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.

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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.

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NFL Job Application: Reggie Ragland

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

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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…

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NFL Job Application: Vernon Adams Jr.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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NFL Job Application: Sheldon Day

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

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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.

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NFL Job Application: Nick Vannett

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

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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.

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NFL Job Application: Blake Countess

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