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You have terrible taste in prospects

In the NFL war room, myths, manipulation and misgivings are the order of the day

Updated: April 20, 2010, 10:10 AM ET
By Seth Wickersham | ESPN The Magazine

This article appears in the April 19 issue of ESPN The Magazine.

Imagine: You're a draft prospect, trying to improve your stock. You've spent months marching through the assembly-line evaluation process: sprinting and jumping through all the silly formalities; grinning in the face of endless nitpicking; fielding questions teams have lobbed at you, such as "When was the last time you failed a drug test?" It's a pain, this stuff, but you gut through it in the hope of seeing ...

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