NFL unveils invitees for draft

Quarterback Andrew Luck looks on during the 2012 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. (Joe...

Quarterback Andrew Luck looks on during the 2012 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images/AFP)

John Kryk, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:09 PM ET

The NFL announced Thursday it has invited 26 prospects to the first night of the draft in New York City on April 26.

There are no surprises on the list. Nearly all are considered first-round locks.

But three players not on the list who have been showing up among the top 25 of most mock drafts are Boston College linebacker Luke Kuechly, Iowa offensive tackle Riley Reiff and Stanford guard David DeCastro.

All 32 first-round selections will be made in prime time at Radio City Music Hall. The second and third round go April 27 at night, and Rounds 4-7 on the afternoon of April 28.

The 26 first-round invitees, by position:

QUARTERBACKS

Andrew Luck, Stanford

Robert Griffin III, Baylor

Ryan Tannehill, Texas A&M

RUNNING BACK

Trent Richardson, Alabama

OFFENSIVE LINEMEN

Matt Kalil, OT, USC

Cordy Glenn, OT, Georgia

DEFENSIVE BACKS

Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU

Mark Barron, S, Alabama

Stephon Gilmore, CB, South Carolina

Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama

RECEIVERS

Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State

Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame

Coby Fleener, TE, Stanford

Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia Tech

Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor

Rueben Randle, WR, LSU

LINEBACKERS/ENDS

Melvin Ingram, OLB, South Carolina

Dont'a Hightower, LB, Alabama

Quinton Coples, DE, North Carolina

Shea McClellin, LB, Boise State

Nick Perry, DE, USC

Courtney Upshaw, LB, Alabama

DEFENSIVE TACKLES

Michael Brockers, DT, LSU

Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi State

Dontari Poe, DT, Memphis

Devon Still, DT, Penn State


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