Record-tying 53 non-seniors eligible for this year's draft
NEW YORK (AP) -- All-American defensive backs Eric Berry of Tennessee and Joe Haden of Florida are among a record-tying 53 non-seniors eligible for this year's NFL draft.
The complete list was released by the league Tuesday.
The list also includes All-American defensive end Derrick Morgan of Georgia Tech, tight end Aaron Hernandez of Florida, linebacker Rolando McClain of Alabama and wide receiver Golden Tate of Notre Dame.
The 53 players match the previous high in 2008 but is a lower number than many projections. With the NFL and the players union in negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement and the potential for a rookie wage scale being implemented, more juniors were expected to declare for this year's draft.