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NFL releases draft attendee list

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The following 23 players are expected to attend the 2013 NFL Draft, the league said Wednesday:

Brigham Young defensive end Ezekiel Ansah.

West Virginia wide receiver Tavon Austin.

North Carolina offensive guard Jonathan Cooper.

Central Michigan offensive tackle Eric Fisher.

Florida defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd.

Alabama offensive tackle D.J. Fluker.

Texas A&M offensive tackle Luke Joeckel.

Oklahoma offensive tackle Lane Johnson.

Oregon defensive end Dion Jordan.

Alabama running back Eddie Lacy.

Florida State quarterback E.J. Manuel.

Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner.

Louisiana State defensive end Barkevious Mingo.

Tennessee wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson.

Louisiana State safety Eric Reid.

Florida State cornerback Xavier Rhodes.

Missouri defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson.

West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith.

Washington cornerback Desmond Trufant.

Texas safety Kenny Vaccaro.

Alabama offensive guard Chance Warmack.

Florida State offensive tackle Menelik Watson.

Florida State defensive end Bjoern Werner.

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45 Responses to “NFL releases draft attendee list”
  1. pleasefiregoodell says: Apr 10, 2013 6:25 PM

    I hope Goodell doesn’t start doing his weird front hugs this year.

    Wish there was a way for Goodell not to be at the draft.

  2. thesmartest1 says: Apr 10, 2013 6:27 PM

    Could get ugly for Bjoern.

  3. packerbackernj says: Apr 10, 2013 6:29 PM

    If the Bills pass, its going to be a loooooong night, Geno.

  4. packersareandwillalwaysbebetterthanthebears says: Apr 10, 2013 6:31 PM

    Florida State’s EJ Manuel’s attendance is surprising. I wonder if any team has hinted to him he’d be drafted fairly high

  5. GenXJay says: Apr 10, 2013 6:31 PM

    What about Jay-z & wife?

  6. bengalbowl says: Apr 10, 2013 6:31 PM

    My money is on Reid being the last one sitting in the green room looking embarrassed for deciding to attend.

  7. logicalvoicesays says: Apr 10, 2013 6:31 PM

    I ask myself…do I want any of these players or RGIII? Answer honestly and you see why Bruce Allen and the Redskins won the trade BIG TIME. #BurgundyandGoldstandard

  8. classactcalvin81 says: Apr 10, 2013 6:31 PM

    And with the 5th pic The Detroit Lions select OT Eric Fisher!!! All Lions Fans go Nuts!! Go D!!

  9. operwapitsai says: Apr 10, 2013 6:32 PM

    hey if anybody has a little bit of knowledge to drop, which invitee has had to wait the longest to be drafted? 3rd round or something???

  10. mec693 says: Apr 10, 2013 6:32 PM

    EJ Manuel is gonna be sitting their for awhile

  11. fishroy says: Apr 10, 2013 6:32 PM

    I hope Lacy books his hotel through Thursday night since he won’t be picked in the first round.

  12. bigbluedeadhead says: Apr 10, 2013 6:33 PM

    How much does the NFL pay these players to appear on its show?

  13. terraj35 says: Apr 10, 2013 6:33 PM

    No Star L?

  14. jessethegreat says: Apr 10, 2013 6:37 PM

    Why would e.j. Manuel go? He want to be the first player still in the green room during the 3rd round or something?

  15. beavertonsteve says: Apr 10, 2013 6:42 PM

    I’ve got five bucks on Eddie Lacy being the last one standing.

  16. glynners says: Apr 10, 2013 6:45 PM

    Lacy & Manuel will be keeping each other company for a while

  17. overweightman says: Apr 10, 2013 6:46 PM

    Manti’s staying home to watch it with his girlfriend.

  18. blacknole08 says: Apr 10, 2013 6:49 PM

    E.J. Manuel will go in the first round.

    In fact, all my Noles attending could go in the 1st/early 2nd.

  19. henryjones20 says: Apr 10, 2013 6:54 PM

    i still don’t understand why the fans dislike goodell.I’m happy he is running the show with a iron fist and not letting the players run wild and reek havoc on the streets

  20. grimmlock42 says: Apr 10, 2013 7:03 PM

    Enjoy your day fellas. Who ever drafts you, I hope you make’em proud. Good luck to all.

  21. vmannj says: Apr 10, 2013 7:10 PM

    Joeckel, Johnson, and Fluker are all 1st round OT prospects. But who is Menelik Watson?

  22. onermedboxer says: Apr 10, 2013 7:22 PM

    FSU and Bama both have 4 guys at the draft. Huge Noles fan but honestly feel like only Bjoern and Rhodes should be going

  23. steelersf123 says: Apr 10, 2013 7:37 PM

    Someone thinks highly of Florida State…as of now I can’t see Menelik Watson or E.J. Manuel being taken higher than the 2nd round. Still a list that shouldn’t have guys in the green room as long as previous years. IE 4th round or in Herzlich’s case not drafted at all!

  24. laserrocketarm12 says: Apr 10, 2013 7:40 PM

    I remember Mark Herzlich (sp?), the BC linebacker who survived cancer, attended the draft…and wound up going undrafted.

    Fortunately, he signed with the Giants and ended up with a ring that year.

