65 Underclassmen Entering 2012 NFL Draft

By Chris Malumphy

The 2012 NFL Draft could include as many as 65 underclassmen who have been declared eligible for selection plus 3 additional seniors who have opted to forego additional college eligibility. The 65 underclassmen represent the largest group of underclassmen ever to enter the draft, topping the 56 who entered a year ago. Following is a list of the underclassmen and other early entries entering the 2012 NFL Draft sorted by position. Stanford quarterback Oliver Luck and Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III are expected to be the top two players drafted by the Indianapolis Colts and the Washington Redskins, respectively. If USC tackle Matt Kalil is drafted by the Minnesota Vikings and Alabama running back Trent Richardson is chosen by the Cleveland Browns, as many currently project, the top four picks would all be underclassmen.

Underclassmen Entering 2012 NFL Draft
QBGriffin III, RobertBaylor
Luck, AndrewStanford
Osweiler, BrockArizona State
Thomas, DarronOregon
Trotter, BarrettAuburn
RBAlexander, AlvesterWyoming
Baker, EdwinMichigan State
Ball, MikeNevada
Berryhill, JamisonTexas
Brown, BryceKansas State
Hampton, JewelSouthern Illinois
Hillman, RonnieSan Diego State
James, LaMichaelOregon
Miller, LamarMiami (FL)
Pierce, BernardTemple
Richardson, TrentAlabama
Scott, DarrellSouth Florida
Wilson, DavidVirginia Tech
WRBlackmon, JustinOklahoma State
Givens, ChrisWake Forest
Graham, DorianSyracuse
Hill, StephenGeorgia Tech
Jeffery, AlshonSouth Carolina
Johnson, AldariusMiami (FL)
Johnson, DamarisTulsa
Page, EricToledo
Randle, RuebenLSU
Sanu, MohamedRutgers
Streeter, TommyMiami (FL)
TEAllen, DwayneClemson
Charles, OrsonGeorgia
Eure, TireeMinnesota
CKonz, PeterWisconsin
GDeCastro, DavidStanford
Plue, KenPurdue
Washington, BrandonMiami (FL)
TKalil, MattUSC
Martin, JonathanStanford
Massie, BobbyMississippi
Reiff, RileyIowa
DEHolloway, MaxBoston College
Jones, ChandlerSyracuse
Mercilus, WhitneyIllinois
Paige-Moss, DonteNorth Carolina
Perry, NickUSC
Vernon, OlivierMiami (FL)
DTBrockers, MichaelLSU
Cox, FletcherMississippi State
Forston, MarcusMiami (FL)
Poe, DontariMemphis
Worthy, JerelMichigan State
LBBurfict, VontazeArizona State
Hightower, Dont'aAlabama
Kuechly, LukeBoston College
Lewis, RonnellOklahoma
Manning, TerrellNorth Carolina State
DBClaiborne, MorrisLSU
Gilmore, StephonSouth Carolina
Harris, CliffOregon
Hosley, JayronVirginia Tech
Jackson, JanzenMcNeese State
Kirkpatrick, DreAlabama
Robinson, JoshCentral Florida
Thomas, JohnnyOklahoma State
Thomas, PhillipSyracuse
Other Early Entries Entering 2012 NFL Draft
RBPolk, ChrisWashington
Turbin, RobertUtah State
Turner, KennyNew Mexico State