8 NFL Rookies That Made a Major Mistake Declaring for the Draft

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8 NFL Rookies That Made a Major Mistake Declaring for the Draft
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This year saw a record 95 underclassmen declare for the NFL draft, per AL.com's Mike Herndon, and to nobody's surprise, many were left looking for work post-draft.

There has been a lot of arguing about who is at fault—most of it silly and petty—but whatever the reason, a lot of young men seem to have made some bad decisions.

Especially this year when there were so many deep positions to start with. Leaving school early just set a lot of people up to be disappointed.

There are a lot of reasons why they leave—family issues, money issues, an agent's voice in their ear or pressure from friends and family.

For some of them it works out, but for many of them, this year it just didn't.

Who might have made a big mistake declaring for the draft early?

Here are eight guys who I think fit the bill. I hope they all prove me wrong, but the odds for many of them are high that they won't.

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