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Record 73 Early Entries For NFL Draft

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A detailed view of an NFL shield logo painted on the field before the game between the Indianapolis Colts and the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on December 2, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Mark Cunningham/Detroit Lions/Getty Images)

A detailed view of an NFL shield logo painted on the field before the game between the Indianapolis Colts and the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on December 2, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Mark Cunningham/Detroit Lions/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSMiami/AP) — A record 73 underclassmen, including six first-team All-Americans, have been approved for the NFL draft on Saturday.

That overall number of early entries is eight more than last year.

The six All-Americans are 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.

Also approved were former LSU cornerback-kick returner Tyrann Mathieu, a 2011 All-American who was kicked off the Tigers before last season.

The NFL draft will be held April 25-27 in New York.

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