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SEC losing 32 underclassmen to NFL draft

1/16/2013

The deadline for underclassmen to declare for the NFL draft is today.

Unofficially, 32 SEC underclassmen -- counting former LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu -- have filed paperwork to enter April’s draft. The NFL will put out an official list later this week.

How does that number compare to last year? It nearly triples the 12 underclassmen in the SEC who left early to enter the 2012 NFL draft. Of the 12 who came out early last year, seven went in the first round and two others in the second round.

Here’s a school-by-school rundown of the SEC underclassmen who’ve declared early for the draft this year:

ALABAMA

ARKANSAS

AUBURN

FLORIDA

GEORGIA

LSU

MISSOURI

SOUTH CAROLINA

TENNESSEE

TEXAS A&M

Below are some of the players in the SEC who considered a jump to the NFL, but elected to stay in school for their senior seasons: