Apr 28, 2011; New York, NY, USA; The 2011 NFL draft class poses for a photo before the 2011 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

2013 NFL Draft: List of Players Who Will Attend

On the evening of April 25th, 32 football players will make the jump from college to the pros as first round NFL draft choices. A phone will ring, a man will give one of the biggest smiles of his life and a dream will come true.

Some times that scene plays out at a home, and sometimes it plays out in the green room at Radio City Music Hall. If the Lions phone call goes to one of the green room phones, that man with the big smile will be handed a Lions cap and will walk across the draft stage to shake Roger Goodell’s hand.

The NFL released the official list of players who will be in attendance. Here they are:

Name Position School
Ezekiel Ansah DE Brigham Young
Tavon Austin WR West Virginia
Jonathan Cooper G North Carolina
Eric Fisher T Central Michigan
Sharrif Floyd DT Florida
D.J. Fluker T Alabama
Luke Joeckel T Texas A&M
Lane Johnson T Oklahoma
Dion Jordan DE Oregon
Eddie Lacy RB Alabama
E.J. Manuel QB Florida State
Dee Milliner CB Alabama
Barkevious Mingo DE Louisiana State
Cordarrelle Patterson WR Tennessee
Eric Reid S Louisiana State
Xavier Rhodes CB Florida State
Sheldon Richardson DT Missouri
Geno Smith QB West Virginia
Desmond Trufant CB Washington
Kenny Vaccaro S Texas
Chance Warmack G Alabama
Menelik Watson T Florida State
Bjoern Werner DE Florida State

The list contains the names most often linked to the Detroit Lions. It also contains a few names that would be interesting options should they fall out of the first round.

Who do you hope is putting on a Lions hat as he walks across the stage?

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