Corey Liuget to attend NFL draft

AP

It wasn’t so long ago that we weren’t sure whether any rookies would attend the NFL Draft this year.   Now we learn almost every day that another rookie has committed to attending.

The latest to say yes is Illinois defensive tackle Corey Liuget.   Bob Asmussen of the Champaign News-Gazette spoke with Liuget over the weekend and confirmed the underrated interior option was invited and to Radio City Music Hall, and is excited to attend.

Silva had Liuget staying in state in his latest Mock Draft, sending him to the Bears at No. 29 in the first round.

The other 17 invites we know of:

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, Alabama defensive tackle Marcel Dareus, USC tackle Tyron Smith, Clemson defensive end Da’Quan Bowers, and USC tackle Tyron Smith, and UCLA Akeem Ayers.