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NFL confirms names of 16 players who will attend draft

The new three-day NFL draft format will include an increased number of players attending in person, and the NFL announced today the names of 16 players who will be there.

The list of players includes the ones you’d expect — Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford, Nebraska defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh and Oklahoma defensive tackle Gerald McCoy — as well as some notable absences, including Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen and Florida quarterback Tim Tebow.

In addition to Bradford, Suh and McCoy, the players who have accepted invitations are running backs C.J. Spiller and Jahvid Best, cornerbacks Joe Haden and Brandon Ghee, offensive tackles Russell Okung, Bryan Bulaga and Trent Williams; defensive tackles Lamarr Houston, Jared Odrick and Dan Williams; defensive end Derrick Morgan, receiver Demaryius Thomas and safety Eric Berry.

The NFL hasn’t said whether the 16 names it confirmed today constitute the full list of players who will attend.

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30 Responses to “NFL confirms names of 16 players who will attend draft”
  1. funi says: Apr 12, 2010 8:04 PM

    I heard Tebow will be praying at that time..

  2. daskeenz says: Apr 12, 2010 8:13 PM

    Why is Tim Tebow a “notable absence”? It was hard to watch guys like Aaron Rodgers and Brady Quinn search for new ways to suppress their disappointment pick after pick. It would be pathetic to watch Jesus himself stay humble deep into the third round, Despite what his dad thinks. If he is Jesus then that makes his dad God right? Maybe he does know more than the rest of us do.

  3. robert ethan says: Apr 12, 2010 8:14 PM

    You just know that the cameras and reporters are going to be all over Sam Bradford and Colt McCoy, with Tebow not being there. Meanwhile, the two best players in the draft, Suh and McCoy will be the 300 pound African Americans in the corner of the room that no one wants to talk about.
    Racist bleeps.

  4. SterilizeTHenry says: Apr 12, 2010 8:23 PM

    Good for Clausen and Tebow. Don’t give the network the satisfaction of zooming in on your facial expression after every pick.

  5. sniperhare says: Apr 12, 2010 8:26 PM

    Robert why must you drag race into a comment? I seem to remember the cameras trained on DHB and Crabtree last year.
    It’s the NFL, they don’t care about race, all the owners want to do is put together the most competitive roster they can.

  6. billyparadise16 says: Apr 12, 2010 8:31 PM

    Colt McCoy isn’t even gonna be at the draft, you must be a fat black guy too

  7. RavensFreak00 says: Apr 12, 2010 8:37 PM

    Where’s Terrence Cody?

  8. kishcollageit says: Apr 12, 2010 8:40 PM

    I think the cameras will be all on Suh and McCoy because they are clearly the best players there! Bradford is the best QB there and will be picked accordingly!

  9. boknowsvt says: Apr 12, 2010 8:42 PM

    I surprised they didn’t invite Bruce Campbell since his name will be called with the 8th pick.

  10. Jumbotron84 says: Apr 12, 2010 8:43 PM

    Hey jackass – where do you see that colt was going to be there…. all i see is gerald mccoy

  11. Mike says: Apr 12, 2010 8:51 PM

    Yeah Robert youre wrong. . .anyways, Suh and McCoy will be picked so early that it only makes sense that the cameras will be on other draftees

  12. Bluefish says: Apr 12, 2010 8:52 PM

    Hey Robert Ethan – You are a racist asshole. Stay the hell away from posting things unless you can keep race out of it. Read what sniperhare said. You may learn something.

  13. robert ethan says: Apr 12, 2010 8:53 PM

    Myeeh….was meant to be a joke. Take out Colt McCoy’s name if it makes you happy. Makes no difference.

  14. Thepass86 says: Apr 12, 2010 8:56 PM

    Did they intentionally invite Day 2 picks? There are potentially 3-4 players on that list that shouldn’t be first day picks unless some team is drinking the hype kool-aid.

  15. Graybeard65 says: Apr 12, 2010 9:06 PM

    According to NFL.com, invitations are still out to Tebow, Clausen and C. McCoy.
    “Invites remain out to the other three top quarterbacks — Jimmy Clausen, Tim Tebow and Colt McCoy, according to a source. The league may also still invite other players.”
    http://www.nfl.com/draft/story?id=09000d5d81778aa7&template=with-video-with-comments&confirm=true
    I can see why the above three might stay home just for the reason mentioned above, especially since the first day is only going to be about the first round. If I were any of them and I did slip to the 2nd or lower, I would feel pretty stupid sitting there for hours, just to get up and walk away at the end of the day.

