2011 NFL Draft Declared Underclassmen

Written by Gil Alcaraz IV on January 5, 2011

This is an ongoing list of underclass college football players who have decided to forego their remaining eligibility and officially declare for the 2011 NFL Draft. They have until January 15th to make their decision. Updates will come as more news is received.


Player, School (Projected Round)


Blaine Gabbert, Missouri (1st)
Ryan Mallett, Arkansas (1st)
Cam Newton, Auburn (1st)


Running Back
John Clay, Wisconsin (7th/UDFA)
Darren Evens, Virginia Tech (3rd)
Jamie Harper, Clemson (4th/5th)
Mark Ingram, Alabama (1st)
Taiwan Jones, Eastern Washington (5th/6th)
Mikel LeShoure, Illinois (1st/2nd)
Dion Lewis, Pittsburgh (2nd)
Stevan Ridley, LSU (4th/5th)
Jacquizz Rodgers, Oregon State (3rd/4th)
Jordan Todman, Connecticut (3rd)
Shane Vereen, Cal (2nd)
Ryan Williams, Virginia Tech (2nd)


Henry Hynoski, Pittsburgh (4th/5th)


Wide Receiver
Jonathan Baldwin, Pittsburgh (1st/2nd)
DeAndre Brown, Southern Mississippi (5th)
Randall Cobb, Kentucky (2nd/3rd)
Tandon Doss, Indiana (3rd)
A.J. Green, Georgia (1st)
Tori Gurley, South Carolina (6th/7th)
Jamel Hamler, Fresno State (6th/7th)
Vidal Hazelton, Cincinnati (7th/UDFA)
Julio Jones, Alabama (1st)
Torrey Smith, Maryland (1st/2nd)


Tight End
Kyle Rudolph, Notre Dame (1st/2nd)


Offensive Tackle
Nick Claytor, Georgia Tech (5th/6th)
Tyron Smith, USC (1st/2nd)


Defensive End
Da’Quan Bowers, Clemson (1st)
Marcell Dareus, Alabama (1st)
Thomas Keiser, Stanford (3rd)
Zane Parr, Virginia (7th/UDFA)
Aldon Smith, Missouri (1st/2nd)
J.J. Watt, Wisconsin (1st/2nd)


Defensive Tackle
Jurrell Casey, USC (2nd)
Nick Fairley, Auburn (1st)
Lawrence Guy, Arizona State (3rd/4th)
Corey Liuget, Illinois (1st/2nd)
Jerrell Powe, Ole Miss (2nd/3rd)
Sealver Siliga, Utah (6th)
Muhammad Wilkerson, Temple (2nd/3rd)


Inside Linebacker
Martez Wilson, Illinois (1st)


Outside Linebacker
Akeem Ayers, UCLA (1st)
Justin Houston, Georgia (1st/2nd)


Brandon Burton, Utah (1st/2nd)
Brandon Harris, Miami (FL) (1st)
Patrick Peterson, LSU (1st)
Aaron Williams, Texas (1st/2nd)


Will Hill, Florida (4th)
Rahim Moore, UCLA (1st)
Robert Sands, West Virginia (2nd)
Tyler Sash, Iowa (2nd/3rd)
Jerrard Tarrant, Georgia Tech (4th)

Gil Alcaraz IV

Gil is the owner of the Minnesota Vikings blog, The Viking Den, and an editorial writer for Lakers Nation. Having followed the NFL Draft for years, Gil has had a knack for naming some of the big surprise players to make it in the NFL. Gil is also a member of the Football Writers Association of America.

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