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OSU football: Brandon Weeden will be watching NFL Draft from home

The former OSU quarterback will be watching from his parents' home in Edmond. But first, he's going to Augusta, Ga., for the Masters.
By RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer Modified: April 6, 2012 at 11:36 am •  Published: April 5, 2012
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Getting to see where NFL players go to work got Weeden's competitive juices flowing.

“It makes you hungry,” he said. “You get chomping at the bit to get to one of these places and go play.”

The trips serve as second interviews of sorts of the players and teams. The first time they meet is at the combine in February. When a team brings a player in for another face-to-face meeting it can only speak to the player. No workouts allowed.

If a team wants another look at a player performing, the team must go to the player.

Weeden said he's had at least one team come to Stillwater, Okla., to watch him throw again, and he's set to make another trip early next week.

On Wednesday, he found out from his agent, Sean Howard, that two more teams want to bring him in — though those details are still to be worked out.

Before Weeden takes another business trip, he's got one scheduled for pleasure this weekend.

Weeden, along with his father, brother and wife, are heading to Augusta, Ga., for the Masters.

Weeden, a former minor league baseball player who also walked on Oklahoma State's golf team, attended the final round of last year's Masters. He's excited to take his dad to the most famous golf course in the country.

“I always wanted to have a way to get him there,” he said. “He's tickled to death.”

The Weedens have already started mapping out draft day plans, and it won't be a totally private party. ESPN will have a camera in the house to check in throughout the process and capture Weeden's reaction when he gets picked.

The Masters trip will be a welcome distraction for Weeden with the three-day draft, which starts April 26, getting closer.

“When it starts to settle in that it's only three weeks out, I get pretty anxious,” he said.

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