Players Granted Special Eligibility for NFL Draft

The National Football League announced the names of 53 players who have been granted special eligibility for the 2010 NFL Draft on April 22-24.

The NFL Draft will start in primetime for the first time in 2010. The first round will be held on Thursday, April 22 at 7:30 PM ET. The second and third rounds are set for Friday, April 23 at 6:30 PM ET. Rounds 4-7 will be held on Saturday, April 24 at 10:00 AM ET. The entire NFL Draft will be televised by NFL Network and ESPN.

Each of the 53 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.

The 53 players this year match the total number that was granted special eligibility in 2008. Last year, special eligibility was granted to 46 players.

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

**Year**
**Players Granted Special Eligibility**
****
**Year**
**Players Granted Special Eligibility**
2010
53

2005
51
2009
46

2004
43
2008
53

2003
47
2007
40

2002
38
2006
52

2001
35

The players declared eligible are:
 

Player
Pos.
College
Basped, Kevin
DE
Nevada
Benn, Arrelious
WR
Illinois
Berry, Eric
DB
Tennessee
Best, Jahvid
RB
California
Bowman, Navorro
LB
Penn State
Bradford, Sam
QB
Oklahoma
Briscoe, Dezmon
WR
Kansas
Brown, Antonio
WR
Central Michigan
Bryant, Dez
WR
Oklahoma State
Bulaga, Bryan
T
Iowa
Burnett, Morgan
DB
Georgia Tech
Campbell, Bruce
T
Maryland
Clausen, Jimmy
QB
Notre Dame
Curran, Rennie
LB
Georgia
Davis, Anthony
T
Rutgers
Dunlap, Carlos
DE
Florida
Dwyer, Jonathan
RB
Georgia Tech
Franks, Dominique
DB
Oklahoma
Geathers, Clifton
DE
South Carolina
Gibson, Thaddeus
DE
Ohio State
Gresham, Jermaine
TE
Oklahoma
Griffen, Everson
DE
Southern California
Gronkowski, Rob
TE
Arizona
Haden, Joe
DB
Florida
Hernandez, Aaron
TE
Florida
Jackson, Kareem
DB
Alabama
Jones, Chad
DB
Louisiana State
Jones, Reshad
DB
Georgia
Joseph, Linval
DT
East Carolina
Marshall, Darius
RB
Marshall
Mathews, Ryan
RB
Fresno State
McClain, Rolando
LB
Alabama
McCoy, Gerald
DT
Oklahoma
McKnight, Joe
RB
Southern California
McNeal, Shawnbrey
RB
Southern Methodist
Mitchell, Carlton
WR
South Florida
Moore, Joshua
DB
Kansas State
Morgan, Derrick
DE
Georgia Tech
Norton, Jerell
DB
Arkansas

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