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NFL releases underclassmen list for draft

January 21, 2018 by admin

Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State

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106 PLAYERS GRANTED SPECIAL ELIGIBILITY FOR 2018 NFL DRAFT
​FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

1/19/18​

106 PLAYERS GRANTED SPECIAL ELIGIBILITY FOR 2018 NFL DRAFT

13 additional players who have graduated also eligible for selection

The National Football League announced today the names of 106 players who have been granted special eligibility for the 2018 NFL Draft and 13 players who have fulfilled their degree requirements with college football eligibility remaining and are also eligible for selection in the April 26-28 draft at the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.​

The following 13 players have in timely fashion under NFL rules officially notified the league office that they have fulfilled their degree requirements.  Consequently, they are eligible for selection:

Player Pos. College

1

Jordan Akins TE Central Florida

2

Josh Allen QB Wyoming

3

Kyle Allen QB Houston

4

Will Clapp C Louisiana State

5

Terrell Edmunds DB Virginia Tech

6

Taylor Hearn G Clemson

7

Sam Hubbard DE Ohio State

8

Sam Jones G Arizona State

9

Quenton Nelson G Notre Dame

10

Brian O’Neill T Pittsburgh

11

Christian Sam LB Arizona State

12

Tre’Quan Smith WR Central Florida

13

Courtland Sutton WR Southern Methodist

Each of the 106 players listed below have met the league’s three-year eligibility rule and have renounced their college football eligibility by submitting written notification to the league office on or before the January 15 deadline.  Consequently, they are eligible for selection:

The players granted special eligibility for the 2018 NFL Draft:

Player Pos. College

1

Josh Adams RB Notre Dame

2

Olasunkanmi Adeniyi DE Toledo

3

Jaire Alexander DB Louisville

4

Mark Andrews TE Oklahoma

5

Dorance Armstrong DE Kansas

6

Jerome Baker LB Ohio State

7

Saquon Barkley RB Penn State

8

Jessie Bates DB Wake Forest

9

Orlando Brown T Oklahoma

10

Taven Bryan DT Florida

11

Deontay Burnett WR Southern California

12

Deon Cain WR Clemson

13

Antonio Callaway WR Florida

14

Geron Christian T Louisville

15

Simmie Cobbs WR Indiana

16

Keke Coutee WR Texas Tech

17

Vosean Crumbie DB Nevada

18

J.J. Dallas DB Louisiana-Monroe

19

James Daniels C Iowa

20

Sam Darnold QB Southern California

21

Carlton Davis DB Auburn

22

Michael Dickson P Texas

23

Tremaine Edmunds LB Virginia Tech

24

DeShon Elliott DB Texas

25

Minkah Fitzpatrick DB Alabama

26

Matt Fleming WR Benedictine

27

Nick Gates T Nebraska

28

Rashaan Gaulden DB Tennessee

29

Frank Ginda LB San Jose State

30

Rasheem Green DT Southern California

31

Derrius Guice RB Louisiana State

32

Ronnie Harrison DB Alabama

33

Quadree Henderson WR Pittsburgh

34

Holton Hill DB Texas

35

Nyheim Hines RB North Carolina State

36

Jeff Holland LB Auburn

37

Mike Hughes DB Central Florida

38

Hayden Hurst TE South Carolina

39

Joel Iyiegbuniwe LB Western Kentucky

40

Ryan Izzo TE Florida State

41

Donte Jackson DB Louisiana State

42

J.C. Jackson DB Maryland

43

Josh Jackson DB Iowa

44

Lamar Jackson QB Louisville

45

Derwin James DB Florida State

46

Richie James WR Middle Tennessee

47

Malik Jefferson LB Texas

48

Courtel Jenkins DT Miami

49

Kerryon Johnson RB Auburn

50

Ronald Jones RB Southern California

51

John Kelly RB Tennessee

52

Arden Key LB Louisiana State

53

Christian Kirk WR Texas A&M

54

Du’Vonta Lampkin DT Oklahoma

55

Jordan Lasley WR UCLA

56

Chase Litton QB Marshall

57

Tavares Martin WR Washington State

58

Hercules Mata’afa DE Washington State

59

Ray-Ray McCloud WR Clemson

60

Tarvarus McFadden DB Florida State

61

R.J. McIntosh DT Miami

62

Reginald McKenzie DT Tennessee

63

Quenton Meeks DB Stanford

64

Kolton Miller T UCLA

65

D.J. Moore

WR Maryland

66

Ryan Nall RB Oregon State

67

Nick Nelson DB Wisconsin

68

Kendrick Norton DT Miami

69

Isaiah Oliver DB Colorado

70

Dwayne Orso-Bacchus T Oklahoma

71

Da’Ron Payne NT Alabama

72

Kamryn Pettway RB Auburn

73

Eddy Pineiro K Florida

74

Trey Quinn WR Southern Methodist

75

D.J. Reed DB Kansas State

76

Justin Reid DB Stanford

77

Will Richardson T North Carolina State

78

Calvin Ridley WR Alabama

79

Austin Roberts TE UCLA

80

Korey Robertson WR Southern Mississippi

81

Josh Rosen QB UCLA

82

Bo Scarbrough RB Alabama

83

Dalton Schultz TE Stanford

84

Tim Settle DT Virginia Tech

85

Andre Smith LB North Carolina

86

Roquan Smith LB Georgia

87

Van Smith DB Clemson

88

Breeland Speaks DE Mississippi

89

Equanimeous St. Brown WR Notre Dame

90

Josh Sweat DE Florida State

91

Auden Tate WR Florida State

92

Maea Teuhema T Southeastern Louisiana

93

Trenton Thompson DT Georgia

94

Kevin Toliver DB Louisiana State

95

Travonte Valentine NT Louisiana State

96

Leighton Vander Esch LB Boise State

97

Vita Vea NT Washington

98

Mark Walton RB Miami

99

Denzel Ward DB Ohio State

100

Chris Warren RB Texas

101

Toby Weathersby T Louisiana State

102

Jordan Whitehead DB Pittsburgh

103

JoJo Wicker DT Arizona State

104

Jalen Wilkerson DE Florida State

105

Connor Williams T Texas

106

Eddy Wilson DT Purdue

The following players inquired about their draft status and are eligible for selection without the need for special eligibility:

Player Pos. College

1

Juante Baldwin DB Pittsburg State

2

Tanner Lee QB Nebraska

3

Harrison Phillips DT Stanford

4

Byron Pringle WR Kansas State

The number of players granted special eligibility for the NFL Draft the past 10 years:

Year Players Granted Special Eligibility   Year Players Granted Special Eligibility
2018

106

2013

73

2017

95

2012

65

2016

96

2011

56

2015

74

2010

53

2014

98

2009

46

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