  25. The Mayor says: Apr 10, 2013 7:41 PM

    QB needy teams have nothing to lose by picking up E.J. Manuel in the first round. He has the highest upside in the draft.

  26. elchano says: Apr 10, 2013 8:03 PM

    Where is Leon Sandcastle ???

  27. revischrist16 says: Apr 10, 2013 8:06 PM

    I noticed Jarvis Jones wont be attending. Smart move. Does that now make his stock rise?

  28. DawgPressNet says: Apr 10, 2013 8:24 PM

    No Jarvis Jones?

  29. jpaq68 says: Apr 10, 2013 8:40 PM

    So, Ryan Nassib won’t be there to get his free Bills jersey?

  30. dan1756 says: Apr 10, 2013 9:17 PM

    Not sure why Geno’s going…..

  31. denverwally says: Apr 10, 2013 9:26 PM

    RGIII = damaged goods. He was broken coming out of college and the serious injuries continue to pile up. Too bad for him, he is already closer to the end of his career than the start. All Redskin fans will be asking the football gods: WHY??????? Unreached potential.

    The rest of the league will smile.

  32. flipola says: Apr 10, 2013 9:38 PM

    23 is way too many. Imagine the joy of your dream finally coming true, getting into the NFL, only to sit there like a schmo as you get passed up on day one.

    10 would be better.

  33. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Apr 10, 2013 9:58 PM

    I wonder if any of these guys will bring a hottie anything close to Ryan Tannehill’s GF Lauren Tannehill last year?

  34. jayquintana says: Apr 10, 2013 10:37 PM

    I think Geno Smith should hang with Matt Barkley on draft day. Could be an excruciating day in NYC for him.

  35. skleech22 says: Apr 11, 2013 12:29 AM

    Goodell just got another check from Bobby for destroying the Spygate tapes.he’s not going anywhere .!!

  36. ruthlssjag says: Apr 11, 2013 1:14 AM

    Say what u will, but EJ Manuel will be the 2nd QB taken this draft, 1st Round prospect. Book it!

    As for my Jags, definitely btwn the freakish Dion Jordan or Geno Smith. Either one would be an “excellent” choice.

  37. rajbais says: Apr 11, 2013 2:00 AM

    I hope EJ Manuel and Melenik Watson get draft high, but I think those two and their families should stay at home.

    Those two could most likely be 2nd Rounders out of all the attendees.

    Prominent players from the past stayed at home, but way more have been told about that they could be high picks.

    It’s not about where you attend. It’s about where you get drafted because if you don’t get drafted in Round 1 at least you can be in the comfort of an actual home setting. Plus, isn’t a bed at home more relaxing than the green room chairs??

  38. backstageatapuppetshow says: Apr 11, 2013 2:32 AM

    A young Raider fan saw Owner Mark Davis one day and said Mr. Davis, “What is the difference between theory and reality?”

    “Well son, the best way to explain this is a practical exercise. Go and ask our General Manager Reggie McKenzie how he plans to return this team to greatness.”

    The fan returned and shared, “He said first he wanted his own guys; his own scouting staff, his own coaches, & his own players. He also planned to sign Free Agents to 1 year deals. He closed by saying that you would be patient with the results”

    Davis replied, “Now go ask Dennis Allen the same question”

    The fan returned and said “Coach Allen explained that although the Zone Blocking Scheme didn’t work in his first season, that he would learn from it and try something new this year. Defensively, his team would be one of the most disciplined in the league. He also said that you would be patient with the results”

    The fan then asked, “What does this have to do with theory and reality?”

    Mark replied, “It’s simple, in theory our organization is only a couple years away from our 4th Super Bowl title. In reality I’m going to fire them both following this next season.”

  39. ron69 says: Apr 11, 2013 3:02 AM

    I feel sorry for Reid, he might be the only name not to be heard on Thursday, Lacy and Manuel have some decent shot to be with him friday with Werner being the dark horse.

  40. brokeu91 says: Apr 11, 2013 5:26 AM

    I don’t think Reid is being drafted in the first round. He might drop to the third round. It could be an embarrassing night for him. It could be like Aaron Rogers, except someone actually drafted Rogers.

  41. whatjusthapped says: Apr 11, 2013 7:55 AM

    Geno should pack a big lunch because he might go into the middle rounds. If he’s the answer at QB, the franchise who drafts him is asking the wrong question.

  42. 1972wasalongtimeago says: Apr 11, 2013 9:47 AM

    It’d be appropriate if he brought Brady Quinn’s old draft-day girlfriend so she can make the “Brady Quinn’s Girlfriend Face” as he’s slipping down the board,

  43. michaelharris99 says: Apr 11, 2013 4:13 PM

    Four Noles

  44. mrmafaka says: Apr 11, 2013 8:41 PM

    The NFL sends out a request to each team, they are to state the 3 players they would like attend the draft, the NFL calculates the average of the highest vote getter’s and sends them a request.

  45. calrick26 says: Apr 13, 2013 3:33 AM

    mrmafaka says:
    Apr 11, 2013 8:41 PM
    The NFL sends out a request to each team, they are to state the 3 players they would like attend the draft, the NFL calculates the average of the highest vote getter’s and sends them a request.

    You know this for a fact? Is this written some where?

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