NFL Draft 2011 has already set a record, and it's still three months away. A record 56 players still eligible to play NCAA football have declared for this year's draft, a feeding frenzy of sorts as players look to break into the league coming off their shortened college careers.
Perhaps it's the specter of an NFL work stoppage, but all these players declaring early, on top of the draft eligible-seniors, has created a glut of talent. That means that some first-round talents have potentially been pushed into the second round as a result of the depth of players available.
There were some questionable underclassmen declaring who are potentially destined to see their stock tumble, as opposed to having one extra year to improve their standing in NFL eyes.
Here, we'll take a look at 10 players who had the most reason to stay in college for another year instead of diving into the deep end of the NFL. This is a subjective sampling of the 56 players who declared, so feel free to chime in with others who should have returned to campus for 2011.