Invites are out and RSVPs are in.
Six top-rated college prospects will attend the April 26 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall in New York, where they will hear Commissioner Roger Goodell call their names and watch their futures come into view.
They are widely regarded as the six top talents available in this draft, and surefire top 10 picks.
Either of the Longs could go No. 1 to Miami, whoever's not taken could go No. 2 to St. Louis, Dorsey or Ryan could go No. 3 to Atlanta, McFadden or Gholston or another defensive lineman could go No. 4 to Oakland, Ryan or Jake Long could go No. 5 to Kansas City, and the Jets would happily draft whichever player is still remaining.
To arrive at its exclusive draft-invite list, the NFL surveyed some of the most knowledgeable minds in the business, including former Dallas Cowboys executive and current NFL.com analyst Gil Brandt.
Their opinions form the basis of facts in which the NFL makes its decision. The league wants to invite the safest picks possible, players it cannot imagine falling out of the top 10.
Quinn sat alone in the green room for 15 picks, one short of the record that former California quarterback Aaron Rodgers and former Texas A&M running back Leeland McElroy shared. Rodgers sat alone in the green room for 16 picks in 2005 before going to Green Bay with the 24th overall pick, McElroy for the same number of picks in 1996 before going to Arizona in the second round with the 32nd overall pick.
This year, the only ones fishing will be teams. They are fishing for this year's Thomas.