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26 Prospects Invited To 2012 NFL Draft In New York

The 2012 NFL Draft is just a couple of weeks away. A record 26 prospects will be attending the event at Radio City Music Hall.

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 28:  NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell looks on during the 2011 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 28, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 28: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell looks on during the 2011 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 28, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
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The 2012 NFL Draft will take place from April 26-28 at Radio City Music Hall in New York. The league has announced that this year, a record 26 players in the draft have been invited to attend the event in person. This is one of the most deep and talented draft pools in recent years and as such, the NFL is prepared to make an event out of it.


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Names like Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III and Matt Kalil were expected as locks to be invited, but some of the names (like Stanford Cardinal tight end Coby Fleener) are a bit surprising. A full five players on the invite list are former players for the Alabama Crimson Tide, as ESPN's Adam Schefter noted.

Here is the full list of confirmed attendees, as announced by the NFL:

1) Mark Barron - S - Alabama Crimson Tide
2) Justin Blackmon - WR - Oklahoma St. Cowboys
3) Michael Brockers - DT - LSU Tigers
4) Morris Claiborne - CB - LSU Tigers
5) Quinton Coples - DE - North Carolina Tar Heels
6) Fletcher Cox - DT - Mississippi St. Bulldogs
7) Coby Fleener - TE - Stanford Cardinal
8) Michael Floyd - WR - Notre Dame Fighting Irish
9) Stephon Gilmore - CB - South Carolina Gamecocks
10) Cordy Glenn - T - Georgia Bulldogs
11) Robert Griffin III - QB - Baylor Bears
12) Dont'a Hightower - LB - Alabama Crimson Tide
13) Stephen Hill - WR - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
14) Melvin Ingram - DE - South Carolina Gamecocks
15) Matt Kalil - T - USC Trojans
16) Dre Kirkpatrick - CB - Alabama Crimson Tide
17) Andrew Luck - QB - Stanford Cardinal
18) Shea McClellin - LB - Boise St. Broncos
19) Nick Perry - DE - USC Trojans
20) Dontari Poe - DT - Memphis Tigers
21) Rueben Randle - WR - LSU Tigers
22) Trent Richardson - RB - Alabama Crimson Tide
23) Devon Still - DT - Penn St. Nittany Lions
24) Ryan Tannehill - QB - Texas A&M Aggies
25) Courtney Upshaw - LB - Albama Crimson Tide
26) Kendall Wright - WR - Baylor Bears

For plenty more on the 2012 NFL Draft, head on over to Mocking the Draft.

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