NFL Draft 2016: Underclassmen Most Likely to Land in 1st Round

January 9, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The 2016 NFL draft is going to be loaded with underclassmen, perhaps more than usual. 
In 2015, 18 underclassmen were selected in the first round, one shy of the record set in 2012. Those numbers will likely be approached, and potentially passed, by this year's class.
The deadline for underclassmen to declare is January 18, but the early declarations have already been rolling in.
CBS Sports' Dane Brugler has been tracking the unofficial early entries. 
The following slideshow features seven underclassmen who have already declared who should be considered first-round locks. Obviously this is well short of a complete list of those who will end up in the first round, but these are the elite prospects with the highest probability to hear their names called on the first day of the draft. 
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