NFL cameos in "Draft Day"
Arian Foster makes his screen debut in "Draft Day," playing running back prospect Ray Jennings. Here are some other NFL figures who make cameos in the movie:
"They were having something of a quarterback dispute," Reitman said, per the Los Angeles Times, "and the team said that this is just going to incite our fans a little more to criticize us, even though it's all fictional."
As producer Ali Bell notes, the flick's storyline about front-office politics "might have hit a little too close to home" for some NFL teams.
An alternate explanation is that the Jets' priority was protecting their image as well as their fan base.
In the latest edition of the "Around The League Podcast", the guys discuss "Draft Day," then break down who got better (and who got worse) in the AFC East.