As one of the top NFL draft prospects, A.J. Green, the former Georgia wide receiver, has been invited and will attend the ceremony at Radio City Music Hall in New York.
“It’s getting closer to the draft and I just sent some pictures to my mom of some suits that I bought,” Green told The Atlanta-Journal Constitution on Thursday. “I’m going to New York. I know I’m going to have a great time.”
Green, who left school after his junior season, played 32 games at Georgia, made 166 catches and 2,619 yards and scored 23 touchdowns.
There has been some controversy over whether prospects should attend the league-sanctioned event and shake hands with commissioner Roger Goodell because of the labor dispute with the players.
Green became the 10th player to accept a draft invite, joining UCLA linebacker Akeem Ayers, Iowa defensive end Adrian Clayborn, Alabama wide receiver Julio Jones, Purdue defensive end Ryan Kerrigan, Illinois defensive tackle Corey Liuget, Texas A&M linebacker Von Miller, LSU cornerback Patrick Peterson and Southern California’s offensive tackle Tyron Smith.
The draft is set for April 28-30.
–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog