After several days of thinking there may not be any college players in attendance at the 2011 NFL Draft, the NFL confirmed today that no less than 25 prospects will be in attendance on Thursday night when the 1st Round of the Draft gets underway at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
Included in the group are four players from the Big Ten, all on defense - DE Ryan Kerrigan from Purdue, DE Adrian Clayborn from Iowa, DT Corey Liuget from Illinois and DE J.J. Watt from Wisconsin. All could be taken during Thursday night's first round.
The rest of the players expected to attend are below:
Prince Amumamara, DB - Nebraska
Akeem Ayers, LB - UCLA Corey Liuget, DT - Illinois
Adrian Clayborn, DE - Iowa Von Miller, LB - Texas, A&M
Randall Cobb, WR - Kentucky Rahim Moore, S - UCLA
Marcell Dareus, DT - Alabama Cam Newton, QB - Auburn
Nick Fairley, DT - Auburn Patrick Peterson, CB - LSU
Blaine Gabbert, QB - Missouri Mike Pouncey, OL - Florida
AJ Green, WR - Georgia Tyron Smith, T - USC
Mark Herzlich, LB - BC Phil Taylor, DT - Baylor
Mark Ingram, RB - Alabama Danny Watkins, G - Baylor
Cameron Jordan, DE - CAL JJ Watt, DE - Wisconsin
Julio Jones, WR - Alabama Ryan Williams, RB - Virginia Tech
Ryan Kerrigan, DE - Purdue