According to Joe Schad, this year has seen a record number of juniors and redshirt sophomores declare to enter the NFL draft early.
Whether they're spooked about the prospect of a rookie salary cap, learned from the Bradford Example, or just like their positioning in the mock-ups, many of the country's top players won't be finishing their degrees like their mothers had hoped.
Here are five of the last remaining players who could still declare for the draft. They've got until Jan. 15 to decide. Stay tuned.