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Updated: January 19th, 2013 10:37am
NFL grants 73 underclassmen draft eligibility, breaking record

NFL grants 73 underclassmen draft eligibility, breaking record

by The Associated Press
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NEW YORK -- A record 73 underclassmen, including six first-team All-Americans, have been approved for the NFL draft on Saturday.

That overall number of early entries is eight more than last year.

The six All-Americans are safety Matt Elam of Florida, tight end Zach Ertz of Stanford, tackle Luke Joeckel of Texas A&M, defensive end Bjoern Werner of Florida State, linebacker Jarvis Jones of Georgia and cornerback Dee Milliner of national champion Alabama.

Also approved former LSU cornerback-kick returner Tyrann Mathieu, a 2011 All-American who was kicked off the Tigers before last season.

The NFL draft will be April 25 to 27 in New York.

73 underclassmen

The alphabetical list of underclassmen granted eligibility is as follows:

1 David Amerson DB North Carolina State

2 Alvin Bailey G Arkansas

3 Stedman Bailey WR West Virginia

4 David Bakhtiari T Colorado

5 Dwayne Beckford LB Purdue

6 Le'Veon Bell RB Michigan State

7 Giovani Bernard RB North Carolina

8 Tyler Bray QB Tennessee

9 Terrence Brown DB Stanford

10 Duron Carter WR Ohio State

11 Knile Davis RB Arkansas

12 Mike Edwards DB Hawaii

13 Matt Elam DB Florida

14 Zach Ertz TE Stanford

15 Gavin Escobar TE San Diego State

16 Chris Faulk T Louisiana State

17 Sharrif Floyd DT Florida

18 Michael Ford RB Louisiana State

19 Travis Frederick C Wisconsin

20 Kwame Geathers NT Georgia

21 William Gholston DE Michigan State

22 Johnathan Hankins DT Ohio State

23 Jajuan Harley DB Middle Tennessee

24 Hopkins, DeAndre WR Clemson

25 Justin Hunter WR Tennessee

26 Jawan Jamison RB Rutgers

27 Stefphon Jefferson RB Nevada

28 Tony Jefferson DB Oklahoma

29 Jelani Jenkins LB Florida

30 Luke Joeckel T Texas A&M

31 Jarvis Jones LB Georgia

32 Jose Jose DT Central Florida

33 Joe Kruger DE Utah

34 Eddie Lacy RB Alabama

35 Marcus Lattimore RB South Carolina

36 Corey Lemonier DE Auburn

37 Bennie Logan DT Louisiana State

38 Stansly Maponga DE Texas Christian

39 Tyrann Mathieu DB Louisiana State

40 Dee Milliner DB Alabama

41 Barkevious Mingo DE Louisiana State

42 Kevin Minter LB Louisiana State

43 Sam Montgomery DE Louisiana State

44 Brandon Moore DT Texas

45 Damontre Moore DE Texas A&M

46 Alec Ogletree LB Georgia

47 Cordarrelle Patterson WR Tennessee

48 Bradley Randle RB Nevada-Las Vegas

49 Joseph Randle RB Oklahoma State

50 Jordan Reed TE Florida

51 Eric Reid DB Louisiana State

52 Greg Reid DB Florida State

53 Xavier Rhodes DB Florida State

54 Sheldon Richardson DT Missouri

55 Nickell Robey DB Southern California

56 Logan Ryan DB Rutgers

57 Ace Sanders WR South Carolina

58 Darrington Sentimore DT Tennessee

59 Tharold Simon DB Louisiana State

60 Dion Sims TE Michigan State

61 Akeem Spence DT Illinois

62 Kenny Stills WR Oklahoma

63 Levine Toilolo TE Stanford

64 Spencer Ware RB Louisiana State

65 Menelik Watson T Florida State

66 Bjoern Werner DE Florida State

67 Steve Williams DB California

68 Marquess Wilson WR Washington State

69 Brad Wing P Louisiana State

70 Cierre Wood RB Notre Dame

71 Robert Woods WR Southern California

72 Tom Wort LB Oklahoma

73 Keenan Allen WR California

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