2011 NFL Draft Underclassmen Tracker - Opposing Views

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

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