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2011 NFL Draft Underclassmen Tracker

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Just after bowl games come to an end, the real beginning of the "Draft" season comes. And as we've seen in year's past and what is likely in this upcoming draft is that the juniors and redshirt-sophomores that declare for the draft have a major impact on the whole draft, with the first round in particular.

So far, only two potential Top 10 picks have declared for the draft, one being the draft's top offensive tackle in Tyron Smith, the other is the top quarterback (to the right) who could be the pick of an "un-Luck-y" team in the Top 5.

So, as we'll update every few days to include the newest members, here is our running 2011 NFL Draft Underclassmen Declaring Tracker.



Player Proj. Round Verdict Notes
Jurrell Casey, DT, USC 1st-2nd Good Move Relatively lackluster DT crop, he's versatile and athletic
Tyron Smith, OT, USC Top 10 Good Move Very athletic, only OT in this class so far that can play LT
Vidal Hazelton, WR, Cincinnati 6th-UN Undecided Transfer, injuries killed career, may have no other option
DeAndre Brown, WR, Southern Miss 2nd-3rd OK Move Hard for stock to get higher, 2011 could've made him better
Torrey Smith, WR, Maryland 2nd-3rd Good Move New coach, young team, and NFL team's like playmakers
Aaron Williams, CB, Texas 2nd-3rd OK Move Played well this season, might have been a 1st rounder in '12
Shane Vereen, RB, California 2nd-3rd Good Move Not overly impressive this year, risky to stick around though
Jordan Todman, RB, Uconn 2nd-3rd Good Move An NCAA leader in carries, NFL teams worry about punishment
Tori Gurley, WR, South Carolina 6th-UN Bad Move Helped by Jeffery opposite him, he's not NFL ready at all
Blaine Gabbert, QB, Missouri Top 10 Good Move We thought he was a Top 10 guy all year,  #2 QB behind Luck
Tandon Doss, WR, Indiana 6th-UN Bad Move Not NFL ready, Kevin Wilson as coach could've helped
Brandon Burton, CB, Utah 2nd-3rd Good Move Good size, instincts, tough to risk staying in school as CB
Akeem Ayers, ILB, UCLA 1st-2nd Good Move Maybe the draft's top linebacker, could be as high as Top 15