NFL: Record number of underclassmen eligible for 2013 draft

Posted Jan. 19, 2013 @ 11:31 a.m.
Posted By PFW staff

The NFL announced on Saturday that a record 73 underclassmen have been granted eligibility for April's draft.

That total is eight more than last year and includes six first-team All Americans: Florida S Matt Elam; Stanford TE Zach Ertz; Texas A&M OT Luke Joeckl; Florida State DE Bjoern Werner; Georgia LB Jarvis Jones; and Alabama CB Dee Milliner.

2011 All American CB Tyrann Mathieu, who was kicked off the LSU football team prior to last season, has also been approved for the draft, which will be held in New York April 25-27.