The 2016 NFL Draft will be held from April 28-30 at Auditorium Theatre in Chicago, Ill. The Players’ Tribune will document the draft with a unique glimpse into the lives and mindsets of some of this year’s top prospects, as they prepare for their NFL dreams to become reality.

Thank You, Navy

Navy players have a lot in common. Most of us were under-recruited — not big enough, not fast enough. But we were just as competitive as everybody else.

NFL Job Application: Reggie Ragland

This is the NFL Job Application. Next up is Reggie Ragland from the University of Alabama.

Training Day

All the work that I’ve done over these last few months, preparing for the combine, my pro day and individual team workouts — really the work I’ve put in my whole life — is about to pay off in my…

NFL Job Application: Vernon Adams Jr.

This is the NFL Job Application. Next up is Vernon Adams Jr. from the University of Oregon.

An Open Letter to the 2016 NFL Draft Class

To the Incoming NFL Draft Class of 2016: Nervous? I feel you. I remember back when I was in your position.

How We Play Football in North Dakota

You don’t get through winters with an average temperature of 12.8° without being a certain kind of tough — the cracked-skin-dried-blood kind of tough.

For Hire: Reliable Wide Receiver Who Comes Up Big

Growing up, there was always a football lying around my house, mostly because of my uncle, Keyshawn Johnson.

NFL Job Application: Sheldon Day

This is the NFL Job Application. Next up is Sheldon Day from the University of Notre Dame.

For Hire: Linebacker With a Relentless Motor

Dear All 32 NFL Teams: My name is Eric Striker, and I want to bring an energy and relentlessness to your defense that you’ve never seen before.

NFL Job Application: Nick Vannett

This is the NFL Job Application. Next up is Nick Vannett from Ohio State University.

For Hire: Wide Receiver Who Just Wants to Win

Dear Prospective NFL Team: My name is Laquon Treadwell, and I want to bring a championship mindset to your team.

NFL Job Application: Blake Countess

This is the NFL Job Application. Next up is Blake Countess from Auburn University.