103 PLAYERS GRANTED SPECIAL ELIGIBILITY FOR 2019 NFL DRAFT

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103 PLAYERS GRANTED SPECIAL ELIGIBILITY FOR 2019 NFL DRAFT

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​​​​103 PLAYERS GRANTED SPECIAL ELIGIBILITY FOR 2019 NFL DRAFT

32 additional players who have graduated also eligible for selection

The National Football League announced today the names of 103 players who have been granted special eligibility for the 2019 NFL Draft and 32 players who have fulfilled their degree requirements with college football eligibility remaining and are also eligible for selection in the April 25-27 draft in Nashville, Tennessee.

The following 32 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

Rodney Anderson

RB

Oklahoma

2

Alex Barnes

RB

Kansas State

3

Ryan Bates

T

Penn State

4

Venzell Boulware

G

Miami

5

Hakeem Butler

WR

Iowa State

6

Xavier Crawford

DB

Central Michigan

7

Jamel Dean

DB

Auburn

8

Clelin Ferrell

DE

Clemson

9

Cody Ford

T

Oklahoma

10

Youhanna Ghaifan

DT

Wyoming

11

Joe Giles-Harris

LB

Duke

12

Penny Hart

WR

Georgia State

13

Tyree Jackson

QB

Buffalo

14

Daniel Jones

QB

Duke

15

Dre'Mont Jones

DT

Ohio State

16

Dawson Knox

TE

Mississippi

17

David Long

LB

West Virginia

18

Erik McCoy

C

Texas A&M

19

Jakobi Meyers

WR

North Carolina State

20

Anthony Nelson

DE

Iowa

21

Tony Pollard

RB

Memphis

22

Anthony Ratliff-Williams

WR

North Carolina

23

Dax Raymond

TE

Utah State

24

Quart'e Sapp

LB

Tennessee

25

Cortrelle Simpson

WR

Richmond

26

Sutton Smith

DE

Northern Illinois

27

Jarrett Stidham

QB

Auburn

28

William Sweet

T

North Carolina

29

Josiah Tauaefa

LB

Texas-San Antonio

30

Deionte Thompson

DB

Alabama

31

Jonah Williams

T

Alabama

32

Caleb Wilson

TE

UCLA

 Each of the 103 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 14 deadline.  Consequently, they are eligible for selection:

The players granted special eligibility for the 2019 NFL Draft:

 

Player

Pos

College

1

Ed Alexander

NT

Louisiana State

2

Jeff Allison

LB

Fresno State

3

JJ Arcega-Whiteside

WR

Stanford

4

Mike Bell

DB

Fresno State

5

Amani Bledsoe

DE

Oklahoma

6

Nick Bosa

DE

Ohio State

7

Miles Boykin

WR

Notre Dame

8

A.J. Brown

WR

Mississippi

9

Marquise Brown

WR

Oklahoma

10

Sean Bunting

DB

Central Michigan

11

Brian Burns

DE

Florida State

12

Devin Bush

LB

Michigan

13

Hamp Cheevers

DB

Boston College

14

Damarea Crockett

RB

Missouri

15

Maxx Crosby

DE

Eastern Michigan

16

Tyrel Dodson

LB

Texas A&M

17

Greg Dortch

WR

Wake Forest

18

Clifton Duck

DB

Appalachian State

19

Jovon Durante

WR

Florida Atlantic

20

David Edwards

T

Wisconsin

21

Bobby Evans

T

Oklahoma

22

Datryan Evans

TE

Friends

23

Noah Fant

TE

Iowa

24

Jazz Ferguson

WR

Northwestern State, La.

