I'd guess the absences are notable, given that the NFL would want the top picks there in person:
OT - NFL Draft Attendees
At least Tebow won't be there. I don't want to see hundreds of awkward shots of him waiting to be drafted.
Some of those guys are second to third round picks. Wonder if they just go for day 2 or are sitting around waiting on day one as well.
3 to 5 tops should be invited and only players that are almost guaranteed to go within the Top 10 (Suh, Bradford, Okung, etc). Its just sad to have a guy sit there for hours and now possibly a couple days before they get drafted.
all are 1st round. Some of them will be in the green room for day 2 portion of the draft which is round 2/3.
He's letting his bitch Bulaga attend for him.
It's gonna take 3 days to draft these guys now? Soon they'll just pick a couple players a day so they can control the media for the entire off season!
After the "look at Brady Quinn sweat uncomfortably for three hours" fiasco, the NFL decided to revamp who is invited. I guess they now canvas the teams to get an idea of who it should be.
ESPN and the NFL loves the situations like Brady Quinn... it gives the draft a human interest story line happening live.. not just a story of how a guy got there.
Makes for good, if not great TV... everyone was talking about it... wondering if this is the pick..
It's not cool for Brady Quinn... but somehow ESPN and the NFL loved it in a small way.
I remember them talking about it during the draft last year. The NFL, while they expanded the number of invites, canvased the teams for information in order to avoid it happening again.
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