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Running list of early entrants for the draft

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With a little help from the sister site, here’s who we’ve got so far:

Auburn wide receiver Darvin Adams

UCLA linebacker Akeem Ayers

Pittsburgh wide receiver Jonathan Baldwin

Clemson defensive end Da’Quan Bowers

Southern Miss wide receiver DeAndre Brown

Utah cornerback Brandon Burton

USC defensive tackle Jurrell Casey

Wisconsin running back John Clay

Georgia Tech offensive tackle Nick Claytor

Kentucky wide receiver Randall Cobb

USC wide receiver Thearon Collier

Alabama defensive end Marcell Dareus

Indiana receiver/return specialist Tandon Doss

Virginia Tech running back Darren Evans

Auburn defensive tackle Nick Fairley

Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert

Georgia wide receiver A.J. Green

South Carolina wide receiver Tori Gurley

Arizona State defensive tackle Lawrence Guy

Fresno State wide receiver Jamel Hamler

Clemson running back Jamie Harper

Miami (FL) cornerback Brandon Harris

Cincinnati wide receiver Vidal Hazelton

Florida safety Will Hill

Georgia linebacker Justin Houston

Pittsburgh fullback Henry Hynoski

Alabama running back Mark Ingram

Alabama wide receiver Julio Jones

Eastern Washington running back Taiwan Jones

Stanford linebacker Tom Keiser

Illinois running back Mikel Leshoure

Pittsburgh running back Dion Lewis

Illinois defensive tackle Corey Liuget

Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett

UCLA safety Rahim Moore

Auburn quarterback Cam Newton

Virginia defensive end Zane Parr

LSU cornerback Patrick Peterson

Ole Miss defensive tackle Jerrell Powe

LSU running back Stevan Ridley

Oregon State running back Jacquizz Rodgers

Notre Dame tight end Kyle Rudolph

West Virginia safety Robert Sands

Iowa safety Tyler Sash

Utah defensive tackle Sealver Siliga

Missouri defensive end Aldon Smith

Maryland wide receiver Torrey Smith

USC offensive tackle Tyron Smith

Georgia Tech safety Jerrard Tarrant

Connecticut running back Jordan Todman

California RB Shane Vereen

Wisconsin defensive end J.J. Watt

Texas cornerback Aaron Williams

Virginia Tech running back Ryan Williams

Temple defensive tackle Muhammad Wilkerson

Illinois linebacker Martez Wilson

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20 Responses to “Running list of early entrants for the draft”
  1. hooterdawg says: Jan 11, 2011 10:19 PM

    Why wouldanyone declare early to be a…er… 5th, 6th, or 7th round pick?

  2. drozman says: Jan 11, 2011 10:39 PM

    Why wouldn’t you declare early if you have graduated, or for whatever reason will not or have no interest in graduating. I bet 99% of the population would leave school early to get drafted in round 7. Why wait if you don’t have to?

  3. goldtoothbiscuits says: Jan 11, 2011 10:58 PM

    probably because they’re too dumb to pass any classes and remain eligible.

  4. George says: Jan 11, 2011 11:08 PM

    Virginia Tech running back Darren Evans

  5. samoanjungle says: Jan 11, 2011 11:12 PM

    Vidal Hazelton was reportedly out of eligibility so not really early-entry.

  6. hedphurst says: Jan 11, 2011 11:42 PM

    If you’re projected to be drafted at all, there’s a solid chance you’ll make at least low 6 figures for one year by declaring for the draft. If you’re a student athlete with a chance to make that kind of money for one season (and an outside chance at making millions over the course of a few years), why not? They’ll probably make at least enough to pay to finish school if the NFL doesn’t pan out for them.

  7. kevo126 says: Jan 12, 2011 12:30 AM

    “Virginia Tech running back Darren Evans – Fifth Round”

    hahah no way he gets passed the second. could be the first rb taken.

  8. sdboltaction says: Jan 12, 2011 12:49 AM

    I’d rather stay in, play another year and graduate than to declare early. Hell yes.

  9. hobartbaker says: Jan 12, 2011 2:06 AM

    That’s nearly half the first round with a few guys still to come.

  10. dezbryant says: Jan 12, 2011 8:52 AM

    Virginia Tech running back Darren Evans – Fifth Round”

    hahah no way he gets passed the second. could be the first rb taken.

    why ? He has a history of injury, he was a back-up to Ryan Williams. There are many more quicker stronger tailbacks then him in this years draft. 5th round sounds about right.

  11. phillyb6 says: Jan 12, 2011 9:11 AM

    @kevo126

    dude Darren Evans won’t even be the first RB taken from his team! are you his cousin or something?…because that’s a stupid comment.

  12. ca12891289 says: Jan 12, 2011 10:07 AM

    Two issues with this list:

    1) Vidal Hazelton has exhausted his eligibility. He is not an early entry. The guy would love to have another year at Cincinnati.

    2) DeAndre Brown in the sixth round is a laughable projection. Have you seen the guy play? He is one of the five most physically gifted athletes in this draft. If he is healthy (huge if), he will easily outperform Julio Jones in any workout. The injury concerns (as well as some possible other red flags) can not be ignored, but I will be stunned if he lasts into the later rounds. As Mike Williams proved, sometimes taking a chance on a talented kid can work out. And there are few guys in this draft as talented as Brown.

  13. dcpowergator says: Jan 12, 2011 11:13 AM

    Suggestion – just link to the other site, this copy/paste is already missing a few names…

  14. masterofthegridiron says: Jan 15, 2011 1:32 AM

    Not a Bama fan by any stretch of the imagination, but Mark Ingram is going to be a be a beast in the NFL. He’s a Bill Parcells kind of back.

  15. patpatriotagain says: Jan 15, 2011 1:49 AM

    it’s irrelevant but hazelton is listed as a senior on ESPN.

  16. emperorzero says: Jan 15, 2011 3:39 AM

    If you can make six figures even for a year you can always go back to school. There is nothing that says you can’t go back to school. The window to the NFL is a small one.

  17. mikebyrne1502 says: Jan 15, 2011 12:31 PM

    There is a ton of talent on that list at least 8 or 9 of those guys go in the first round, a lot of them will be later picks though, at least 6 of them will be in the top ten, Fairly, Jones, Ingram, Mallet, Green, and Bowers. The dark horses are that kid out or VT, and J.J Watt out of Wisconsin.

  18. deafsirk3 says: Jan 15, 2011 2:09 PM

    What about Kenny Tate, Robert Quinn, Justin Houston, Nate Potter, Kelechi Osemele, Chris Marve and Jerry Franklin?

  19. deafsirk3 says: Jan 15, 2011 5:48 PM

    Ah Kenny Tate stays and Justin Houston declared. Robert Quinn will be in NFL Draft.

  20. cwitty63 says: Jan 17, 2011 5:51 PM

    because next year their will be a rookie salary cap this is the year to get your money !

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