Wednesday, January 19, 2011

NFL announces 56 underclassman will enter NFL Draft

The NFL has announced the 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.

The NFL Draft will start in primetime for the second consecutive year. The first round will be held on Thursday, Apr. 28. The second and third rounds are set for Friday, Apr. 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 Jan. 15.

Here’s the list:

Darvin Adams/WR/Auburn
Marvin Austin/DT/North Carolina
Akeem Ayers/LB/UCLA
Jon Baldwin/WR/Pittsburgh
Da’Quan Bowers/DE/Clemson
DeAndre Brown/WR/Southern Mississippi
Brandon Burton/CB/Utah
Jurrell Casey/DT/USC
John Clay/RB/Wisconsin
Nick Claytor/OT/Georgia Tech
Randall Cobb/WR/Kentucky
Marcell Dareus/DE/Alabama
Tandon Doss/WR/Indiana
Darren Evans/RB/Virginia Tech
Nick Fairley/DT/Auburn
Blaine Gabbert/QB/Missouri
A.J. Green/WR/Georgia
Tori Gurley/WR/South Carolina
Lawrence Guy/DT/Arizona St.
Jamel Hamler/WR/Fresno St.
Jamie Harper/RB/Clemson
Brandon Harris/CB/Miami (Oh.)
Will Hill/S/Florida
Justin Houston/LB/Georgia
Henry Hynoski/RB/Pittsburgh
Mark Ingram/RB/Alabama
Julio Jones/WR/Alabama
Thomas Keiser/LB/Stanford
Mikel Leshoure/RB/Illinois
Dion Lewis/RB/Pittsburgh
Javes Lewis/CB/Oregon
Greg Little/WR/North Carolina
Corey Liuget/DT/Illinois
Ryan Mallet/QB/Arkansas
Rahim Moore/S/UCLA
Cam Newton/QB/Auburn
Zane Parr/DE/Virginia
Patrick Peterson/CB/LSU
Robert Quinn/DE/North Carolina
Stevan Ridley/RB/LSU
Jacquizz Rogers/RB/Oregon St.
Kyle Rudolph/TE/Notre Dame
Robert Sands/S/West Virginia
Tyler Sash/S/Iowa
Sealver Siliga/DT/Utah
Aldon Smith/DE/Missouri
Torrey Smith/WR/Maryland
Tyron Smith/OT/USC
Jerrard Tarrant/S/Georgia Tech
Jordan Todman/RB/Connecticut
Shane Vereen/RB/California
J.J. Watt/DE/Wisconsin
Muhammad Wilkerson/DT/Temple
Aaron Williams/CB/Texas
Ryan Williams/RB/Virginia Tech
Martez Wilson/LB/Illinois

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