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Illinois’ Liuget Among Record 25 Prospects To Be At NFL Draft

Corey Liuget

Corey Liuget (Photo Credit: AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

CHICAGO (CBS) For most of the players who will hear their names called during the 75th NFL Draft, there will be a lot of waiting and wonder. For 25 of these players their waiting and wondering will be seen by the world.

The NFL announced on Monday that a record 25 players have accepted an invitation to attend the draft at Radio City Music Hall in New York.

Among the 25 are high-profile players like Cam Newton, Von Miller and Blaine Gabbert, as well as former Illinois standout Corey Liuget.

There are pretty good odds that several of these players could slip to the second round, which with the recently changed draft format is now the second day. Those players’ waiting and wondering in the public spotlight could last a while.

Full list of players:
Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska
Akeem Ayers, LB, UCLA
Adrian Clayborn, DE Iowa
Randall Cobb, WR, Kentucky
Marcell Dareus, DT, Alabama
Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn
Gabbert, QB, Missouri
A.J. Green, WR, Georgia
Mark Herzlich, LB, Boston College
Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama
Cameron Jordan, DE, California
Julio Jones, WR, Alabama
Ryan Kerrigan, DE, Purdue
Liuget, DT, Illinois
Miller, LB, Texas A&M
Rahim Moore, S, UCLA
Newton, QB, Auburn
Patrick Peterson, CB, Louisiana State
Mike Pouncey, G/C, Florida
Aldon Smith, DE, Missouri
Tyron Smith, T, Southern California
Phil Taylor, DT, Baylor
Danny Watkins, G, Baylor
J.J. Watt, DE, Wisconsin
Ryan Williams, RB, Virginia Tech