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Tyron Smith, Akeem Ayers headed for Radio City Music Hall


The dance card for the 2011 NFL Draft in New York City continues to fill up.

A league source interrupted some Florio family time to inform him that USC tackle Tyron Smith will attend the draft.

We’ve heard Smith called the most talented tackle in this draft and compared to D’Brickashaw Ferguson.  We’ve also heard people believe that Smith is more well suited for right tackle than left tackle, which hurts his stock.

Also going to New York: Former UCLA linebacker Akeem Ayers, who announced the news on Twitter.

Jason La Canfora also reported that Clemson defensive end Da’Quan Bowers will likely watch from home.  La Canfora also mentioned Smith would likely watch from home, but we’ve since learned that’s not the case.

That makes 16 players confirmed to be headed to New York.  The rest of the list:

Auburn quarterback Cam Newton, Cal defensive end Cameron Jordan, Texas A&M linebacker Von Miller, Alabama receiver Julio Jones, Iowa defensive end Adrian Clayborn, Alabama running back Mark Ingram, Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert, Georgia receiver A.J. Green, Wisconsin defensive end J.J. Watt, Missouri defensive end Aldon Smith, Auburn defensive tackle Nick Fairley, Nebraska cornerback Prince Amukamara, and Alabama defensive tackle Marcel Dareus.

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8 Responses to “Tyron Smith, Akeem Ayers headed for Radio City Music Hall”
  1. dewalt2990 says: Apr 1, 2011 6:24 PM

    Akeem is going to slip like Jahvid Best did, maybe further.

  2. granadafan says: Apr 1, 2011 6:46 PM

    Akeem better find a very comfortable seat because he’s going to be there for awhile!

  3. mizzousooner says: Apr 1, 2011 6:51 PM

    When Cam turns out to be a bust, ala Jamarcus Walrus, some of you are going to look quite stupid.

  4. jc1958cool says: Apr 1, 2011 7:33 PM

    congradulations your locked out dumb ___!
    just wannabees looking for TV spot light

  5. thegonz13 says: Apr 1, 2011 7:48 PM

    Akeem has better bring a pillow and a blanket!

  6. thefiesty1 says: Apr 1, 2011 7:59 PM

    The more the merrier. The players* event may be a very dull affair.

  7. gdpont says: Apr 1, 2011 8:52 PM

    What are the chances that the draftees will show some highly visible display of solidarity with the union or against the lockout. Will they wear protest buttons or hold the team jersey upside down or some other form of protest for the cameras? If they did, perhaps they might gain support from the union to fight a rookie wage scale.

  8. riverhorsey says: Apr 2, 2011 1:05 AM

    if bowers isn’t even watching from home he’s not in the 1st round..

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