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A.J. Green becomes 10th player to accept draft invitation

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Despite the lockout, a total of 10 incoming rookies have accepted invitations to attend the 2011 NFL draft.

The latest?  Georgia receiver A.J. Green.

I’m going to New York,” Green recently told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.  “I know I’m going to have a great time.”

Green is expected to be the first receiver taken.  He could be the first player taken.  If both Cam Newton and Blaine Gabbert go in the first three picks, Green’s floor likely will be No. 4, to the Bengals.

The other nine players to accept invitations to the draft are Virginia Tech running back Ryan Williams, UCLA linebacker Akeem Ayers, Iowa defensive end Adrian Clayborn, Alabama receiver Julio Jones, Purdue defensive end Ryan Kerrigan, Illinois defensive tackle Corey Liuget, Texas A&M linebacker Von Miller, LSU cornerback Patrick Peterson, and USC offensive tackle Tyron Smith.

The league originally invited 20 players.  More invitations apparently have been issued as some of the players have declined.  Washington’s Jack Locker and Colorado’s Nate Solder are among those who have said “no thanks.”

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9 Responses to “A.J. Green becomes 10th player to accept draft invitation”
  1. winstonhussein says: Apr 9, 2011 12:09 PM

    Locker’s not going because he doesn’t want to be that guy everybody watches drop to the third round.

  2. sabeybaby says: Apr 9, 2011 12:25 PM

    I hope AJ enjoys his freedom now because in about three weeks he is about to become a slave.

  3. MichaelEdits says: Apr 9, 2011 12:25 PM

    I’m still waiting for my invitation

  4. brownsfrown says: Apr 9, 2011 12:28 PM

    And with the sixth pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Clowns select…

    …another first-round draft bust!

    Get a defensive lineman please!

  5. carolinacrazy95 says: Apr 9, 2011 1:25 PM

    Well, at least its official, Carolina will have someone to hold the jersey at the # 1 overall spot. Welcome to Carolina Mr. Green.

  6. dbellina says: Apr 9, 2011 1:50 PM

    I don’t know about you guys, but I’m excited to see who this year’s Mr Irrelevant is!

  7. thefiesty1 says: Apr 9, 2011 2:15 PM

    Good, have Colt McCoy hand him his #1 jersey when the Browns take him with their first pick.

  8. bensstinkyfingers says: Apr 9, 2011 6:43 PM

    He will look great strutting across the stage in his fresh Cleveland Browns cap.

  9. hobartbaker says: Apr 9, 2011 8:36 PM

    A.J. will own the Green Room.

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