Last Updated:01/21/10 - Key underclassmen leaving (Projected rounds 1-3): (37)…Key underclassmen staying: (28) - [3 year window - average number of underclassmen declaring early (46), average total number of those 46 underclassmen drafted (35 or 76%, approx. 1 round of seniors pushed down out of the draft)…total average underclassmen drafted in the first two rounds (22)…35% of the top 64 seniors will be pushed into days 2 & 3 (rounds 3-4 or lower by underclassmen] Yearly breakdown…2009: (46) total underclassmen, (37) total drafted/(23) selected in rounds 1-2…2008: (53) underclassmen, (39) total drafted/(22) selected in rounds 1-2…2007: (40) underclassmen, (29) total drafted/(22) selected in rounds 1-2…2006: (52) underclassmen, (34) total drafted/(21) selected in rounds 1-2.
Note:Underclassmen will be listed upon official league and/or school notification, press, PR or official announcements are made. The NFL office will release an official list in mid January. NFLDraftScout.com uses the best verifiable 40-yard time for each player. There is no single, official 40-yard time for any player, even those who run at the Indianapolis Combine. Those players who participate in the 40 yards at the Combine actually run twice and on each run they are timed by two hand-held stopwatches and one electronic timer (that is actually initiated by hand on the player's first movement). Combine data includes all six of those times for each player, but no single official time. Team scouts and coaches have various approaches for getting the 40 time they use from those six timings. Some use averages. Some throw out slowest and fastest and then average the rest. In deference to each player, NFLDraftScout.com attempts to use the best verifiable time that seems appropriate for each player. That is the 40 time we post.
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