With the season officially underway, which players are most likely to take the leap from high school to the pros?
The 2017 NFL Draft will be held on June 28, with the first round set to begin at 1:00 p.m.
Here’s a look at what you need to know before the first pick is announced:1.
DE Josh Sweat will be a first-round pick (by the Texans) in 2018, but it’s unclear if he will make the jump to the top of the first-rounder board.
The 6-foot-3, 310-pound Sweat has played the last two seasons at the middle linebacker position in the Texans defense, but he hasn’t played since the beginning of the 2017 season.
The team waived Sweat in December after he missed three games with a knee injury.2.
OT Cameron Erving is expected to be the Texans’ first pick in the first two rounds.
The former UCLA offensive lineman has played at both inside and outside linebacker over the past two seasons.3.
OL Matt Kalil will be taken in the third round by the Rams.
The sixth-year pro spent last season at the left tackle position in Kansas City.
He had been in the Chiefs plans to play outside linebacker, but after a brief stint on the inside in the NFL last year, Kalil is likely to move inside.4.
DE Michael Johnson is likely the No. 2 pick in this year’s draft.
The 7-foot, 290-pound defensive end was a first round pick of the Patriots in 2017.
He has played both inside linebacker and outside defensive end in his career.5.
RB Jonathan Williams is a first or second-round prospect, but is expected in the fourth round.
The Texas native is an intriguing prospect who could end up playing at the running back position.
He could also see time as an offensive lineman, where he could take on more of a lead blocker role.6.
WR DeAndre Hopkins is a second-rounder, but the Houston native was a sixth-round selection of the Rams in 2017, but was released in November.
The receiver caught just 12 passes for 103 yards and two touchdowns last season.7.
LB Chris Baker is expected at the top spot, but has struggled with injuries the past few seasons.
He played the past three seasons at inside linebacker, and the Texans signed him to a four-year, $35 million deal this offseason.8.
OT Michael Johnson III is a fifth-round and is expected as the Texans third-round draft pick.
Johnson, who played four seasons at left tackle, will compete with Justin Pugh for the starting left tackle job this season.9.
CB Trae Waynes will be the seventh pick in 2018.
Waynes spent the past four seasons in the Houston area and was a seventh-round rookie pick in 2016.
He is a long, rangy corner who played in 12 games at defensive end.10.
WR Mike Williams is the sixth-rounder in 2018 and is likely headed to the Buccaneers in the seventh round.
He spent two seasons with the Falcons, and he had 11 catches for 145 yards and a touchdown last season in the Super Bowl.11.
LB K.J. Wright is a sixth round selection by the Seahawks.
The 5-foot 6, 180-pound linebacker spent the last three seasons in Seattle.
He was a fifth round pick by the Cowboys in 2016 and had one tackle for loss in two seasons there.12.
OT J.C. Tretter is expected by many to be a fifth or sixth round pick.
The Washington native spent the 2016 season with the Packers and had two tackles for loss and a sack in the regular season.13.
DE/OLB Marlon Humphrey will be among the first eight picks in 2018 after the former Alabama star had three sacks in 2017 and another sack in 2018 before missing time with a broken foot.14.
WR Christian Kirk will be another fifth round selection.
The Florida State commit had two catches for 25 yards and one touchdown in 2017 with a total of 11 catches in 2018 with a combined total of 35 catches for 566 yards and five touchdowns.15.
TE Evan Engram will be one of the top two picks in the 2018 draft after the 6-5, 230-pound tight end had four catches for 37 yards and three touchdowns in the 2017 regular season and one catch for 22 yards and an interception in the playoffs.16.
LB Jourdan Lewis is the third-best tackle in this draft class, but will likely struggle with injuries.
The Clemson product has played in the past six seasons in his native Florida, where the Dolphins signed him as a free agent.17.
WR Marqise Lee is expected with the No, 2 pick.
Lee had one catch in two games last season with a career-high four catches.18.
WR Amari Cooper is a third-rounder by the Steelers and could end the season in Pittsburgh.
The Arizona State product