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NFL Draft 2011: Georgia Wide Receiver A.J. Green Accepts Draft Invitation

ATHENS, GA - OCTOBER 03:  A.J. Green #8 of the Georgia Bulldogs against the Louisiana State University Tigers at Sanford Stadium on October 3, 2009 in Athens, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Ivan BliminseCorrespondent IApril 9, 2011

The most talented player in the draft will be making the trip to Radio City Music Hall. 

Former Georgia Bulldog receiver A.J. Green announced today that he will be accepting his invitation to attend the 2011 NFL Draft. Green becomes the 10th player to accept his invite and a virtual top-five lock. 

I’m going to New York,” Green recently told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “I know I’m going to have a great time.”

The NFL has sent out a total of 20 invitations. Two players, offensive tackle Nate Solder of Colorado and Washington quarterback Jake Locker, have already declined the offer. 

Green will join LSU cornerback Patrick Peterson, Texas A&M linebacker Von Miller, USC offensive tackle Tyron Smith, Alabama receiver Julio Jones, Purdue defensive end Ryan Kerrigan, UCLA linebacker Akeem Ayers, Illinois defensive tackle Corey Liuget, Iowa defensive end Adrian Clayborn and Virginia Tech running back Ryan Williams in attendance.

Green is expected to be the first wide receiver taken and there has even been recent speculation that he could be the Carolina Panthers' selection with the first overall pick. 

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