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    Players Invited to Attend the Draft

    Here is the list so far...

    -Texas safety Kenny Vaccaro (source)
    -West Virginia receiver Tavon Austin (source)
    -Florida State quarterback E.J. Manuel (source)

    Getting invited to the draft isn't quite as exclusive as it used to be. Last year, 26 prospects attended, which was a record number. Of those 26, 20 of them were selected in the first round. The rest were taken the following day in Round Two.


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    Re: Players Invited to Attend the Draft

    I was glad last year they stopped showing the dropping players and stopped showing the players on their cellphones before the pick was announced. Still, even without the cameras, for some of those guys it could be a risk that you'll be waiting until day 2 to get on stage, and that probably isn't as much fun.

    More to the point, a little surprised that E.J. Manuel is invited. Guess you need to have some QBs.

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    Re: Players Invited to Attend the Draft

    Quote Originally Posted by berg8309 View Post
    I was glad last year they stopped showing the dropping players and stopped showing the players on their cellphones before the pick was announced. Still, even without the cameras, for some of those guys it could be a risk that you'll be waiting until day 2 to get on stage, and that probably isn't as much fun.

    More to the point, a little surprised that E.J. Manuel is invited. Guess you need to have some QBs.
    I think they're also trying to expand it into a two day event, rather than just round 1 glitz and glamour. With so many people paying more attention to the draft, there is easily enough name recognition available in round 2 to keep it up for another night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shower beers View Post
    I think they're also trying to expand it into a two day event, rather than just round 1 glitz and glamour. With so many people paying more attention to the draft, there is easily enough name recognition available in round 2 to keep it up for another night.
    I actually strongly dislike it. I liked it much better when round 2 started immediately. Personal preference though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by berg8309 View Post
    I actually strongly dislike it. I liked it much better when round 2 started immediately. Personal preference though.
    I liked it when we were picking at the top, and I thought other teams would trade up after some time to think about someone they really wanted. That never happened though...
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    Re: Players Invited to Attend the Draft

    I like seeing these guys post their invitation letters on twitter. It's a nice feel good moment for these guys. It reminds me of when I got my first college acceptance letter, or my first job offer or when I accidentally got an extra 10 McNuggets for free last week.
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    Re: Players Invited to Attend the Draft

    Quote Originally Posted by jmk321 View Post
    I like seeing these guys post their invitation letters on twitter. It's a nice feel good moment for these guys. It reminds me of when I got my first college acceptance letter, or my first job offer or when I accidentally got an extra 10 McNuggets for free last week.
    I don't even know you'd mention those other two in association with the extra 10 McNuggets. Clearly the pinnacle of anyone's life right there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by berg8309 View Post
    I don't even know you'd mention those other two in association with the extra 10 McNuggets. Clearly the pinnacle of anyone's life right there.
    You might think that but it was a bittersweet moment because they neglected to give me extra sauce for free.
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    Re: Players Invited to Attend the Draft

    Manti Te'o has reportedly turned down two invitations to come to Radio City Music Hall for the NFL Draft.

    Word is he can't find a +1.

    BAZINGA!
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    Re: Players Invited to Attend the Draft

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick View Post
    Manti Te'o has reportedly turned down two invitations to come to Radio City Music Hall for the NFL Draft.

    Word is he can't find a +1.

    BAZINGA!
    Would have been a perfect 10 if you had replaced "a" with "his"!

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