NFL Draft/Juniors Update 1/12

It’s a  busy time in the world of college football these days, even with the games over. Decisions are being made by players on whether they are going to go pro, or stay in the college ranks. They have until Saturday to file with the NFL.

In the last few days, Missouri’s DE/OLB Aldon Smith (right) made the jump as well. But a bunch of top shelf talents in the Big 12 Conference decided to stay in school, including WR Justin Blackmon and Nebraska DL Jared Crick.

Here are the players that have decided to return to school for the 2011 season in the last few days:

QB Brandon Weeden, Oklahoma State; WR Justin Blackmon, Oklahoma State; WR Michael Floyd, Notre Dame; DL Jared Crick, Nebraska; RB Chris Polk, Washington; CB Shaun Prater, Iowa; WR Marvin McNutt Jr., Iowa.

Here are the players who have elected to head to the NFL rather than stay in school, and they are lined up by position. This week’s additions are in bold:

Offense

  • QB – Blaine Gabbert, Missouri; Ryan Mallett, Arkansas.
  • RB – John Clay, Wisconsin; Darren Evans, Virginia Tech; Jamie Harper, Clemson; Mark Ingram, Alabama; Dion Lewis, Pittsburgh; Mikel Loushere, Illinois; Jacquizz Rodgers, Oregon State; Jordan Todman, Oklahoma; Shane Vereen, California; Ryan Williams, Virginia Tech.
  • FB – Henry Hynoski, Pitt.
  • WR – Jonathan Baldwin, Pitt; DeAndre Brown, Southern Mississippi; Tandon Doss, Indiana; A.J. Green, Georgia; Tori Gurley, South Carolina; Vidal Hazelton, Cincinnati; Julio Jones, Alabama; Torrey Smith, Maryland;
  • TE – Kyle Rudolph, Notre Dame.
  • OT – Nick Claytor, Georgia Tech; Tyron Smith, Southern Cal.

Defense

  • DL – Da’Quan Bowers, Clemson; Jurrell Casey, Southern Cal; Marcell Dareus, Alabama; Corey Liuget, Illinois; Zane Parr, Virginia; Jerrell Powe, Mississippi; Sealver Siligi, Utah; Aldon Smith, Missouri; J.J. Watt, Wisconsin; Muhammad Wilkerson, Temple.
  • LB – Akeem Ayers, UCLA; Tom Keiser, Stanford; Martez Wilson, Illinois.
  • DB – Brandon Burton, Utah; Brandon Harris, Miami; Will Hill, Florida; Rahim Moore, UCLA; Patrick Peterson, LSU; Robert Sands, West Virginia; Tyler Sash, Iowa; Aaron Williams, Texas;

3 Responses to “NFL Draft/Juniors Update 1/12”

  • January 13, 2011  - bhive01 says:

    I know we need one of these…
    WR – Jonathan Baldwin, Pitt; DeAndre Brown, Southern Mississippi; Tandon Doss, Indiana; A.J. Green, Georgia; Tori Gurley, South Carolina; Vidal Hazelton, Cincinnati; Julio Jones, Alabama; Torrey Smith, Maryland

    And with our aging line if we can’t pick up good ones on the wire then we should look at these…
    OT – Nick Claytor, Georgia Tech; Tyron Smith, Southern Cal.

    Seems to me with more time together our Defense will be quite good, but we do need quality depth at many positions. Like you’ve said previously Bob, we were lucky this year with injuries.


  • January 13, 2011  - Nathan says:

    Lots of good RB’s coming out. We should find a young guy to take Battle’s place and be ready to replace Thomas Jones when he moves on or retires.


  • January 13, 2011  - harvey says:

    Add WR Randall Cobb of Kentucky to the list.




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