Underclassmen Set Draft Record

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  1. cowboyjoe

    cowboyjoe Well-Known Member

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    Tuesday, January 15, 2013
    Tuesday was the deadline for underclassmen to enter the 2013 NFL Draft. For the third straight year, a record number of juniors and third-year sophomores have gone pro. In 2010, a then-record 56 underclassmen declared. In 2011, the record ballooned to 65. This year, we have 75.

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    With player evaluations courtesy of Rotoworld college football maven Josh Norris, here is a loose ranking of the 75 underclassmen now officially eligible for April's NFL Draft:

    1. Texas A&M OT Luke Joeckel -- Listed at 6-foot-6, 310, Joeckel earned the 2012 Outland Trophy as the nation’s top lineman after starting all 39 games of his Aggies career at left tackle. If the Chiefs don't retain free agent Branden Albert, Joeckel will be a serious candidate to be selected first overall.
  2. cowboyjoe

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    January 16
    (12:01 AM): SC WR/KR enters draft ... There was at least one late, unexpected application to the NFL for inclusion in the 2013 draft as South Carolina junior WR Ace Sanders reportedly filed papers with the league to be added to the upcoming draft class. The 5-8, 175-pound Sanders led the Gamecocks with 45 receptions, including 9 for scores, this past season, but his real value is as a punt returner as he averaged over 15 yards per return this season and had two returns for TDs.
    Star game practices heat up ... The second full day of practice sessions get underway later today at all three of the all-star games on the go this week. Most of the attention of NFL teams, though, is on the Shrine game in St. Petersburg where most of the top senior prospects not invited to next week's Senior Bowl in Mobile are working out. Pigskin Paul Guillemette is on the ground in St. Pete and filed this report on Tuesday's workouts.
    Shrine game measurements posted ... As Pigskin noted in yesterday's report, for some reason the Shrine game weigh-in was clsed to the press. However, were able to finally get a hold of at least a facsimle of the heights and weights from yesterday's weigh-in from someone who got it from someone who ...
    January 15

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