2009 NFL Draft: Early Entrants

Howdy folks,

Since the only fun thing to talk about when it comes to covering the Buffalo Bills is the NFL Draft, I figured it's about time to get a jump start on draft coverage here at Buffalo Rumblings.

The deadline for college underclassmen that are three years removed from high school graduation to declare their eligibility for the 2009 NFL Draft is this Thursday, January 15.  That, however, does not finalize their eligibility; any underclassmen that declares eligibility by Thursday but then changes his mind must withdraw his application by Sunday, January 18 - the date of the NFL's conference championship weekend.

I'm putting this list in a FanPost so that you all can "rec" it to keep it on the front page as long as possible as good reference material (not to mention it'll make it infinitely easier for me to update it as new declarations are made).  Without further ado, here are all of the draft-eligible college underclassmen I could find; if I missed any, feel free to berate me in the comments.  Just make sure to mention the guy I missed so I can add it to the list.

Matt Stafford, Georgia
Mark Sanchez, USC
Josh Freeman, Kansas State
Nate Davis, Ball State

Running Backs
Chris Wells, Ohio State
Knowshon Moreno, Georgia
LeSean McCoy, Pittsburgh
Shonn Greene, Iowa
Donald Brown, Connecticut
Glen Coffee, Alabama
P.J. Hill, Wisconsin

Wide Receivers
Michael Crabtree, Texas Tech
Percy Harvin, Florida
Jeremy Maclin, Missouri
Darrius Heyward-Bey, Maryland
Kenny Britt, Rutgers
Hakeem Nicks, North Carolina
Austin Collie, BYU
Brian Hartline, Ohio State
Kevin Ogletree, Virginia
Andrew Means, Indiana
Jeremy Childs, Boise State

Tight Ends
Jared Cook, South Carolina
James Casey, Rice
Andrew Davie, Arkansas
Richard Quinn, North Carolina

Offensive Tackles
Andre Smith, Alabama
Eben Britton, Arizona

Offensive Guards
Greg Isdaner, West Virginia

Defensive Ends
Aaron Maybin, Penn State
Everette Brown, Florida State
Brandon Williams, Texas Tech
Maurice Evans, Penn State
Paul Kruger, Utah

3-4 Defensive Ends
Chris Baker, Hampton

Defensive Tackles
Sen'Derrick Marks, Auburn
Ricky Jean-Francois, LSU

OLB Gerald McRath, Southern Mississippi

Vontae Davis, Illinois
Sean Smith, Utah
D.J. Moore, Vanderbilt
Jairus Byrd, Oregon
Captain Munnerlyn, South Carolina
Jerraud Powers, Auburn
Asher Allen, Georgia
Donald Washington, Ohio State
James Williams, Southern Connecticut

SS Emanuel Cook, South Carolina

Staying in School
QB Tim Tebow, Florida
QB Sam Bradford, Oklahoma
RB C.J. Spiller, Clemson
RB Charles Scott, LSU
WR Brandon LaFell, LSU
TE Jermaine Gresham, Oklahoma
OT Russell Okung, Oklahoma State
OT Ciron Black, LSU
OT Trent Williams, Oklahoma
OG John Jerry, Ole Miss
DE George Selvie, South Florida
DE Greg Hardy, Ole Miss
DE Brandon Graham, Michigan
DT Terrence Cody, Alabama
DT Gerald McCoy, Oklahoma
DT Ndumakong Suh, Nebraska
OLB Mark Herzlich, Boston College
OLB Eric Norwood, South Carolina
ILB Brandon Spikes, Florida
ILB Sean Weatherspoon, Missouri
ILB Sergio Kindle, Texas
CB Trevard Lindley, Kentucky
CB Alterraun Verner, UCLA
S Taylor Mays, USC
FS Reshad Jones, Georgia
S Kurt Coleman, Ohio State

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