Many of the Seahawks' brash young stars got big raises in the offseason. But they still look hungry for more rings and postseason glory. But the stout NFC West and topsy-turvy NFL will be tough to overcome.
Now that the deadline for underclassmen entering the NFL Draft has passed, it's time to check in on the programs hit the hardest by early departure and, yes, it's the SEC that took the brunt of early exits.
The NFL officially recognized a record 73 underclassmen as having been granted special eligibility into the 2013 draft. The list includes Texas A&M offensive tackle Luke Joeckel, NFLDraftScout.com's top-rated prospect, and a few surprises.