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.
|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|