  16. Deegan says: Apr 12, 2010 9:20 PM

    I agree with Robert…..those racist bastards…..Native American hogging the camera time as usual. Typical.

  17. Chiefs2010 says: Apr 12, 2010 9:24 PM

    I say it should be a free for all..
    whoever wants to go can go – half these guys will be busts anyways.. give em’ a meal a little spot lot.

  18. postcardfromOH says: Apr 12, 2010 9:27 PM

    I hear that instead of the draft, Tebow and Clausen will both be attending the World’s Biggest Tool Competition….brought to you by the Home Depot.

  19. kazkal says: Apr 12, 2010 9:29 PM

    Awwww I wanted to see Mays get his bengal jersey from the Commish.

  20. Wipackman says: Apr 12, 2010 10:05 PM

    funi says:
    April 12, 2010 8:04 PM
    I heard Tebow will be praying at that time..
    Hope he is ….and hope he is praying for you !!! God bless you Funi !!!!

  21. mwcarolina says: Apr 12, 2010 10:17 PM

    funi says:
    April 12, 2010 8:04 PM
    I heard Tebow will be praying at that time..
    so you are happy Tebow isn’t there, but guys like Thomas, Best and Ghee (who may fall into round 2) are there and you arent saying anything shows all you are is some dude who doesnt like Tebow. I KNOW he’s overhyped, but that’s not his fault, he’s not going to attend the draft and i respect that, but why not say how Best and Ghee may fall in round 2??? there are many others who need invites over those two.

  22. JustDieBaby says: Apr 12, 2010 10:43 PM

    Wipackman says:
    April 12, 2010 10:05 PM
    funi says:
    April 12, 2010 8:04 PM
    I heard Tebow will be praying at that time..
    Hope he is ….and hope he is praying for you !!! God bless you Funi !!!!
    I really hope Tebot is praying (and God is listening) the senile, depends- diaper wearing, crypt keeper Al Davis doesnt embarass RaiderFan again by drafting his next Bust Bruce Campbell at 8. God please Damn Al Davis to hell after the hell he has put us through.
    Lord you have taken our favorite musicians. Our favorite sports figures, our favorite actors etc etc. We just want you to know our favorite owner is Al Davis.

  23. robert ethan says: Apr 12, 2010 11:33 PM

    I’ll try the joke again….
    You just know that the cameras and reporters in the Green Room will be all over Sam Bradford if Tebow isn’t there.
    Ndamakong Suh and Gerald McCoy will be the 300 pound African Americans in the room no one wants to acknowledge.
    Racist bleeps.

  24. chimi says: Apr 12, 2010 11:33 PM

    I can’t help but notice Dez Bryant is attending…

  25. chimi says: Apr 12, 2010 11:34 PM

    *isn’t

  26. BigBig says: Apr 12, 2010 11:41 PM

    Everyone here probably never played football beyond high school, if at all. Shut up, drink your Bud Light, pick at your belly button lint, and watch the draft. Maybe you’ll learn something.

  27. Adam says: Apr 13, 2010 1:36 AM

    If McClain shows up, it means that the Giants got him.

  28. Jacksonjames says: Apr 13, 2010 7:33 AM

    @robert ethan … First off, you’re the one who sounds racist more than anyone, bringing this crap up. nobody seems to care but you. second, ‘african americans’?! stop it already! it’s crap like this that start rants from me that create racist arguments that were never there to begin with. now go be pissed off because “THE MAN” isn’t helping you out the way you feel he should be.

  29. lurch's nyquil says: Apr 13, 2010 8:12 AM

    Also attending — a bunch of dumb ass Eagles and Giants fans, who will sit for hours and hours to hear someone call out a name.

  30. Justin says: Apr 13, 2010 3:55 PM

    sniperhare says:
    April 12, 2010 8:26 PM
    Robert why must you drag race into a comment? I seem to remember the cameras trained on DHB and Crabtree last year.
    You must have a bad memory. DHB was at his home in Maryland with his family.

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