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NFL draft boasting record number of underclassmen entries this year

National Football League

NEW YORK — South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney and Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel headline a record number of underclassmen entering the NFL draft heading into Wednesday night’s deadline.
At least 90 players who had college eligibility remaining are expected to enter the draft, shattering last year’s record number of 74.
“It’s a humongous number, so the first reaction is it makes you step back a little bit,” said NFL Network draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah, a former scout with the Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns and Philadelphia Eagles. “What I’m hearing is that the agents always ...


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