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GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 02:  Andrew Luck #12 of the Stanford Cardinal throws a pass against the Oklahoma State Cowboys during the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl on January 2, 2012 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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Matt MillerNFL Draft Lead WriterJanuary 3, 2012

The NFL draft won't take place until late April, but players with more than three years removed from their high school graduation have until January 15 to decide if they want to enter the 2012 draft class.

This article will be updated as new players enter, and as more sources can be confirmed on those rumored to be leaning one way or another.


UPDATE: A record 65 players with NCAA eligibility remaining have declared for the 2012 NFL draft.



Andrew Luck – Quarterback- Stanford (SOURCE)
Early Projection: First Overall Pick

Robert Griffin III – Quarterback – Baylor (SOURCE)
Early Projection: Second Overall Pick

Trent Richardson - Running Back - Alabama (SOURCE)
Early Projection: Top 10 Pick 

Matt Kalil- Offensive Tackle- USC (SOURCE)
Early Projection: Top 10 Pick

Morris Claiborne - Cornerback - LSU (SOURCE)
Early Projection: Top 10 Pick 

Riley Reiff- Offensive Tackle- Iowa (SOURCE)
Early Projection: Top 10 Pick 

Jonathan Martin- Offensive Tackle- Stanford (SOURCE)
Early Projection: Top 10 Pick 

Justin Blackmon – Wide Receiver- Oklahoma State (SOURCE)
Early Projection: Top 10 Pick

Michael Brockers - Defensive Tackle - LSU (SOURCE)
Early Projection: Top 15 Pick 

Alshon Jeffery - Wide Receiver - South Carolina (SOURCE)
Early Projection: Top 15 Pick 

David DeCastro- Offensive Guard- Stanford (SOURCE)
Early Projection: Top 15 Pick 

Whitney Mercilus – Defensive End – Illinois (SOURCE)
Early Projection: Top 15 Pick

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 02:  Justin Blackmon #81 of the Oklahoma State Cowboys celebrates after he caught a 17-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter against the Stanford Cardinal during the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl on January 2, 2012 at University of
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Lamar Miller – Running Back- Miami (SOURCE)
Early Projection: Early 1st Round

Stephon Gilmore- Cornerback - South Carolina (SOURCE)
Early Projection: 1st Round 

Nick Perry – Defensive End- USC (SOURCE)
Early Projection: 1st Round

Vontaze Burfict – Inside Linebacker- Arizona State (SOURCE)
Early Projection: 1st Round

Dre Kirkpatrick - Cornerback - Alabama (SOURCE)
Early Projection: Mid 1st Round 

Jerel Worthy- Defensive Tackle- Michigan State (SOURCE)
Early Projection: Late 1st Round 

Chris Polk – Running Back – Washington (SOURCE)
Early Projection: Late 1st Round

Orson Charles - Tight End - Georgia (SOURCE)
Early Projection: Late 1st Round 

Peter Konz - Center - Wisconsin (SOURCE)
Early Projection: Late 1st Round 

Dontari Poe – Nose Tackle – Memphis (SOURCE)
Early Projection: Late 1st Round/Early 2nd

TEMPE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 24:   Vontaze Burfict #7 of the Arizona State Sun Devils points and yells at quarterback Matt Barkley #7 of the University of Southern California Trojans just prior to a play at Sun Devil Stadium on September 24, 2011 in Tempe, Arizo
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Luke Kuechly - Inside Linebacker - Boston College (SOURCE)
Early Projection: Early 2nd Round 

Mohamed Sanu - Wide Receiver - Rutgers (SOURCE)
Early Projection: Early 2nd Round 

Fletcher Cox- Defensive Tackle - Mississippi State (SOURCE)
Early Projection: Early 2nd Round

Dwayne Allen - Tight End - Clemson (SOURCE)
Early Projection: 2nd Round 

Ronnell Lewis- Outside Linebacker - Oklahoma (SOURCE)
Early Projection: 2nd Round 

Brandon Washington- Offensive Guard- Miami (SOURCE)
Early Projection: 2nd Round

Chandler Jones – Defensive End- Syracuse (SOURCE)
Early Projection:  2nd Round

Dont'a Hightower - Inside Linebacker - Alabama (SOURCE)
Early Projection: Mid 2nd Round 

David Wilson - Running Back - Virginia Tech (SOURCE)
Early Projection: Late 2nd Round 

Jayron Hosley - Cornerback - Virginia Tech (SOURCE)
Early Projection: 3rd Round 

Bernard Pierce - Running Back - Temple (SOURCE)
Early Projection: 3rd Round

Brock Osweiler - Quarterback - Arizona State (SOURCE)
Early Projection: 3rd Round 

Chris Givens – Wide Receiver- Wake Forest (SOURCE)
Early Projection: 3rd Round

Josh Robinson - Cornerback - UCF (SOURCE)
Early Projection: Late 3rd Round 

LaMichael James- Running Back- Oregon (SOURCE)
Early Projection: Late 3rd Round

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 02:  Running back LaMichael James #21 of the Oregon Ducks carries the ball during the second half against the Wisconsin Badgers at the 98th Rose Bowl Game on January 2, 2012 in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Image
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Tommy Streeter – Wide Receiver – Miami (SOURCE)
Early Projection: Late 3rd Round

Eric Page - Wide Receiver - Toledo (SOURCE)
Early Projection: 4th Round 

Robert Turbin - Running Back - Utah State (SOURCE)
Early Projection: Late 4th Round 

Ronnie Hillman - Running Back - San Diego State (SOURCE)
Early Projection: 5th Round 

Marcus Forston – Defensive Tackle – Miami (SOURCE)
Early Projection: 5th Round

Terrell Manning - Outside Linebacker - NC State (SOURCE)
Early Projection: 5th Round 

Cliff Harris - Cornerback - Oregon (dismissed) (SOURCE)
Early Projection: 5th Round

Darrell Scott - Running Back - USF (SOURCE)
Early Projection: 6th Round 

Stephen Hill - Wide Receiver- Georgia Tech (SOURCE)
Early Projection: 6th Round 

Olivier Vernon – Defensive End- Miami (SOURCE)
Early Projection: 7th Round

Edwin Baker - Running Back - Michigan State (SOURCE)
Early Projection: UDFA 

Mike Ball - Running Back - Nevada (SOURCE)
Early Projection: UDFA 

Donte Paige-Moss – Defensive End – North Carolina (SOURCE)
Early Projection: UDFA

Bobby Massie - Offensive Tackle - Ole Miss (SOURCE)
Early Projection: UDFA 

Jewell Hampton - Running Back - Southern Illinois (SOURCE)
Early Projection: UDFA 



Manti Te’o – Linebacker – Notre Dame (SOURCE)

Matt Barkley – Quarterback – USC (SOURCE)

Landry Jones- Quarterback - Oklahoma (SOURCE)

Montee Ball- Running Back- Wisconsin (SOURCE)

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 26:  Quarterback Matt Barkley #7 of the USC Trojans throws a pass against the UCLA Bruins at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 26, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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Kenny Vaccaro – Safety – Texas (SOURCE)

Alex Okafor – Defensive End – Texas (SOURCE)

Barrett Jones – Offensive Tackle- Alabama (SOURCE)

Arthur Brown – Inside Linebacker- Kansas State (SOURCE)

T.J. McDonald - Safety - USC (SOURCE)

Johnathan Banks - Cornerback - Mississippi State (SOURCE)

Brandon Jenkins - Outside Linebacker - Florida State (SOURCE)

Devin Taylor - Defensive End - South Carolina (SOURCE)

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