Former CU defensive back Chidobe Awuzie has been invited to attend the NFL draft later this month, a good indication that he could hear his name called early.

"Chido has earned the deserves the right to be able to go to the draft and be a first-round pick, because I definitely think he is a first-round pick," CU head coach Mike MacIntyre told

CU's most recent first-round picks were Nate Solder and Jimmy Smith in 2011. The Buffs haven't had any players drafted since 2014. This year's draft will be held April 27-29.