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2012 NFL Draft: Chandler Jones, Thomas Phillip, Dorian Graham Granted Eligibility

Three members of the Syracuse University football team are part of a record-setting group of 65 players who have been granted special eligibility into the 2012 NFL Draft.

The three are defensive end Chandler Jones, defensive back Thomas Phillip and wide receiver Dorian Graham. Each of the 65 players has met the league’s three-year eligibility rule and each has submitted a written application in which he renounced his remaining college football eligibility. The deadline for receiving applications was January 15.

Jones is the most highly-regarded of any Syracuse player eligible for the upcoming draft. He is considered a third or fourth-round pick at this point, and was listed in the recent top 100 prospects released by Draft Countdown.

Follow this StoryStream to see all of the twists and turns for the various Syracuse prospects as the draft approaches. Our 2012 NFL Draft Hub Page will keep tabs on mock drafts, features and all the other news you need to know about the New York Giants, New York Jets and the prospects from SU and Rutgers.