College football is used to losing juniors to the NFL draft. College football is not used to seeing 73 players take off before their senior seasons.
From the reigning national champion to the bottom-feeders in the worst-performing FBS conferences, there are future NFL stars in every corner of the nation. (Ask Joe Flacco if you have to be from a major conference to be successful in the NFL.)
All-America selection(s), stats, position rank, projected draft round and consistency were all considered in the ranking of each individual. When applicable, intangibles were considered to break ties and put players in their rightful positions.
*Each player's official profile is linked via the first appearance of his name, and the complete profile is the source of all information unless otherwise linked.
*All referenced draft projections and player rankings are from nfldraftscout.com.
*All intangibles (drug use, expulsion, etc.) are mentioned in the applicable slides.
*The alphabetical list of 73 underclassmen can be found here. (via the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel)