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NFL Draft 2011: 25 Players To Attend, Broncos' Selection Likely Among Them

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
13) Ryan Kerrigan DE Purdue

The first round of the 2011 NFL Draft starts at 8 p.m. (ET) on Thursday, April 28th and SB Nation has everything you need to prepare for it - NFL mock drafts, draft projections, scouting reports, the full NFL draft schedule and more. Check it all out at our 2011 NFL Draft Hub and our NFL Draft blog Mocking the Draft. Visit Mile High Report for more on the Broncos.