The NFL announced today that BC's Mark Herzlich will be among the NFL Draft prospects attending this week's NFL Draft in New York. Herzlich, along with Virginia Tech's Ryan Williams, are the ACC's two representatives attending this week's Draft activities.
The other NFL Draft prospects attending the event include Cam Newton, Nick Fairley, Blaine Gabbert, Patrick Peterson, Von Miller, Mark Ingram, A.J. Green, Julio Jones, Adrian Clayborne and Ryan Kerrigan. In all, a record 25 players are confirmed to attend this year's Draft.
On Wednesday, Draft prospects will participate in a youth football clinic, a photo opp atop NYC's Radio City Music Hall, followed by ringing the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange. On Thursday, prospects will visit with pediatric patients in the Kravis Children's Hospital at The Mount Sinai Medical Center before heading back to Radio City for round 1.
The first round of the 2011 NFL Draft starts at 8 p.m. (ET) on Thursday, April 28th. The draft continues at 6:00 PM Friday with rounds 2-3, followed by rounds 4-7 on Saturday, starting at noon. You can find TV coverage on NFL Network and ESPN/ESPN2 on all three days.
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