For the third straight year, a record setting number of college football players are passing up remaining eligibility to enter the NFL draft. In 2011, a record 56 filed, last year the number was 65.
Lets take a look at the last group of players to filed their paperwork.
QB Kyle Padron Eastern Washington- Best known for his work at SMU, Padron transferred to Eastern Washington when former Texas signal caller Garrett Gilbert transferred to Southern Methodist.
RB Cierre Wood Notre Dame- At 6 foot and 220 pounds, the former five star recruit could be a diamond in the rough after underachieving for the Fighting Irish.
WR Ace Sanders South Carolina- At 5 foot 8 and 175 pounds, Sanders projects as a slot receiver and kick returner at the next level. A week ago he announced his intentions to stay with the Gamecocks, but had a change of heart.
DT Brandon Moore Texas- The former JUCO star played only one season in Austin and his decision is a bit of a surprise. Moore started only five games this season, posting 18 tackles and a pair of sacks.
DE Stansly Mapogna TCU- Despite only starting eight games due to injury, Mapgonga was a first team All-Big 12 selection in 2012. His biggest season came the previous year, with nine sacks.
CB Tyrann Mathieu LSU- Mathieu has actually been preparing for the draft since getting dismissed by LSU this Fall. The 5 foot 9 corner has bulked up to 185 pounds and is undergoing regular drug testing to prove his is clean.
CB Nickell Robey USC- Robey has started every game during his three seasons with the Trojans. Robey was a second team all Pac-12 selection in 2012.