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I'll be updating this post throughout the day. You can also follow my little updates and sightings over on the BGN twitter.

They've just let the fans into the building and the excitement has grown considerably. They're all doing team cheers and calling down to the people on the ESPN and NFLN sets.

The Buzz around here is that the Panthers are having trouble finding any takers for Julius Peppers.

[Note by JasonB, 04/25/09 2:59 PM EDT ] All the guys who walk the picks up to the commish from the team have a jar of team colored Jelly beans at their table. It's my new mission to get a taste of the green white and black beans!

Lots of J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS chants. Just met a nice Dallas fan, born and raised in NJ. What a shock.

[Note by JasonB, 04/25/09 3:19 PM EDT ] Deion Sanders just jumped on the main stage and got roundly booed by the crowd. He seemed to enjoy it though


Biggest chant of the day so far "Harry Kalas! Ha-rry Kalas!" All fans joined in on that one. Very cool!

Just caught the very end of the Kalas chant.

[Note by JasonB, 04/25/09 3:28 PM EDT ] WIth just a half hour to go the atmosphere is really on fire here. Jets fans are screaming anything they can to get the attention of the ESPN guys... A Packer fan may have also gotten an F word on the air. He screamed it out over the entire theater. Really no need for that.

[Note by JasonB, 04/25/09 3:37 PM EDT ] D'Brickashaw Ferguson was just introduced and got booed very loudly by the fans in attendance. Seems like the Jets fans are not high on him?

[Note by JasonB, 04/25/09 3:50 PM EDT ] Lots of NJ football supporters here. Eugene Monroe and Brian Cushing, both Jersey guys, got big cheers and "Jersey Football" chants. All the top prospects were just introduced, all but Stafford got nice cheers. Matt got booed...

[Note by JasonB, 04/25/09 4:00 PM EDT ] Justin Tuck and Osi Umenyoria were just introduced to HUGE boos. Osi just asked about last year's "disappointment" in the playoffs. Personally, I don't remember that as very dissapointing. :)

Definitely far more Jets and Eagles fans than Giants fans here. At least judging by the noise.

[Note by JasonB, 04/25/09 4:06 PM EDT ] Matt Stafford is introduced to 100% boos and chants of "overrated." Much worse than McNabb got on draft day, although there's really no Detroit fans here.

[Note by JasonB, 04/25/09 4:12 PM EDT ] Hearing some crazy rumors about the Eagles sending #21 and Shawn Andrews to Cleveland for the BRowns #5 overall and Braylon Edwards. Seems farfetched to me.

[Note by JasonB, 04/25/09 4:30 PM EDT ] Big cheer in Radio City as the announcement that the Jets have traded for the #5 overall pick. It has to be Sanchez right?

[Note by JasonB, 04/25/09 4:41 PM EDT ] One of those moments that give you chills here as the Jets fan absolutely erupt at the announcement that they've selected USC QB Mark Sanchez. A brief chant of "Dirty Sanchez" breaks out.

The snap judgment of press around us was that the Jets gave up quite a bit for Sanchez. What do you think?

[Note by JasonB, 04/25/09 4:50 PM EDT ] The Bengals select Andre Smith before Eugene Monroe. Bit of a shock there, but obviously they like the film on this guy and don't care what happened at the combine.

[Note by JasonB, 04/25/09 4:56 PM EDT ] Huge shock as the Raiders select Darius Heyward-Bey as the first WR to be taken. MIchael Crabtree looking a little upset backstage. What are they thinking? They could have had him at least 5 or 6 picks later... Lots of writers around me scratching their heads.

[Note by JasonB, 04/25/09 5:02 PM EDT ] I'm getting a kick out of the team specific songs they're playing as each team is on the clock. The Jaguars get Lynyrd Skynyrd.

[Note by JasonB, 04/25/09 5:05 PM EDT ] BIg cheer in Radio City as the Jags select Eugene Monroe. The NJ contingent in the house is really supporting the jersey boys...

[Note by JasonB, 04/25/09 5:10 PM EDT ] Crabtree continues to slide as the Pack will take BJ Raji. San Fran has to think a gift just fell to them. They have to take Crabtree right?

[Note by JasonB, 04/25/09 5:13 PM EDT ] Wisconsin band Violent Femmes plays as the Pack are on the clock.

[Note by JasonB, 04/25/09 5:17 PM EDT ] I just got back from the Eugene Monroe press conference and he was asked if he was surprised that Jacksonville took him.

He said, "Yeah, the last time I talked the Jaguars was pro day. I had no idea they wanted me."

[Note by JasonB, 04/25/09 5:30 PM EDT ] "Fake tales of San Francisco" by the Arctic Monkeys plays for the 49ers. "Buffalo Soldier" is the song playing as the Bills make their pick. "Rocky Mt High" by John Denver plays for the Broncos. Love these songs! Any guess as to the Eagles song?

[Note by JasonB, 04/25/09 5:31 PM EDT ] Knowshon is off the board! The Broncos make a surprising pick of Knowhson Moreno. TheSportsGuru from Mile High Report doesn't seem very pleased. Lot of boos for that pick, I'm guessing from disappointed Eagles fans.

[Note by JasonB, 04/25/09 5:34 PM EDT ] The Redskins take Brian Orapko to play DE for them. Many had Orakpo pegged as an OLB in a 3-4.

[Note by JasonB, 04/25/09 5:38 PM EDT ] "Jersey Football" chants ring through the arena again as the Saints select another Jersey boy, Malcolm Jenkins. "Saints Go Marching In" plays for the pick.

[Note by JasonB, 04/25/09 5:44 PM EDT ] No need to stop the "Jersey Football" chants as the Texans make another Jersey guy, Brian Cushing, the next pick in the draft!

[Note by JasonB, 04/25/09 5:52 PM EDT ] Worst song of the day as the Chargers pick DE Larry English. Imagine singing "San DIego Chargers" to the tune of "We will rock you" That's the song.

[Note by JasonB, 04/25/09 5:55 PM EDT ] FOUR picks until the Eagles go with Pettigrew, Maclin, & Donald Brown still on the board.

[Note by JasonB, 04/25/09 5:56 PM EDT ] Cleveland pulls a Reid and trades their first pick twice! Tampa clearly was scared that Denver would take Josh Freeman, so they jumped up two picks to get him. "A Pirates Life for Me" plays in the arena.

[Note by JasonB, 04/25/09 6:07 PM EDT ] The Browns are on the clock and the Eagles are up next. Either Maclin or Pettigrew will be on the board when we pick. I'd love if it was Maclin. No need for Boldin or Edwards talk at that point. I will be posting a NEW thread when the Eagles pick.

EAGLES TRADE UP AND ARE ON THE CLOCK!