Bush, Young among 48 underclassmen draft eligible

Updated: January 19, 2006, 12:55 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Reggie Bush and Vince Young were among 48 underclassmen approved Thursday by the NFL to enter the draft.

Draft Early Entries
2006 48
2005 49
2004 27
2003 46
2002 36
2001 39
2000 26

Southern California's Bush, the AP Player of the Year and Heisman Trophy winner, and Young, who led Texas to the national championship, are expected to go early in the first round on April 29.

Four of Bush's teammates -- running back LenDale White, defensive back Darnell Bing, tackle Winston Justice and guard Fred Matua -- also left school early for the NFL.

Other notables who declared for the draft were North Carolina State DE Mario Williams; running backs Maurice Drew of UCLA, Brian Calhoun of Wisconsin and Laurence Maroney of Minnesota; wide receivers Santonio Holmes of Ohio State and Devin Hester of Miami; and defensive backs Ashton Youboty of Ohio State and Ko Simpson of South Carolina.

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