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Monroe Had A Draft Day Dry Run

The league officially has announced the names of the nine players who’ll be in New York for the draft on April 25.
They are, as previously reported, receiver Michael Crabtree, linebacker Aaron Curry, linebacker Brian Cushing, quarterback Josh Freeman, tackle Eugene Monroe, tackle Michael Oher, defensive end Brian Orakpo, tackle Jason Smith, and quarterback Matthew Stafford.
The press release from the league mentions another fact about which we weren’t previously aware:  Monroe attended the 2008 draft as a guest of former Virginia teammate Chris Long.
Long is a defensive end and Monroe is a tackle.  They practiced against each other as members of the Cavaliers football team.  There’s a chance that their practice-field rivalry will continue if the Rams use the second overall pick for the second straight year on a lineman from Charlottesville.

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10 Responses to “Monroe Had A Draft Day Dry Run”
  1. mw4365 says: Apr 13, 2009 1:10 PM

    How unfortunate is it for some of these teams that since there is a draft and they have the high picks, they almost always have to use them on a player who most scouts consider not even at top 15 pick? Sucks.
    What I love is that mocks have Orakpo as a huge bust/huge risk guy but they all have him taken at 5-10. Makes sense.
    drunk, sorry.

  2. Wallace says: Apr 13, 2009 1:12 PM

    Can we get a PFT “embarrassing draft day slide” poll going?

  3. myusernamestinks says: Apr 13, 2009 1:28 PM

    Pat White won’t be there?

  4. TheCoop says: Apr 13, 2009 1:57 PM

    At least Mark Sanchez has someone advising him not to show up, so that he’s not this year’s version of Matt Leinart / Aaron Rodgers / Brady Quinn.

  5. CSP1 says: Apr 13, 2009 2:38 PM

    Freeman gets an invite over Mark Sanchez? Am I missing something here?

  6. par4life says: Apr 13, 2009 3:14 PM

    Freeman could very well be sitting there until 7-8 PM. Better order up some dinner Josh.

  7. No_Man says: Apr 13, 2009 3:56 PM

    “CSP1 says:
    April 13th, 2009 at 2:38 pm
    Freeman gets an invite over Mark Sanchez? Am I missing something here?”
    Sanchez was invited but declined.

  8. adammwilson says: Apr 13, 2009 9:02 PM

    the rams like monroe more than jason smith

  9. KGleits says: Apr 13, 2009 9:08 PM

    Florio why do you always try to make these stupid connections between players? This whole post was pointless.

  10. ncpeters says: Apr 14, 2009 11:43 AM

    I don’t understand Freeman getting invited. The NFL has tried to not be like the NBA and having players sit around for hours, and they invite a guy who is projected to go number 19. Odds are he sits for over 3 hours until he hears his name. Cushing is a bit surprising as well, as he isn’t likely to go until the teens and could drop further.

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