Northern Colorado LB among early entries to draft

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New York, NY ( - Former Northern Colorado linebacker Max Flores was among the 74 underclassmen whom the NFL said Monday had been granted special eligibility for the 2015 NFL Draft.

Flores was a Big Sky Conference honorable mention selection as a junior in 2013 but did not play this past season. He played his first two seasons in college at Yuba Community College in California.

All early entries met the NFL's three-year eligibility rule and submitted a written application to the league by last Thursday, renouncing remaining college football eligibility.

Ten other players who have graduated with college football eligibility remaining also were granted early entry into the draft.