List of 2011 NFL draft early entrants

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This list of 2011 NFL draft early entrants consists of college football players who are juniors or redshirt sophomores who have been declared eligible to be selected in the 2011 NFL draft. A player can forfeit his remaining NCAA eligibility and declare for the draft. The deadline to declare for the 2011 draft was January 15, 2011.[1]

Complete list of players[edit]

A record 56 players were granted special eligibility in 2011:[2]

Name Position School Drafted by Draft pos.
Darvin Adams WR Auburn
Marvin Austin DT North Carolina New York Giants 52
Akeem Ayers[3] LB UCLA Tennessee 39
Jonathan Baldwin[4] WR Pittsburgh Kansas City 26
Da'Quan Bowers[5] DE Clemson Tampa Bay 51
DeAndre Brown[6] WR Southern Miss
Brandon Burton[7] CB Utah Minnesota 139
Jurrell Casey[8] DT USC Tennessee 77
John Clay[9] RB Wisconsin
Nick Claytor OT Georgia Tech
Randall Cobb WR Kentucky Green Bay 64
Marcell Dareus[10] DE Alabama Buffalo 3
Tandon Doss[11] WR Indiana Baltimore 123
Darren Evans[1] RB Virginia Tech
Nick Fairley DT Auburn Detroit 13
Blaine Gabbert[12] QB Missouri Jacksonville 10
A. J. Green[13] WR Georgia Cincinnati 4
Tori Gurley[14] WR South Carolina
Lawrence Guy DT Arizona State Green Bay 233
Jamel Hamler WR Fresno State
Jamie Harper RB Clemson Tennessee 130
Brandon Harris[15] CB Miami Houston 60
Will Hill S Florida
Justin Houston LB Georgia Kansas City 70
Henry Hynoski FB Pittsburgh
Mark Ingram[10] RB Alabama New Orleans 28
Julio Jones WR Alabama Atlanta 6
Taiwan Jones RB Eastern Washington Oakland 125
Thomas Keiser LB Stanford
Mikel Leshoure RB Illinois Detroit 57
Dion Lewis RB Pittsburgh Philadelphia 149
Javes Lewis CB Oregon
Greg Little WR North Carolina Cleveland 59
Corey Liuget DT Illinois San Diego 18
Ryan Mallett[16] QB Arkansas New England 74
Rahim Moore[17] CB UCLA Denver 45
Cam Newton QB Auburn Carolina 1
Zane Parr[18] DE Virginia
Patrick Peterson CB LSU Arizona 5
Robert Quinn DE North Carolina St. Louis 14
Stevan Ridley RB LSU New England 73
Jacquizz Rodgers[19] RB Oregon State Atlanta 145
Kyle Rudolph[20] TE Notre Dame Minnesota 43
Robert Sands S West Virginia Cincinnati 134
Tyler Sash[21] S Iowa New York 198
Sealver Siliga DT Utah
Aldon Smith[22] DE Missouri San Francisco 7
Torrey Smith[23] WR Maryland Baltimore 58
Tyron Smith[8] OT USC Dallas 9
Jerrard Tarrant S Georgia Tech
Jordan Todman[24] RB Connecticut San Diego 183
Shane Vereen[25] RB California New England 56
J. J. Watt[26] DE Wisconsin Houston 11
Muhammad Wilkerson[27] DT Temple N.Y. Jets 30
Aaron Williams[28] CB Texas Buffalo 34
Ryan Williams RB Virginia Tech Arizona 38
Martez Wilson[29] LB Illinois New Orleans 72

Number of players granted special eligibility by year[edit]

Undergraduates admitted to the NFL draft each year:[2]

Year Number
2011 56
2010 53
2009 46
2008 53
2007 40
2006 52
2005 51
2004 43
2003 47
2002 38

