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NFL Draft 2014 Underclassmen Update
2014 NFL Draft: Underclassmen Tracker
As the 2013 season continues into the postseason, several draft-eligible underclassmen have already announced their intentions about entering the 2014 NFL Draft.
Draft Insiders' 2013 December Newsletter will have special Underclassmen Report - available next week - Free for Full Subscribers - Frank Coyle / Publisher
Photo – DE Jadeveon Clowney - South Carolina
Last season a record 74 underclassmen were granted eligibility, surpassing the previous high (65), which was set for the NFL Draft 2012.
For a pro prospect to meet the NFL’s eligibility requirement, he must be three years removed from high school and submit a written application to renounce his remaining college football eligibility. This includes redshirt sophomores, true juniors and fourth year juniors. The deadline for underclassmen to declare is Jan. 15, 2014. Afterwards, there is a three day period to rescind that and regain their college eligibility if they have not signed with an agent.
The following underclassmen have announced they will forego their collegiate eligibility for the NFL Draft 2014
Declared Underclassmen as of Dec. 12, 2013
Isaiah Crowell - 5-10, 190 - Alabama State - Jr
Paul Richardson - 6-0, 170 - Colorado - Jr
Chris Boyd - 6-3, 205 - Vanderbilt - Jr
Eric Ebron - 6-3, 250 - North Carolina - Jr
Colt Lyerla - 6-5, 250 - Oregon - Jr
Tiny Richardson - 6-5, 330 - Tennessee - Jr
Jadeveon Clowney - 6-5, 275 - South Carolina - Jr
Louis Nix - 6-3, 335 - Notre Dame - Jr
Kelcy Quarles - 6-3, 300 - South Carolina - Jr
Yamin Smallwoood - 6-2, 245 - UConn - Jr
Bradley Roby - 5-10, 195 - Ohio State - Jr
Louchiez Purifoy - 6-0, 185 - Florida - Jr
Vic Hampton - 5-10, 200 - South Carolina - Jr
Frank Coyle is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.