The deadline for underclassmen to declare for the NFL draft passed on Monday, and several highly-touted prospects pulled stunners when they announced they would return to school.
Chief among them: Clemson defensive linemen Christian Wilkins and Clelin Ferrell, Ohio State wide receiver Parris Campbell and Stanford running back Bryce Love.
As a result, there were a few adjustments to be made as the NFL prepares for the AFC and NFC Championship Games.
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The college football season is now over, and for a lot of top players the focus turns to the NFL.
There is a long way to go before the start of the 2018 draft, with All-Star games, the scouting combine, pro days and many more events capable of raising or lowering a player's stock. Still, the film provided in their collegiate career will likely carry the most weight, and that case is now closed.
The question now is which NFL teams will find the right fit for their rosters in the first round.
While more and more of the top stars are bowing out in order to prepare for the next steps in their careers, the college football bowl season is often a last chance for players to impress scouts and talent evaluators on the field before the NFL draft.
Bradley Chubb, Josh Rosen and Denzel Ward were among the notable players absent in their teams' final games of the season. While a concussion ruled Rosen out, Ward and Chubb voluntarily benched themselves to avoid a possible injury.