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Giannotto, Mark (January 7, 2011). "Evans declares for NFL draft". Washington Post. Retrieved January 7, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Record 56 players granted draft eligibility". National Football League. January 11, 2011. Archived from the original on March 25, 2014. Retrieved March 25, 2014. 
  3. ^ Taylor, John (January 4, 2011). "NFL calls, UCLA's Ayers answers". collegefootballtalk.com. Retrieved January 4, 2011. 
  4. ^ Pitt receiver Baldwin declares for NFL draft
  5. ^ "Da'Quan Bowers entering draft". ESPN.com. January 5, 2011. Retrieved January 5, 2011. 
  6. ^ "USM coach says WR Brown will go pro". CBS Sports. Retrieved December 30, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Utah football: Cornerback Burton leaving Utes for shot at NFL". Salt Lake Tribune. January 4, 2011. Retrieved January 4, 2011. 
  8. ^ a b Source: Tyron Smith, Jurrell Casey gone
  9. ^ "Wisconsin's John Clay going pro". ESPN.com. January 7, 2011. 
  10. ^ a b Kausler, Don (January 7, 2011). "Tide's Marcell Dareus, Mark Ingram, Julio Jones announce they are going pro". The Birmingham News. 
  11. ^ Taylor, John (January 3, 2011). "Tandon Doss latest to put an early end to collegiate career". collegefootballtalk.com. Retrieved January 4, 2011. 
  12. ^ Laymance, Reid (January 3, 2011). "Blaine Gabbert entering 2011 draft". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved January 4, 2011. 
  13. ^ "Georgia's A.J. Green declares for draft". ESPN.com. January 9, 2011. 
  14. ^ Harris, Sara Jane (January 2, 2011). "Tori Gurley entering the NFL Draft". WACH. Retrieved January 3, 2011. 
  15. ^ Miller Degnan, Susan (January 4, 2011). "UM junior cornerback Brandon Harris to go pro, enter NFL draft". Miami Herald. Retrieved January 4, 2011. 
  16. ^ "Arkansas' Ryan Mallett turning pro". [ESPN.com. January 6, 2011. Retrieved January 6, 2011. 
  17. ^ "UCLA CB Rahim Moore to enter draft". ESPN.com. January 7, 2011. Retrieved January 9, 2011. 
  18. ^ UVA Defensive End Zane Parr Declares for the NFL Draft WVIR-TV January 19, 2011
  19. ^ "Jacquizz Rodgers Declares for NFL Draft". OSUBeavers.com. January 10, 2011. Archived from the original on January 21, 2011. 
  20. ^ ND Tight End Kyle Rudolph Declares for NFL Draft Chicago Tribune January 5, 2011
  21. ^ "No NFL surprises for Iowa juniors". ESPN. January 13, 2011. Retrieved January 13, 2011. 
  22. ^ "Mizzou DE Smith declares for NFL draft". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. January 8, 2011. 
  23. ^ Silva, Evan (December 29, 2010). "Maryland wide receiver Torrey Smith going pro". profootballtalk.com. Retrieved December 29, 2010. 
  24. ^ Malafronte, Chip (January 2, 2011). "UCONN FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK: Jordan Todman declares for NFL Draft". New Haven Register. 
  25. ^ "Cal's Shane Vereen declares for NFL draft". ESPN.com. January 1, 2010. Retrieved January 2, 2011. 
  26. ^ Watt to enter NFL draft Archived 2011-04-15 at the Wayback Machine. Wisconsin Badgers Official Site January 6, 2011
  27. ^ "Temple's Muhammad Wilkerson to declare for NFL draft". Philly Sports Daily. December 31, 2010. Archived from the original on January 5, 2011. Retrieved January 1, 2011. 
  28. ^ "Williams declares himself eligible for NFL draft". Texas Longhorns Football. December 30, 2010. Archived from the original on January 6, 2011. Retrieved December 31, 2010. 
  29. ^ "'Versatile' Illinois Fighting Illini LB Martez Wilson to enter NFL draft". ESPN Chicago. January 10, 2011. 

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