Record 56 players leave college early for NFL draft

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  1. cowboyjoe

    cowboyjoe Well-Known Member

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    note, in case anyone didnt know, record 56 players declared for nfl draft;
    56 players declare, official so far;


    The National Football League announced today the names of 56 players who have been granted special eligibility for the 2011 NFL Draft on April 28-30 at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Here is the league’s official release.
    The NFL Draft will start in primetime for the second consecutive year. The first round will be held on Thursday, April 28. The second and third rounds are set for Friday, April 29. Rounds 4-7 will be held on Saturday, April 30. The entire NFL Draft will be televised by NFL Network and ESPN.

    Each of the 56 players has met the league’s three-year eligibility rule and each has submitted a written application in which he renounced his remaining college football eligibility. The deadline for receiving applications was January 15.

    The players granted special eligibility for the NFL Draft the past 10 years:

    Year Players Granted Special Eligibility Year Players Granted Special Eligibility
    2011 56 2006 52
    2010 53 2005 51
    2009 46 2004 43
    2008 53 2003 47
    2007 40 2002 38

    The players granted special eligibility for the 2011 NFL Draft:

    Player Pos. College
    Adams, Darvin WR Auburn
    Austin, Marvin DT North Carolina
    Ayers, Akeem LB UCLA
    Baldwin, Jon WR Pittsburgh
    Bowers, Da’Quan DE Clemson
    Brown, DeAndre WR Southern Mississippi
    Burton, Brandon DB Utah
    Casey, Jurrell DT Southern California
    Clay, John RB Wisconsin
    Claytor, Nick T Georgia Tech
    Cobb, Randall WR Kentucky
    Dareus, Marcell DE Alabama
    Doss, Tandon WR Indiana
    Evans, Darren RB Virginia Tech
    Fairley, Nick DT Auburn
    Gabbert, Blaine QB Missouri
    Green, A.J. WR Georgia
    Gurley, Tori WR South Carolina
    Guy, Lawrence DT Arizona State
    Hamler, Jamel WR Fresno State
    Harper, Jamie RB Clemson
    Harris, Brandon DB Miami
    Hill, Will DB Florida
    Houston, Justin LB Georgia
    Hynoski, Henry RB Pittsburgh
    Ingram, Mark RB Alabama
    Jones, Julio WR Álabama
    Keiser, Thomas LB Stanford
    Leshoure, Mikel RB Illinois
    Lewis, Dion RB Pittsburgh
    Lewis, Javes DB Oregon
    Little, Greg WR North Carolina
    Liuget, Corey DT Illinois
    Mallett, Ryan QB Arkansas
    Moore, Rahim DB UCLA
    Newton, Cam QB Auburn
    Parr, Zane DE Virginia
    Peterson, Patrick DB Louisiana State
    Quinn, Robert DE North Carolina
    Ridley, Stevan RB Louisiana State
    Rodgers, Jacquizz RB Oregon State
    Rudolph, Kyle TE Notre Dame
    Sands, Robert DB West Virginia
    Sash, Tyler DB Iowa
    Siliga, Sealver DT Utah
    Smith, Aldon DE Missouri
    Smith, Torrey WR Maryland
    Smith, Tyron T Southern California
    Tarrant, Jerrard DB Georgia Tech
    Todman, Jordan RB Connecticut
    Vereen, Shane RB California
    Watt, J.J. DE Wisconsin
    Wilkerson, Muhammad DT Temple
    Williams, Aaron DB Texas
    Williams, Ryan RB Virginia Tech
    Wilson, Martez LB Illinois


    Record 56 players leave college early for NFL draft
    Posted by Michael David Smith on January 19, 2011, 1:45 PM EST
    The NFL announced today that 56 players — the most ever — have renounced their remaining college eligibility and entered this year’s draft.

    The list includes three quarterbacks: Missouri’s Blaine Gabbert, Auburn’s Cam Newton and Arkansas’s Ryan Mallett. All three have the potential to be high first-round picks.

    Other notable names on the list include Auburn defensive tackle Nick Fairley, Clemson defensive end Da’Quan Bowers, Georgia receiver A.J. Green, LSU cornerback Patrick Peterson and Alabama defensive end Marcell Dareus.
  2. cowboyjoe

    cowboyjoe Well-Known Member

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    Most underclassmen ever in draft ... The NFL has released the official list of underclassmen eligible for the 2011 draft which includes a record 56 names. The previous high for underclassmen declaring for the draft was 53 in both 2008 and 2010. This year's list includes the 52 players we had on our list, as well as WR Greg Little and DT Marvin Austin of North Carolina who would have been seniors this past sason but still technicallyhave a year of eligibility left because they were both suspended for the entire 2010 season for accepting improper benefits. The final list also includes two players - Fresno State WR Jamel Hamler and Oregon FS Javes Lewis - who had applied for the draft but had not made any formal announcement, although neither is more than marginal prospect. Here is the full list of 54 juniors eligible for the 2010 draft.
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    The mad dash before a rookie salary cap.

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