Just four hours remain until the NFL draft begins...
Thirty-two players will get the news tonight that they've joined a fairly exclusive fraternity. Most of the players on the Houston Texans roster remember the feeling of getting that call at some point in the draft.
Here are some of their memories:
Left tackle Duane Brown, first round, 2008: "It’s a very, very, very hectic time, but very exciting as well. All the work you put in through college, through the combine, the senior games and traveling to teams. It’s very exciting. When that day comes, it’s a big sigh of relief whenever you do get drafted, if you get drafted. But you also realize the opportunity you have ahead of you, how much work you have ahead of you. I’m going into Year 8. I look back and I’m very blessed and fortunate to be in the position that I’m in right now."
Cornerback Kareem Jackson, first round, 2010: "Just remember being with family. I'm a very family-oriented guy. I'm all about being with family. Definitely to share special moments like that, for me, I was with my family in Macon, Georgia, I had a house full of people. Actually, it kind of turned into a block celebration. We kind of shut the whole block down."
Inside linebacker Brian Cushing, first round, 2009: "A lot of anxiety. Mixed emotions. I'd be excited one day, nervous the next. I'd be confident. It would kind of flip-flop, back and forth. You think you know where you're going, and then everything changes. I remember a couple places really pegging me in at 15, going to Houston. Then draft day came around and it happened."
Tight end Garrett Graham, fourth round, 2010: "Draft week was stressful. I was back home in New Jersey with a bunch of family. It's nerve wracking. I didn't sleep much the night before, but once I got that phone call, I was super excited to get down here."