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Photos from the 2011 NFL Draft

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Exterior shot of Radio City Music Hall, NYC on the night prior to the 2011 NFL Draft.

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Exterior shot of Radio City Music Hall, NYC on the night prior to the 2011 NFL Draft.

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Waiting in line for wristbands, which are required for entry.  The line wrapped around the block.

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Still waiting in line the night prior.  The line started at the Radio City Music Hall sign pictured and was broken up into what I'd estimate to be 10x10 yard barricaded blocks.  This is the view from three corrals deep.  Within my block alone, roughly half the league was represented in various fan jerseys. 

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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell signing autographs.  He was heckled quite a bit.  Ravens QB Joe Flacco was also in attendance.  They handed out draft towels and bags of Doritos that night. 

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Main stage on the night of the draft.

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Mel Kiper, Jr., Jon Gruden and Chris Berman offering their expert analysis on the ESPN set.

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The lower mezzanine in which I was seated.  They handed out free knapsacks loaded down with a bunch of draft literature, coupons, etc.  Also, a single earpiece radio, that allowed everyone in attendance to listen to the broadcast on either NFL Network or ESPN.

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Jumbotrons for the tragically nearsighted.

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NFL Draft central.  The Saints' table is visible in the center of this photo, three monitors up and one to the left of Mel Kiper, Jr.'s hair helmet.

This FanPost was written by a reader and member of Canal Street Chronicles. It does not necessarily reflect the views of CSC and its staff or editors.

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