The 2011 NFL Draft will have a record 25 players attending on Thursday, April 28. While neither of Colorado's top prospects, tackle Nate Solder and cornerback Jimmy Smith, will be there, the Denver Broncos' selection at No. 2 is almost assuredly among the players attending.
Among the likely choices who will be there to hold up a Broncos jersey are Alabama defensive tackle Marcell Dareus, Auburn defensive tackle Nick Fairley, LSU cornerback Patrick Peterson, quarterbacks Cam Newton and Blaine Gabbert and Texas A&M linebacker Von Miller. Though out of those players either of the defensive tackles or Miller would be the best bet to display a Broncos jersey on stage.
A full list appears below.
Here are the 25 players confirmed to attend the NFL Draft:
|1)||Prince Amukamara||CB||Nebraska||14)||Corey Liuget||DT||Illinois|
|2)||Akeem Ayers||LB||UCLA||15)||Von Miller||LB||Texas A&M|
|3)||Adrian Clayborn||DE||Iowa||16)||Rahim Moore||S||UCLA|
|4)||Randall Cobb||WR||Kentucky||17)||Cam Newton||QB||Auburn|
|5)||Marcell Dareus||DT||Alabama||18)||Patrick Peterson||CB||Louisiana State|
|6)||Nick Fairley||DT||Auburn||19)||Mike Pouncey||G/C||Florida|
|7)||Blaine Gabbert||QB||Missouri||20)||Aldon Smith||DE||Missouri|
|8)||AJ Green||WR||Georgia||21)||Tyron Smith||T||USC|
|9)||Mark Herzlich||LB||Boston College||22)||Phil Taylor||DT||Baylor|
|10)||Mark Ingram||RB||Alabama||23)||Danny Watkins||G||Baylor|
|11)||Cameron Jordan||DE||California||24)||JJ Watt||DE||Wisconsin|
|12)||Julio Jones||WR||Alabama||25)||Ryan Williams||RB||Va. Tech|
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