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QB-Blaine Gabbert, Ryan Mallett, Cameron Newton

RB/HB/FB-Shane Vereen, Jordan Todman, Darren Evans, Mark Ingram, John Clay, Dion Lewis, Jamie Harper, Mikel Leshoure, Henry Hynoski, Jacquizz Rodgers, Ryan Williams, Randall Cobb, Stevan Ridley

WR-Torrey Smith, Vidal Hazelton, Tori Gurley, Tandon Doss, A.J. Green, Julio Jones, Jonathan Baldwin,

TE-Kyle Rudolph

OT-Tyron Smith, Nick Claytor



DT/NT-Jurrell Casey, Jerrell Powe, Muhammed Wilkerson, Marcell Dareus, Lawrence Guy, Corey Liuget, Nick Fairley

DE-Da'Quan Bowers, Zane Parr, JJ Watts, Justin Houston, Aldon Smith, Thomas Keiser

OLB/ILB-Akeem Ayers, Martez Wilson

CB-Aaron Williams, Brandon Burton, Brandon Harris, Janoris Jenkins, Brandon Boykin, Patrick Peterson

SS/FS-Kenny Tate, Will Hill, Rahim Moore, Robert Sands, Will Hill

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The deadline for underclassmen to declare for the 2011 NFL Draft is January 15th. Be sure to check back frequently, as NFL Draft Bible Analyst Joe Everett will be keeping tabs on the latest players to declare.

maryland TORREY SMITH - WR - MARYLAND: Torrey Smith is a long-striding athletic wide receiver that has a ton of ability making plays down the field. Smith has chosen to forgo his last year of eligibility and enter a very wide receiver heavy draft but it’s very possible that he could be one of the top options at his position. The Junior from Virginia also brings kick returning ability to the table, as he’s returned three kickoffs for touchdowns in his Terrapin career. He has a very good chance of hearing his name called early in the 2011 Draft because of his excellent size, reliable hands, and vertical leap.

Projected : 2nd Round

cinc VIDAL HAZELTON - WR - CINCINNATI: Hazelton was a highly rated recruit coming out of high school but his career at USC was derailed by injuries and lack of playing time. Hazelton requested a transfer to Cincinnati and after sitting out all of 2009, he was primed to have a breakout season for the Bearcats this year but suffered a torn left ACL in the season-opener against Fresno State. He has great size, moves in the open field and has the chance to be a good player with his strong hands but he certainly has a lot to prove. The New York native has decided to forgo his last year of eligibility and enter the NFL Draft but his lack-luster collegiate career will likely cause him to slide down a lot of draft boards.

Projected : Late Round/PFA

usc1 TYRON SMITH - OT - USC: This junior prospect is one of the better athletes available at his position and a very decorated prep prospect. He’s only been a two year starter at USC but his ability to shadow defensive linemen and his upside to play the tackle position in the professional ranks is obvious. He is a little undersized but has the frame to put on more weight and improve his strength, so the sky is the limit for this All Pac-10 first team selection. Smith already projects as one of the better tackles in what is considered to be a weak class.

Projected : 1st/2nd

usc2 JURRELL CASEY - DT - USC: Jurrell Casey is an undersized tackle that likely projects as a five-technique in a 3-4 defense or an under tackle in a Cover-2 defense. Casey is another All Pac-10 first team selection from Southern California and he also lead the Trojans in tackles for a loss with eleven on the season. He has the ability to beat his man with brute strength but he also possesses the speed needed to get into the backfield in an instant. The two year starter from Long Beach, California has decided to declare early for this year’s draft and he enters a very crowded group of talented defensive linemen that will be eligible.

Projected : 2nd Round

miss JERRELL POWE - DT - MISSISSIPPI: Jerrell Powe is a monster of a man that should transition very well as a run-stuffing tackle at the next level. He declared for the draft at the beginning of December and projects as a 2nd or 3rd pick because of his size and playing strength. Powe’s numbers have dropped off a little this season when you compare them to what he did last year. In 2009, Powe had 12 tackles for a loss to go with 3 sacks but in 2010 he only had 8.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks. He’s a player that may have benefited from another year in school but as long as he stays in shape and keeps his weight in check, he’ll be a highly sought after defensive tackle in April.

Projected : 2nd/3rd Round

AARON WILLIAMS - CB - TEXAS: Texas cornerback Aaron Williams has decided to forego his senior season of eligibility and enter the 2011 NFL Draft. He announced his decision in a statement distributed by school officials. Williams said heading to the NFL is "the best decision for me and my family. It's time to start working on my dream that I've been preparing for all my life." Williams, a two-time All-Big 12 selection has been notoriously known to have been burnt bad on a few occasions but has still maintained a very high draft grade. He has been projected anywhere from the first-to-third round, currently we would slot him in between but his speed and potential could ultimately land him in the first round.


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According to GBN, DeAndre Brown, WR from Southern Miss has declared.


"(5:30 PM): Confirmed: CUSA WR to go pro … School officials have now confirmed that Southern Mississippi junior WR DeAndre Brown will be entering the 2011 draft. The 6-5, 240-pound Brown was a heralded recruit and played the part in his first two seasons at USM, but suffered a devastating injury at the end of the 2008 season when he broke his leg in the team's bowl game and has not yet regained his old form. This past season, for example, Brown had only 19 catches as he missed 7 games with a lower leg strain."

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UCLA's Akeem Ayers headed for NFL

The linebacker, projected as a first-round pick in some mock drafts, will forgo senior season.

January 03, 2011|By Chris Foster

UCLA linebacker Akeem Ayers said he will skip his senior season and make himself available for the NFL draft.

Ayers, projected as a first-round pick in several mock drafts, created big plays during the last two seasons as a starter. His speed and size (6 feet 4, 255 pounds) are ideal for an outside linebacker in the NFL.

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Florida CB Janoris Jenkins will forgo his senior season with the Gators and enter the 2011 NFL draft.

Jenkins is built slightly at 5'11/184, but unlike Brandon Burton and Brandon Harris demonstrated ball skills in college, picking off eight passes in his career. A three-year starter, he replaced Joe Haden as the Gators' No. 1 corner in 2010 and held top receiver prospect A.J. Green to 42 yards on four catches in Week 10. Though he missed the Outback Bowl while recovering from right shoulder surgery, Jenkins is the early favorite to be the third cornerback drafted, behind Patrick Peterson and Prince Amukamara.

Source: ESPN.com

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Aldon Smith and Dion Lewis declare. Many thought he wasn't eligible since he didn't redshirt but he is 3 years removed from high school. He was given a 3rd round grade.... I doubt he goes in the 3rd round, this RB class is pretty deep.

The RB class is ridiculously deep.

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