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106 players granted special eligibility for 2018 NFL Draft

Posted Jan 19, 2018

Thirteen additional players who have graduated are 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

Press release courtesy of NFL Communications.