Record 73 early entries for NFL draft

Updated: January 19, 2013, 12:05 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- A record 73 underclassmen, including six first-team All-Americans, were approved for the NFL draft on Saturday.

That number was eight more than last year.

The six All-Americans were safety Matt Elam of Florida, tight end Zach Ertz of Stanford, tackle Luke Joeckel of Texas A&M, defensive end Bjoern Werner of Florida State, linebacker Jarvis Jones of Georgia and cornerback Dee Milliner of national champion Alabama.

Only Elam is not projected as a high first-round pick, ...

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