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Monday, April 13, 2009
Bring extra chairs for the green room

By Dan Graziano
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley

The NFL has expanded the number of players invited to the draft from six to at least 10, according to a Mort Report. In the past, the league has tried to identify the six players most likely to go early in the draft. This occasionally led to uncomfortable scenes in which a quarterback (Brady Quinn in '07) starts to plummet before our very eyes.

But now the league is interested in "compelling stories" who aren't necessarily top 10 material. The Beast will be staged just outside the ropes of the green room to bring you all the action. Jason Smith's entourage has agreed to bring me leftovers from the deli tray.