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Old 01-01-2011, 06:25 PM   #1
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This is a thread where I will post a comprehensive list of the underclassmen who have declared their intentions to head to the NFL early. I will try to post links for confirmation as well, and will keep the list updated as frequently as possible. The list will be in this first post and broken down by position. I will also try and add the speculative round the talents are expected to go in Please feel free to add in anything you guys see, and I will update accordingly.

The deadline to declare is January 15th, 2011.

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Quarterbacks

Blaine Gabbert, JR - Missouri (1st-2nd round)

Running Backs

Mark Ingram, JR - Alabama (First-round pick)
Jordan Todman, JR - Connecticut (2nd round)
Shane Vereen, JR - California (2nd-3rd round)

Wide Receivers

DeAndre Brown, JR - Southern Miss (Mid-round selection)
Torrey Smith, JR - Maryland (2nd-3rd round)
Tori Gurley, RS(SO) - South Carolina (Late-round)
Tandon Doss, JR - Indiana (2nd-4th)

Tight Ends

Kyle Rudolph, JR - Notre Dame (1st-2nd)

Offensive Lineman

Tyron Smith, JR - Southern California (1st-2nd round)

Defensive Lineman

Jurrell Casey, JR - Southern California (Mid-round)
Muhammed Wilkerson, JR - Temple (2nd-3rd)
Da'Quan Bowers, JR - Clemson (Early first-round)
Zane Parr, JR - Virginia (Late-round)

Linebackers

Akeem Ayers, JR - UCLA (1st round)

Cornerbacks

Aaron Williams, JR - Texas (Late first to early second round selection)
Brandon Burton, JR - Utah (Late first to early second round selection)
Brandon Harris, JR - Miami (First-round selection)

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Add RB Jordan Todman, UConn, to the list: http://www.seattlepi.com/cfootball/2...blown_out.html

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Glad to see Wilkerson on the list- that's just one more DE prospect that should be there in the 2nd or 3rd round. There's absolutely no excuse for Denver not to come out of this draft with at least 2 quality DL prospects.
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Missouri QB Blaine Gabbert announced Monday that he will forgo his senior season with the Tigers and enter the 2011 NFL draft.
A two-year starter as Chase Daniel's successor at Mizzou, Gabbert completed 61.2 percent of his passes and posted a combined 40:18 TD-to-INT ratio in his sophomore and junior seasons. Unlike Daniel, Gabbert is ideally built (6'5/235) and offers plenty of arm strength. Questions facing Gabbert will be his ability to adjust from a shotgun-only spread offense to a pro-style scheme, as well as suspect pocket presence and downfield accuracy. If he impresses in pre-draft workouts, Gabbert has the potential to be a top-ten overall pick.
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Utah CB Brandon Burton will forgo his senior season with the Utes and enter the 2011 NFL draft.
Listed at 6'0/185 with a reported 4.35 forty time, Burton intercepted just three passes in three seasons with the Utes but was considered one of the nation's top pure cover corners. Burton also indicated that he received a favorable projection by the NFL Draft Advisory Committee, probably as a top-60 selection. He may have to run a sub-4.4 to be a first-round pick.
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Thoughts on taking Burton in round 2 if we don't take Peterson?
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Thoughts on taking Burton in round 2 if we don't take Peterson?
I like Burton. I am a Utah Ute, so I have seen him play a lot. If he is there in the 3rd round it would definitely be a good pick. It seems he is going in the 2nd round of most mock drafts I have seen, so it really depends on his 40 time. He is a very good cover corner, but he is kind of a finesse player. Not really solid in run support. This is a deep draft for CB, I think we can get a quality player with the 3rd round pick. If we don't take Peterson in the 1st I am expecting it to be D-line. Then if we target NT and S in the 2nd, CB in the 3rd. Obviously it depends on who is on the board when we pick, but that is kind of the formula I am looking at for my mock drafts.
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I hate to say it as a Utah fan, but he seemed to regress this year. I think a lot of it had to do with loosing coach Williams, but he got beat more then a couple of times this year. I don't think his play warrants anything higher then a 3rd, but his combine performance could change that.
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Miami (FL) CB Brandon Harris will forgo his senior season as a Hurricane and enter the 2011 NFL draft.
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The juniors are starting to declare, but The DL are not a part of it yet. If the DL don't declare I will be majorly upset. This could easily be the best DL draft ever if the underclassmen like Fairley, Dareus, Watt, Bowers, Liuget go with Muhammed and declare early.

Right now, its an above average group with few pure pass rushers. With the underclassmen, its really freaking deep and solid through 3-4 rounds.
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A number declared today:

Kyle Rudolph, TE, Notre Dame
Mark Ingram, RB, Bama
Akeem Ayers, OLB, UCLA
D'Quan Bowers, DL, Clemson

http://newerascouting.com/2011/2011-...underclassmen/ for complete listing.
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J.J. Watt, DT out of Wisconsin officially declared for the draft today (would be a DE in our 3-4) Would love to have him as a Bronco. dynamic, aggressive, and a great tackler with solid fundamentals.
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Ryan Mallett per my fantasy league updates:

(KFFL) Arkansas QB Ryan Mallett is forgoing his senior season at Arkansas and will enter the 2011 NFL Draft, reports Dustin Bartholomew, of The Fayetteville Flyer. He started all 26 games during his two seasons with the Razorbacks. Mallett threw for 3,869 yards and 32 touchdowns in 2010, while completing an Arkansas single-season-record 266 passes on a school-record 411 attempts.
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Would love to see Ingram in Denver
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Marcell Dareus also declared today.


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For some reason it isn't letting me edit the top post, I'll have to ask TJ what that is about.

A.J. Green, WR -- Justin Houston, OLB and Brandon Boykin, CB of Georgia all declared today as well.

Janoris Jenkins, CB -- Florida declared.

Darren Evans, RB -- Virginia Tech as well.

Tom Keiser, OLB -- Stanford too.

(Great year for CBs)

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UCLA Safety Rahim Moore declares per ESPN

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Add the following:

DE Aldon Smith, Missouri
RB John Clay, Wisconsin
WR Julio Jones, Alabama
S Will Hill, Florida
S Kenny Tate, Maryland

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Thanks. I will add them soon and clear this up tomorrow sometime. I wasn't able to edit the posts (TJ fixed it) over the past two days, but now I can.
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Thanks. I will add them soon and clear this up tomorrow sometime. I wasn't able to edit the posts (TJ fixed it) over the past two days, but now I can.
You're the man! And I think you're right about the cornerbacks being deep in this draft -- seems like we can pass on Peterson or Akamakamamamura (spelling) in the 1st and still get a pretty good CB with one of our 2nds or even our 3rd.
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You're the man! And I think you're right about the cornerbacks being deep in this draft -- seems like we can pass on Peterson or Akamakamamamura (spelling) in the 1st and still get a pretty good CB with one of our 2nds or even our 3rd.
That is a true possibility and not a bad idea, I have actually become more favorable to the idea of taking a corner with those selections over Peterson with our top selection as the talent declaring over the past week has made that position incredibly deep.

I will have more thoughts on target players and fits for our team in the following weeks as our coaching staff is finalized. It is way too hard to put my leanings into a player at this time given such ambiguity.

Thanks for the updates again, I appreciate you guys finding the goods.
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