PewterReport.com has compiled a list of draft-eligible juniors and sophomores who have declared their intentions to skip their senior seasons and enter the 2005 NFL Draft, which will be held on April 23-24. Thus far, the majority of underclassmen who are entering the NFL Draft are running backs, wide receivers and cornerbacks.

Players have until Saturday, January 15 to opt for the NFL Draft. PewterReport.com will update this list as other juniors forego their senior campaigns and turn pro.

QUARTERBACKS
California QB Aaron Rodgers
Utah QB Alex Smith
Indiana Firebirds (AFL) QB Adrian McPherson (NEW 1/15/04)
Temple QB Walter Washington

RUNNING BACKS
Florida RB Ciatrick Fason
Oklahoma State RB Vernand Morency
Louisville RB Eric Shelton
Louisiana Tech RB Ryan Moats
Minnesota RB Marion Barber III (NEW 1/15/04)
N.C. State RB T.A. McClendon
Missouri RB Damien Nash
Miami (Fla.) RB Frank Gore
Ohio State RB Maurice Clarett
San Jose State RB Tyson Thompson (NEW 1/15/04)
Northwestern State RB Derrick Johnese (NEW 1/15/04)
Vanderbilt FB Matthew Tant

WIDE RECEIVERS
USC WR Mike Williams
South Carolina WR Troy Williamson
Utah WR Steve Savoy (Sophomore)
West Virginia WR Chris Henry
Ball State WR Dante Ridgeway
Miami (Fla.) WR Roscoe Parrish
Pearl River Community College WR Larry Brackins (Sophomore)

TIGHT ENDS
Virginia TE Heath Miller

OFFENSIVE LINEMEN
Ole Miss C Chris Spencer
Nebraska OL Richie Incognito (NEW 1/15/04)

DEFENSIVE LINEMEN
Notre Dame DE Jason Tuck (NEW 1/14/04)
Maryland DE Shawn Merriman
Vanderbilt DE Jovan Haye
Temple DT A.J. Lindsay (NEW 1/15/04)
San Jose State DE Tony Ficklin (NEW 1/15/04)

LINEBACKERS
Virginia LB Darryl Blackstock
Florida MLB Channing Crowder (Sophomore)
USC MLB Lofa Tatupu (NEW 1/14/04)
Georgia MLB Odell Thurman
Temple OLB Rian Wallace
San Diego State OLB Matt McCoy (NEW 1/14/04)

SAFETIES
Georgia S Thomas Davis
Michigan S Ernest Shazor
Nebraska S Josh Bullocks
Oklahoma S Brodney Pool (NEW 1/15/04)
Central Florida S Peter Sands

CORNERBACKS
West Virginia CB Adam “Pac-Man” Jones
Clemson CB Justin Miller
Nebraska CB Fabian Washington
Oregon State CB Brandon Browner

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Scott Reynolds is in his 25th year of covering the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the vice president, publisher and senior Bucs beat writer for PewterReport.com. Author of the popular SR's Fab 5 column on Fridays, Reynolds oversees web development and forges marketing partnerships for PewterReport.com in addition to his editorial duties. A graduate of Kansas State University in 1995, Reynolds spent six years giving back to the community as the defensive line coach for his sons' Pop Warner team, the South Pasco Predators. Reynolds can be reached at: sr@pewterreport.com
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