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Underclassmen Dominate NFL Draft

By Chris Malumphy

The top six players selected in the 2012 NFL Draft, and 11 of the top 14 picks, were underclassmen. Overall, 65 underclassmen were declared eligible to be drafted and 45 were drafted. Thirty-four of those players were drafted in the first three rounds including 19 of the 32 players selected in the first round.

2012 Drafted Underclassmen
Name Team Position Round Pick Player College
Andrew LuckColtsQB111Stanford
Robert Griffin IIIRedskinsQB122Baylor
Trent RichardsonBrownsRB133Alabama
Matt KalilVikings T144USC
Justin BlackmonJaguarsWR155Oklahoma State
Morris ClaiborneCowboysDB166LSU
Luke KuechlyPanthersLB199Boston College
Stephon GilmoreBillsDB11010South Carolina
Dontari PoeChiefsDT11111Memphis
Fletcher CoxEaglesDT11212Mississippi State
Michael BrockersRamsDT11414LSU
Dre KirkpatrickBengalsDB11717Alabama
Chandler JonesPatriotsDE12121Syracuse
Riley ReiffLions T12323Iowa
David DeCastroSteelers G12424Stanford
Dont'a HightowerPatriotsLB12525Alabama
Whitney MercilusTexansDE12626Illinois
Nick PerryPackersDE12828USC
David WilsonGiantsRB13232Virginia Tech
Jonathan MartinDolphins T21042Stanford
Stephen HillJetsWR21143Georgia Tech
Alshon JefferyBearsWR21345South Carolina
Jerel WorthyPackersDT21951Michigan State
Peter KonzFalcons C22355Wisconsin
Brock OsweilerBroncosQB22557Arizona State
LaMichael James49ersRB22961Oregon
Rueben RandleGiantsWR23163LSU
Dwayne AllenColtsTE3164Clemson
Josh RobinsonVikingsDB3366Central Florida
Ronnie HillmanBroncosRB3467San Diego State
Olivier VernonDolphinsDE3972Miami (FL)
Mohamed SanuBengalsWR32083Rutgers
Bernard PierceRavensRB32184Temple
Jayron HosleyGiantsDB33194Virginia Tech
Chris GivensRamsWR4196Wake Forest
Lamar MillerDolphinsRB4297Miami (FL)
Robert TurbinSeahawksRB411106Utah State
Bobby MassieCardinals T417112Mississippi
Orson CharlesBengalsTE421116Georgia
Ronnell LewisLionsLB430125Oklahoma
Terrell ManningPackersLB528163North Carolina State
Tommy StreeterRavensWR628198Miami (FL)
Brandon WashingtonEagles G630200Miami (FL)
Bryce BrownEaglesRB722229Kansas State
Edwin BakerChargersRB743250Michigan State

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