2013 NFL Draft underclassmen tracker
- Updated: Dec. 27, 2012 at 12:18 p.m.
Justin Hunter caught 73 passes for 1,083 yards and nine touchdowns for Tennessee this season.
NFL.com is tracking the underclassmen who have declared their intentions to apply for entry into the 2013 NFL Draft, those who have announced their decision to return to school, and reports on those who are undecided.
» Keenan Allen, WR, California
A smooth outside pass-catcher, Allen has height, speed and the ability to win jump balls, all traits that are required of a No. 1 target in the NFL. Full profile ...
» Alvin Bailey, G, Arkansas
Bailey has decided to forgo his final season with the Razorbacks and apply for entry in the 2013 NFL Draft. Bailey started every game of his Arkansas career.
» Stedman Bailey, WR, West Virginia
Bailey will end his college career owning the majority of West Virginia's receiving records after three full seasons. The junior finished the 2012 regular season with 106 receptions, 1,501 receiving yards and 23 touchdowns, and was a second-team All-American.
» Gio Bernard, RB, North Carolina
Bernard announced his intention to apply for entry into the 2013 NFL Draft after a big year in which he ranked among the nation's top rushers and punt returners to earn All-America honors.
» Knile Davis, RB, Arkansas
Davis never quite looked like his old self this season at Arkansas. Davis led the SEC in rushing in 2010 with 1,322 yards, missed the 2011 season and gained only 377 yards rushing in 2012. The running back will now have to convince NFL scouts that he is fully recovered from the devastating ankle injury that cost him a season with the Razorbacks. Full profile ...
» Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State
Hankins, who announced his decision on Ohio State's website, is a huge interior presence. While he possesses the strength and motor to dominate inside on an every-play basis, this Ohio State beast often lines up outside for the Buckeyes due to exceptional athleticism.
» Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee
Hunter declared that his intentions to apply for entry in the draft, which could help make for a talented crop of receivers in the 2013 NFL Draft. Full profile ...
» Marcus Lattimore, RB, South Carolina
Lattimore -- who has announced his intention to apply for entry into the 2013 draft -- was considered a can't-miss, first-round talent after his first two seasons. However, a horrifying right knee injury in October made it unclear when Lattimore might return to action. Full profile ...
» Tyrann Mathieu, CB, LSU
The 2011 Bednarik Award winner was booted from the LSU team for multiple rule violations. The undersized but ultra-competitive turnover machine will bring the physicality of a bigger player in his tackles. Mathieu is also a game-changer as a punt returner. Full profile ...
» Sheldon Richardson, DT, Missouri
Richardson, who attended a junior college as a freshman and missed his sophomore season with an injury, wasn't a starter in 2011, but showed off the athleticism to make scouts think 2012 could be a breakout year. Full profile ...
» Da'Rick Rogers, WR, Tennessee Tech
Rogers is a physical specimen with strong hands who overpowered defenders in his routes and after the catch. His immaturity off the field caused him to be dismissed from Tennessee before the 2012 season, which he spent at Tennessee Tech. Full profile ...
» Akeem Spence, DT, Illinois
Spence confirmed reports that he intends to apply for entry in the 2013 NFL Draft. Spence recorded 72 tackles and one sack for a Fighting Illini team that finished 2-10 in 2012.
» Trabis Ward, RB, Tennessee State
Ward -- who announced his intentions to apply for entry in the 2013 draft -- rushed for 1,422 yards this season, which ranked him seventh in the Football Championship Subdivision and is the third-most rushing yards in a single season in Tennessee State history.
Headed back to school
» Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State
Despite Air Force coach Troy Calhoun saying Carr is "NFL-ready, without a doubt," the quarterback in November announced his decision to return to Fresno State for his senior season.
» Ra'Shede Hageman, DT, Minnesota
Hageman considered applying for entry in the 2013 NFL Draft, but will return for a senior season with the Golden Gophers. "I think I need another year under my belt," Hageman said.
» Zack Martin, OT, Notre Dame
Fighting Irish coach Brian Kelly announced that Martin would return for the 2013 season with Notre Dame. Martin is Notre Dame's top offensive tackle and is a three-year starter.
» A.J. McCarron, QB, Alabama
McCarron -- who as starting quarterback has led the Crimson Tide to consecutive BCS championship games -- says that he will return for his senior season.
» Louis Nix III, DT, Notre Dame
Fighting Irish coach Brian Kelly announced that Nix would return for the 2013 season with Notre Dame. The 325-pound Nix anchored one of the top defenses in college football. The junior had 45 tackles and two sacks.
» James Sims, RB, Kansas
A 1,000-yard rusher, Sims told the Lawrence Journal-World that he needs to "mature as a running back and work on things before I think about going to the next level."
» USC WR Woods to announce decision Monday
Southern California wide receiver Robert Woods will announce Monday whether or not he will apply for entry into the NFL draft, the Los Angeles Times is reporting. Woods' production dropped off in 2012 -- in large part due to the emergence of Marqise Lee. After catching 111 passes for 1,292 yards and 15 touchdowns in 2011, Woods had 73 receptions for 813 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2012. Full profile ...
» Bray reportedly leaving Tennessee
Tennessee QB Tyler Bray is reportedly leaving the program and will apply for entry in the NFL draft. Bray was a three-year starter for the Volunteers, throwing for 69 touchdowns and 28 interceptions. Despite playing with a talented group of receivers, Bray's Vols finished a disappointing 5-7 in 2012. Full profile ...
» Vols' Patterson could go to NFL
New Tennessee coach Butch Jones said that his discussions with Cordarrelle Patterson have led him to believe that the wide receiver is "definitely going to the NFL." Patterson caught 46 passes for 778 yards and five touchdowns for the Volunteers in 2012.
» Notre Dame RB Wood undecided on return
Wood has not yet decided whether to apply for entry in the draft or return to South Bend for a fifth year. "Cierre Wood is going to wait for his evaluation before he makes a decision," Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said.
» UCLA's Barr likely to return
Anthony Barr, a second-team All-America linebacker, is expected to return to the Bruins in 2013 rather than apply for entry into the NFL draft. Barr is awaiting an NFL draft evaluation before ultimately deciding his football future.
» Three Mississippi St. players seek NFL feedback
Offensive guard Gabe Jackson, running back LaDarius Perkins and safety Nickoe Whitley have filed paperwork to the NFL Draft Advisory Board seeking feedback before they make their decisions to return to school or apply for the draft, the Clarion Ledger reported.
» ASU coach expects Sutton to return
Arizona State coach Todd Graham expects junior Will Sutton to return to school for his senior season, but "if he's going to be a first-round pick, I'm going to wish him the best," Graham told The Arizona Republic.
» Michigan OT Lewan undecided
Michigan junior Taylor Lewan, a highly regarded OT prospect, will wait until after the Wolverine's Jan. 1 bowl game before deciding if he'll enter the NFL draft or return to school for his senior season, according to the Detroit Free Press.