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Players granted NFL Draft eligibility

Posted Jan 22, 2018

A full list of who was granted special eligibility for the 2018 NFL Draft.

The 2018 NFL Draft is still a few months away, held April 26-28 in Arlington, Texas.

The pool of players to select from has recently grown, as the NFL granted 106 players special eligibility for the draft, as well as 13 players who have fulfilled their degree requirements even though they still have eligibility remaining. That list of 13 includes a local player, University of Pittsburgh tackle Brian O’Neill.

The list of 13 is below.

 

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



Other players who have been granted eligibility include the following. They all met the league’s three-year eligibility rule and submitted written notification to the league office by the deadline.  

The full list is below.

 

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