With record 25 players headed to NYC Draft, Rooks basically thumb noses at NFLPA

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  1. IDEXAN

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    Prince Amukamara, CB, Nebraska
    Akeem Ayers, LB, UCLA
    Adrian Clayborn, DE Iowa
    Randall Cobb, WR, Kentucky
    Marcell Dareus, DT, Alabama
    Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn
    Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri
    A.J. Green, WR, Georgia
    Mark Herzlich, LB, Boston College
    Mark Ingram, RB, Alabama
    Cameron Jordan, DE, California
    Julio Jones, WR, Alabama
    Ryan Kerrigan, DE, Purdue
    Corey Liuget, DT, Illinois
    Von Miller, LB, Texas A&M
    Rahim Moore, S, UCLA
    Cam Newton, QB, Auburn
    Patrick Peterson, CB, Louisiana State
    Mike Pouncey, G/C, Florida
    Aldon Smith, DE, Missouri
    Tyron Smith, T, Southern California
    Phil Taylor, DT, Baylor
    Danny Watkins, G, Baylor
    J.J. Watt, DE, Wisconsin
    Ryan Williams, RB, Virginia Tech
    http://www.nfl.com/draft/story/0900...d-nfl-draft-at-radio-city?module=HP_headlines
     
  2. Ole Miss Texan

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    :bravo: It's their moment, let them enjoy it. Great move rooks!
     
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    disaacks3 Site Contributor

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    Agreed, they don't belong to the NFLPA yet...a show of solidarity does them good, as the Vets can't single anyone out.
     
  4. IDEXAN

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    Will our first round pick be in the Big-Apple Thursday night ? Oh I think probably, but not for sure ?
     
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    cuppacoffee Resident Grouch

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    Wonder if our #1 is among them?


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    edit Id beat me too it.
     
  6. ChampionTexan

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    Considering that Von Miller is a named plaintiff in the lawsuit, I don't view this as any sort of snub on the part of the draftees.
     
  7. infantrycak

    infantrycak Mod. Staff Member

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    Frankly why would they be affiliated with the players. Right now they have no vote and the players have already agreed to limit their salaries with a rookie wage scale.
     
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    I don't think this is a snub at all. It is business as usual. The NFLPA lightened their stance weeks ago and said they should have their day, despite what was being reported. The issue isn't showing up it. The issue is what happens at the draft. Does Goddell get booed everytime he shows his face?Do players give him a hug or whatever or just take shake hands, take the jersey and move on?We have no clue how this will all set up. I also have a feeling the record number is more about the NFL asking a record number to attend due to covering themselves and the uncertaintly as to who wants who.
     
  9. IDEXAN

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    The whole idea of the NFL players being unionized is silly anyway. I've been a member of several unions back in the day, and of course there's not much compensation disparity among members of the same union, unlike the NFLPA which starts with some well-compensated employees at the base (compared to the population at large of the US economy), but has at the top members who make Hollywood-celib or Fortune 500 CEO type money.
     

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