25

Malik Gant

DB

Marshall

26

Chauncey Gardner-Johnson

DB

Florida

27

Rashan Gary

DE

Michigan

28

Zach Gentry

TE

Michigan

29

Kevin Givens

DT

Penn State

30

Jalen Guyton

WR

North Texas

31

Mecole Hardman

WR

Georgia

32

Kelvin Harmon

WR

North Carolina State

33

N'Keal Harry

WR

Arizona State

34

Dwayne Haskins

QB

Ohio State

35

Darrell Henderson

RB

Memphis

36

Nate Herbig

G

Stanford

37

Justice Hill

RB

Oklahoma State

38

Trysten Hill

DT

Central Florida

39

T.J. Hockenson

TE

Iowa

40

Joshuwa Holloman

RB

Eastern Michigan

41

Elijah Holyfield

RB

Georgia

42

Travis Homer

RB

Miami

43

Amani Hooker

DB

Iowa

44

Lil'Jordan Humphrey

WR

Texas

45

Joe Jackson

DE

Miami

46

Josh Jacobs

RB

Alabama

47

Andre James

T

UCLA

48

Darryl Johnson

DE

North Carolina A&T

49

Diontae Johnson

WR

Toledo

50

Tyron Johnson

WR

Oklahoma State

51

Michael Jordan

G

Ohio State

52

Vosean Joseph

LB

Florida

53

Tre Lamar

LB

Clemson

54

Dexter Lawrence

DT

Clemson

55

Justin Layne

DB

Michigan State

56

Greg Little

T

Mississippi

57

David Long

DB

Michigan

58

Julian Love

DB

Notre Dame

59

Alize Mack

TE

Notre Dame

60

Alexander Mattison

RB

Boise State

61

Connor McGovern

G

Penn State

62

D.K. Metcalf

WR

Mississippi

63

Shareef Miller

DE

Penn State

64

Dillon Mitchell

WR

Oregon

65

David Montgomery

RB

Iowa State

66

Trayvon Mullen

DB

Clemson

67

Byron Murphy

DB

Washington

68

Kyler Murray

QB

Oklahoma

69

Isaac Nauta

TE

Georgia

70

Chidi Okeke

T

Tennessee State

71

Ed Oliver

DT

Houston

72

Jachai Polite

DE

Florida

73

Ryan Pulley

DB

Arkansas

74

Taylor Rapp

DB

Washington

75

Riley Ridley

WR

Georgia

76

Tyler Roemer

T

San Diego State

77

Miles Sanders

RB

Penn State

78

Jordan Scarlett

RB

Florida

79

Kendall Sheffield

DB

Ohio State

80

Jeffery Simmons

DT

Mississippi State

81

Devin Singletary

RB

Florida Atlantic

82

Darius Slayton

WR

Auburn

83

Irv Smith

TE

Alabama

84

Kaden Smith

TE

Stanford

85

Saivion Smith

DB

Alabama

86

Benny Snell

RB

Kentucky

87

Dredrick Snelson

WR

Central Florida

88

Jace Sternberger

TE

Texas A&M

89

Jawaan Taylor

T

Florida

90

Darwin Thompson

RB

Utah State

91

John Ursua

WR

Hawaii

92

Kahale Warring

TE

San Diego State

93

Mike Weber

RB

Ohio State

94

Antoine Wesley

WR

Texas Tech

95

Devin White

LB

Louisiana State

96

Kerrith Whyte

RB

Florida Atlantic

97

Greedy Williams

DB

Louisiana State

98

James Williams

RB

Washington State

99

Joejuan Williams

DB

Vanderbilt

100

Preston Williams

WR

Colorado State

101

Quinnen Williams

NT

Alabama

102

Trayveon Williams

RB

Texas A&M

103

Mack Wilson

LB

Alabama

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

 

Player

Pos

College

1

Sean Adesanya

DE

Central Michigan

2

Blessuan Austin

DB

Rutgers

3

Jordan Brailford

DE

Oklahoma State

4

Keenen Brown

TE

Texas State

5

Byron Cowart

DE

Maryland

6

D’Andre Ferby

RB

Western Kentucky

7

P.J. Johnson

DT

Arizona

8

Daniel LaCamera

K

Texas A&M

9

L.J. Scott

RB

Michigan 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

2019

103

 

2014

98

2018

106

 

2013

73

2017

95

 

2012

65

2016

96

 

2011

56

2015

74

 

2010

53


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