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Now in his fourth year, Goodell will emcee the opening round of the draft on Thursday, which, for the first time, will be held in prime time
DP: Any names you're worried about pronouncing?
RG: No, we've got some great names and some great players. There are a couple of challenges in there, but that's always the fun part.
DP: How do you decide who to invite?
RG: We talk to a lot of our draft experts at NFL.com and identify some of the key people we think will be selected in the first couple of rounds, since we'll be in prime time both Thursday and Friday night. We have more players than ever joining us this year.
DP: Is Jimmy Clausen going?
RG: Jimmy's not coming. He just lost his grandmother in the last month, and his grandfather can't travel and he wanted to be with him. I think that's a great thing.