2011 NFL Draft: Texas A&M's Von Miller Among 20 Players Invited To Draft

With all the hubbub and chaos surrounding the NFL Draft this year over whether the (non union will let it's players attend the draft, hold some sort of event beforehand, or lock potential draft picks in a closet with nothing but a ping pong table until negotiations are done, the actual invitations to the draft were somewhat buried. Getting an invitation to the NFL Draft is as close to a lock at being a first round pick as there is--very few players that are among the 20 invites that don't eventually walk across that stage and shake the commissioner's hand in the first round.

So with that said, the NFL invited it's twenty players last night, and one of them was Texas A&M's Von Miller, who will likely be selected somewhere between the third and seventh picks in this year's draft:

League sources told NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora that 20 players have been invited to attend the draft. Among the prospects to receive invitations are Texas A&M linebacker Von Miller, Alabama defensive lineman Marcell Dareus and running back Mark Ingram, Clemson defensive end Da'Quan Bowers, Auburn defensive lineman Nick Fairley and Nebraska cornerback Prince Amukamara

It wasn't really in question at this point that Miller would be a first round pick, so this is more interesting for the lower names that were picked like Ingram and Washington QB Jake Locker. But let it be known: Von Miller is going to be a very high pick in this year's draft, and whoever gets him will have a pure disruptor on defense.

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