Underclassmen: 26 declare for draft

The deadline for juniors and eligible sophomores to make themselves available for April is Jan. 15.

Here are the 26 underclassmen who have declared themselves eligible for the April 25-26 draft, according to Scout.com draft expert Chris Steuber. More names, including both quarterbacks playing in tonight's national championship game — Oklahoma's Sam Bradford and Florida's Tim Tebow — could join this list before the Jan. 15 deadline.

Three players — Florida State defensive end Everette Brown (No. 7), Georgia running back Knowshon Moreno (No. 9) and Illinois cornerback Vontae Davis (No. 13) — could wind up being available when the Packers are on the clock with their No. 9 pick.

Many Packers fans live in Wisconsin, so it's worth noting that power running back P.J. Hill declared for the draft on Thursday. Steuber calls Hill a mid-round draft pick who would be a situational back in the NFL.

Here's the list:

Defensive tackles
Chris Baker, Hampton, junior

Ricky Jean-Francois, LSU., junior

Sen'Derrick Marks, Auburn, junior

Defensive ends
Everette Brown, Florida St., junior

Cornerbacks
Vontae Davis, Illinois, junior

D.J. Moore, Vanderbilt, junior

Captain Munnerlyn, South Carolina, junior

Jerraud Powers, Auburn, junior

James Williams, Southern Connecticut, junior

Safety
Emanuel Cook, South Carolina, junior

Outside linebackers
Gerald McRath, Southern Miss, junior

Quarterbacks
Josh Freeman, Kansas St., junior

Matthew Stafford, Georgia, junior

Running backs
Donald Brown, Connecticut, junior

Shonn Greene, Iowa, junior

P.J. Hill, Wisconsin, junior

Knowshon Moreno, Georgia, sophomore

Wide receivers
Kenny Britt, Rutgers, junior

Darrius Heyward-Bey, Maryland, junior

Hakeem Nicks, North Carolina, junior

Kevin Ogletree, Virginia, junior

Tight ends
James Casey, Rice, sophomore

Jared Cook, South Carolina, junior

Andrew Davie, Arkansas, junior

Offensive tackles
Eben Britton, Arizona, junior

Andre Smith, Alabama, junior

Bill Huber is publisher of Packer Report and PackerReport.com and has written for Packer Report since 1997. E-mail him at packwriter2002@yahoo.com.


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