The NFLPA* continues to roll out plans for their events planned around the NFL Draft in New York, called “The Debut.” (We suppose that beats “The Decision.”)
While their events won’t compete directly with the draft, the former union will have dinners for incoming rookies on Thursday and Friday nights. They’ll do it in Times Square, so the players can quickly get over to Radio City Music Hall after they eat.
20 rookies have committed to coming. Here’s the full list: Price Amukamara (Nebraska), Marvin Austin (North Carolina), Adrian Clayborn (Iowa), Marcell Dareus (Alabama), Nick Fairley (Auburn), Blaine Gabbert (Missouri), A.J. Green (Georgia), Mark Ingram (Alabama), Julio Jones (Alabama), Cameron Jordan (Cal), Ryan Kerrigan (Purdue), Corey Liuget (Illinois), Von Miller (Texas A&M), Rahim Moore (UCLA), Cam Newton (Auburn), Patrick Peterson (LSU), Aldon Smith (Missouri), Daniel Thomas (Kansas State), J.J. Watt (Wisconsin), and Robert Quinn (North Carolina).
It’s basically the same list of players that will be attending the draft.
A number of current and former NFL players will also be there to welcome the players, including Warren Moon, Marshall Faulk, Eric Dickerson, Dwayne Bowe, Sam Bradford, Felix Jones, Maurice Jones-Drew, Dustin Keller, Brandon Marshall, and many more that we won’t write because you’ve probably stopped reading by now.
The events scheduled by the NFLPA* also includes a fitness and skills clinic in Harlem.