UNC's Coples, GT's Hill to attend draft

A record 26 players will be in attendance for the April 26 NFL draft, but only two from ACC schools will be at Radio City Music Hall.

North Carolina's Quinton Coples and Georgia Tech's Stephen Hill will represent the conference, which will have one more player there than the Big Ten and two more than the Big East, which will have none. (Though we won't hold it against them if they try to claim the trio going from Boise State, Memphis and Notre Dame.)

The SEC will have 12 players in New York, led by a record five from national champion Alabama. The Pac-12 and Big 12 will each have four.

In his latest mock draft this weekInsider, Scouts Inc.'s Todd McShay had Coples and Hill going 12th and 26th, respectively, to the Seahawks and Texans.

The ACC player likely to be selected highest in the draft, Boston College's Luke Kuechly, has chosen to watch it from home with friends and family, our Jeffri Chadiha noted Thursday in a story on the linebacker.