NFL releases list of 23 players attending draft

Four players from Alabama’s BCS National Championship team and four from the Florida State team that finished 12-2 with an Orange Bowl victory over Northern Illinois will attend the NFL Draft.

The league released a list of 23 players that have accepted invitations to New York for the occasion.

Right tackle D.J. Fluker, running back Eddie Lacy, guard Chance Warmack and cornerback Dee Milliner headline the list from Alabama. Florida State will be represented by quarterback E.J. Manuel, defensive end Bjoern Werner, offensive tackle Menelik Watson and cornerback Xavier Rhodes.

Here are the other 15 players:

BYU DE Ezekiel Ansah
West Virginia WR Tavon Austin
North Carolina G Jonathan Cooper
Central Michigan OT Eric Fisher
Florida DT Sharrif Floyd
Texas A&M OT Luke Joeckel
Oklahoma OT Lane Johnson
Oregon DE Dion Jordan
LSU DE Barkevious Mingo
Tennessee WR Cordarrelle Patterson
LSU S Eric Reid
Missouri DT Sheldon Richardson
West Virginia QB Geno Smith
Washington CB Desmond Trufant
Texas S Kenny Vaccaro

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