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Von Miller Officially Confirmed To Be On Stage On Draft Night

The NFL sent out a release earlier this morning confirming that a record 25 players would be attending this year's NFL Draft. Texas A&M's Von Miller, one of the first rumored invites, has accepted and will be on the stage along with the following other players:

Prince Amukamara
Corey Liuget
Akeem Ayers
Von Miller
Adrian Clayborn
Rahim Moore
Randall Cobb
Cam Newton
Marcell Dareus
Patrick Peterson
Nick Fairley
Mike Pouncey
Blaine Gabbert
Aldon Smith
AJ Green
Tyron Smith
Mark Herzlich
Phil Taylor
Mark Ingram
Danny Watkins
Cameron Jordan
JJ Watt
Julio Jones
Ryan Williams
Ryan Kerrigan

Very interesting list here. The most surprising name is probably Randall Cobb, who I don't think I've ever seen mocked in the first round. With 25 picks, of course, it's not likely that everyone here will be drafted in the first round, but it's clear that most of these guys will go in the first 40 picks.

Miller is widely expected to be picked by the Buffalo Bills, who have the third overall pick. SB Nation's latest mock draft has that exact scenario playing out.

The first round of the 2011 NFL Draft starts at 8 p.m. (ET) on Thursday, April 28, and SB Nation has everything you need to prepare: NFL mock drafts, draft projections, scouting reports, the full NFL draft schedule and more. Check it out at SB Nation's NFL Draft page and our NFL Draft blog, Mocking the Draft.

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