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.
Adams, DarvinDarvin Adams WR Auburn
Austin, MarvinMarvin Austin DT North Carolina New York Giants 52
Ayers, AkeemAkeem Ayers[3] LB UCLA Tennessee 39
Baldwin, JonathanJonathan Baldwin[4] WR Pittsburgh Kansas City 26
Bowers, Da'QuanDa'Quan Bowers[5] DE Clemson Tampa Bay 51
Brown, DeAndreDeAndre Brown[6] WR Southern Miss
Burton, BrandonBrandon Burton[7] CB Utah Minnesota 139
Casey, JurrellJurrell Casey[8] DT USC Tennessee 77
Clay, JohnJohn Clay[9] RB Wisconsin
Claytor, NickNick Claytor OT Georgia Tech
Cobb, RandallRandall Cobb WR Kentucky Green Bay 64
Dareus, MarcellMarcell Dareus[10] DE Alabama Buffalo 3
Doss, TandonTandon Doss[11] WR Indiana Baltimore 123
Evans, DarrenDarren Evans[1] RB Virginia Tech
Fairley, NickNick Fairley DT Auburn Detroit 13
Gabbert, BlaineBlaine Gabbert[12] QB Missouri Jacksonville 10
Green, A. J.A. J. Green[13] WR Georgia Cincinnati 4
Gurley, ToriTori Gurley[14] WR South Carolina
Guy, LawrenceLawrence Guy DT Arizona State Green Bay 233
Hamler, JamelJamel Hamler WR Fresno State
Harper, JamieJamie Harper RB Clemson Tennessee 130
Harris, BrandonBrandon Harris[15] CB Miami Houston 60
Hill, WillWill Hill S Florida
Houston, JustinJustin Houston LB Georgia Kansas City 70
Hynoski, HenryHenry Hynoski FB Pittsburgh
Ingram, MarkMark Ingram[10] RB Alabama New Orleans 28
Jones, JulioJulio Jones WR Alabama Atlanta 6
Jones, TaiwanTaiwan Jones RB Eastern Washington Oakland 125
Keiser, ThomasThomas Keiser LB Stanford
Leshoure, MikelMikel Leshoure RB Illinois Detroit 57
Lewis, DionDion Lewis RB Pittsburgh Philadelphia 149
Lewis, JavesJaves Lewis CB Oregon
Little, GregGreg Little WR North Carolina Cleveland 59
Liuget, CoreyCorey Liuget DT Illinois San Diego 18
Mallett, RyanRyan Mallett[16] QB Arkansas New England 74
Moore, RahimRahim Moore[17] CB UCLA Denver 45
Newton, CamCam Newton QB Auburn Carolina 1
Parr, ZaneZane Parr[18] DE Virginia
Peterson, PatrickPatrick Peterson CB LSU Arizona 5
Quinn, RobertRobert Quinn DE North Carolina St. Louis 14
Ridley, StevanStevan Ridley RB LSU New England 73
Rodgers, JacquizzJacquizz Rodgers[19] RB Oregon State Atlanta 145
Rudolph, KyleKyle Rudolph[20] TE Notre Dame Minnesota 43
Sands, RobertRobert Sands S West Virginia Cincinnati 134
Sash, TylerTyler Sash[21] S Iowa New York 198
Siliga, SealverSealver Siliga DT Utah
Smith, AldonAldon Smith[22] DE Missouri San Francisco 7
Smith, TorreyTorrey Smith[23] WR Maryland Baltimore 58
Smith, TyronTyron Smith[8] OT USC Dallas 9
Tarrant, JerrardJerrard Tarrant S Georgia Tech
Todman, JordanJordan Todman[24] RB Connecticut San Diego 183
Vereen, ShaneShane Vereen[25] RB California New England 56
Watt, J. J.J. J. Watt[26] DE Wisconsin Houston 11
Wilkerson, MuhammadMuhammad Wilkerson[27] DT Temple N.Y. Jets 30
Williams, AaronAaron Williams[28] CB Texas Buffalo 34
Williams, RyanRyan Williams RB Virginia Tech Arizona 38
Wilson, MartezMartez 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 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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