Thursday, April 12, 2012
26 players to attend NFL draft
ESPN.com news services
NEW YORK -- Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck and Baylor QB Robert Griffin III are among 26 players who will attend the NFL draft later this month.
Luck and Heisman Trophy winner Griffin are expected to go 1-2 to Indianapolis and Washington, respectively.
National champion Alabama will have five players at the draft: safety Mark Barron, running back Trent Richardson, linebackers Courtney Upshaw and Dont'a Hightower and cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick.
LSU will have three players at Radio City Music Hall: defensive tackle Michael Brockers, cornerback Morris Claiborne and receiver Rueben Randle.
The 26 players will be the most to attend a draft. In all, 16 schools will be represented.
Other projected high picks who will be on hand include Southern Cal tackle Matt Kalil and Oklahoma State receiver Justin Blackmon.
The rest of the 26 prospects include: North Carolina defensive end Quinton Coples, South Carolina defensive end Melvin Ingram, Mississippi State defensive tackle Fletcher Cox, Stanford tight end Coby Fleener, Notre Dame wide receiver Michael Floyd, South Carolina cornerback Stephon Gilmore, Georgia offensive tackle Cordy Glenn, Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill, Boise State linebacker Shea McClellin, USC defensive end Nick Perry, Memphis defensive tackle Dontari Poe, Penn State defensive tackle Devon Still, Georgia Tech wide receiver Stephen Hill and Baylor wide receiver Kendall Wright.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.