Record 65 undeclassmen in 2012 NFL Draft

The NFL released the list of underclassmen and as expected, a record number are in the draft. There are 65 in the draft this year, which tops last year's record of 56. This is the fourth year in a row the number of underclassmen in the draft has increased.

The list features a few new names that weren't previously publicized. That includes Minnesota tight end Tiree Eure, Purdue guard Ken Plue and Oklahoma State defensive back Johnny Thomas. The most intriguing new name is McNeese State safety Janzen Jackson. Before transferring from Tennessee, Jackson was expected to be the next Eric Berry. But he had some off-field issues and was eventually dismissed from the team in August. For McNeese this season, Jackson had 31 tackles, two interceptions, two tackles for loss and five pass breakups.

There are also two names mysteriously missing in Utah State running back Robert Turbin and Troy defensive end Jonathan Massaquoi. We're trying to dig around and see what happened with these two.

Alvester Alexander, RB, Wyoming

Dwayne Allen, TE, Clemson

Edwin Baker, RB, Michigan State

Mike Ball, RB, Nevada

Jamison Berryhill, RB, Texas

Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State

Michael Brockers, DT, Louisiana State

Bryce Brown, RB, Kansas State

Vontaze Burfict, LB, Arizona State

Orson Charles, TE, Georgia

Morris Claiborne, DB, Louisiana State

Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi State

David DeCastro, G, Stanford

Tiree Eure, TE, Minnesota

Marcus Forston, DT, Miami

Stephon Gilmore, DB, South Carolina

Chris Givens, WR, Wake Forest

Dorian Graham, WR, Syracuse

Robert Griffin III, QB, Baylor

Jewel Hampton, RB, Southern Illinois

Cliff Harris, DB, Oregon

Dont’a Hightower, LB, Alabama

Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia Tech

Ronnie Hillman, RB, San Diego State

Max Holloway, DE, Boston College

Jayron Hosley, DB, Virginia Tech

Janzen Jackson, DB, McNeese State

LaMichael James, RB, Oregon

Alshon Jeffery, WR, South Carolina

Aldarius Johnson, WR, Miami

Damaris Johnson, WR, Tulsa

Chandler Jones, DE, Syracuse

Matt Kalil, T, Southern California

Dre Kirkpatrick, DB, Alabama

Peter Konz, C, Wisconsin

Luke Kuechly, LB, Boston College

Ronnell Lewis, DE, Oklahoma

Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford

Terrell Manning, LB, North Carolina State

Jonathan Martin, T, Stanford

Bobby Massie, T, Mississippi

Whitney Mercilus, DE, Illinois

Lamar Miller, RB, Miami

Brock Osweiler, QB, Arizona State

Eric Page, WR, Toledo

Donte Paige-Moss, DE, North Carolina

Nick Perry, DE, Southern California

Bernard Pierce, RB, Temple

Ken Plue, G, Purdue

Dontari Poe, DT, Memphis

Rueben Randle, WR, Louisiana State

Riley Reiff, T, Iowa

Trent Richardson, RB, Alabama

Josh Robinson, DB, Central Florida

Mohamed Sanu, WR, Rutgers

Darrell Scott, RB, South Florida

Tommy Streeter, WR, Miami

Darron Thomas, QB, Oregon

Johnny Thomas, DB, Oklahoma State

Phillip Thomas, DB, Syracuse

Barrett Trotter, QB, Auburn

Olivier Vernon, DE, Miami

Brandon Washington, T, Miami

David Wilson, RB, Virginia Tech

Jerel Worthy, DT, Michigan State

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