I've googled as much as I can about the draft, but that's mainly getting me results about the technicalities of the draft itself, or descriptions of various year's drafts/draft selection parties, but my question is a little more specific then that.
I know that everyone who wants to be drafted submits themselves as eligible, and the draft is selected from that pool. And I know how the selection works, roughly, with the "we select X from Y" and then X gets their picture taken with their new team's sweater.
So my question is this: How many of the prospects actually go to the announce? How confident would you have to be you were going to get drafted, and how high up would you be expecting to go? Does every eligible prospect go? I have a character who (for various reasons) thinks that if they do get drafted, it'd be in the lower end of the draft (the end up going higher then they expected, but that's not important) so would they still be at the event? Or is that more for top prospects?
(Any other random information about the announce party would also be appreciated, but that's the most important part.)