99 PLAYERS GRANTED SPECIAL ELIGIBILITY FOR 2020 NFL DRAFT

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99 PLAYERS GRANTED SPECIAL ELIGIBILITY FOR 2020 NFL DRAFT

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​​99 PLAYERS GRANTED SPECIAL ELIGIBILITY FOR 2020 NFL DRAFT

16 additional players who have graduated also eligible for selection

The National Football League announced today the names of 99 players who have been granted special eligibility for the 2020 NFL Draft and 16 players who have fulfilled their degree requirements with college football eligibility remaining and are also eligible for selection in the April 23-25 draft in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The following 16 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:

 

Name

Pos

College

1

Benjamin, Eno

RB

Arizona State

2

Betiku, Oluwole

DE

Illinois

3

Cushenberry, Lloyd

C

Louisiana State

4

Davis, Quartney

WR

Texas A&M

5

Gilman, Alohi

DB

Notre Dame

6

Hennessy, Matt

C

Temple

7

Holmes, Darnay

DB

UCLA

8

Ismael, Keith

C

San Diego State

9

Johnson, Jaylon

DB

Utah

10

Jones, Tony

RB

Notre Dame

11

Lewis, Terrell

LB

Alabama

12

Love, Jordan

QB

Utah State

13

Lumor, Elorm

DE

Rutgers

14

Miller, Houston

DE

Texas Tech

15

Murray, Kenneth

LB

Oklahoma

16

Simmons, Isaiah

LB

Clemson


Ea
ch of the 99 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 17 deadline.  Consequently, they are eligible for selection:

The players granted special eligibility for the 2020 NFL Draft:

 

Name

Pos

College

1

Ahmed, Salvon

RB

Washington

2

Akers, Cam

RB

Florida State

3

Arnold, Grayland

DB

Baylor

4

Asiasi, Devin

TE

UCLA

5

Bandy, Trajan

DB

Miami (Fla.)

6

Becton, Mekhi

T

Louisville

7

Biadasz, Tyler

C

Wisconsin

8

Blacklock, Ross

DT

Texas Christian

9

Bowden, Lynn

WR

Kentucky

10

Brown, Marcus

DE

Missouri Western

11

Bryant, Hunter

TE

Washington

12

Cephus, Quintez

WR

Wisconsin

13

Chaisson, K'Lavon

LB

Louisiana State

14

Charles, Saahdiq

T

Louisiana State

15

Cleveland, Ezra

T

Boise State

16

Coe, Nick

DE

Auburn

17

Colon-Castillo, Trystan

C

Missouri

18

Coulter, Isaiah

WR

Rhode Island

19

Curl, Kamren

DB

Arkansas

20

Dallas, DeeJay

RB

Miami (Fla.)

21

Dantzler, Cameron

DB

Mississippi State

22

Davis, Gabriel

WR

Central Florida

23

Davis, Kyle

WR

Florida Atlantic

24

Delpit, Grant

DB

Louisiana State

25

Dillon, AJ

RB

Boston College

26

Dobbins, J.K.

RB

Ohio State

27

Eason, Jacob

QB

Washington

28

Edwards-Helaire, Clyde

RB

Louisiana State

29

Elliott, Jordan

DT

Missouri

30

Epenesa, A.J.

DE

Iowa

31

Evans, Darrynton

RB

Appalachian State

32

Fromm, Jake

QB

Georgia

33

Garvin, Jonathan

DE

Miami (Fla.)

34

Gay, Willie

LB

Mississippi State

35

Gross-Matos, Yetur

DE

Penn State

36

Guerriero, Pete

RB

Monmouth, N.J.

37

Guidry, Javelin

DB

Utah

38

Hamler, K.J.

WR

Penn State

39

Hand, Harrison

DB

Temple

40

Henderson, C.J.

DB

Florida

41

Higgins, Tee

WR

Clemson

42

Hodgins, Isaiah

WR

Oregon State

43

Igbinoghene, Noah

DB

Auburn

44

Jackson, Austin

T

Southern California

45

Jackson, Trishton

WR

Syracuse

46

Jefferson, Justin

WR

Louisiana State

47

Jeudy, Jerry

WR

Alabama

48

Keene, Dalton

TE

Virginia Tech

49

Kindley, Solomon

G

Georgia

50

Kmet, Cole

TE

Notre Dame

51

Lamb, CeeDee

WR

Oklahoma

52

Leake, Javon

RB

Maryland

53

Lynch, James

DT

Baylor

54

Madubuike, Justin

DT

Texas A&M

55

McDonald, Cole

QB

Hawaii

56

McFarland, Anthony

RB

Maryland

57

McKinney, Xavier

DB

Alabama

58

Moss, Thaddeus

TE

Louisiana State

59

Muti, Netane

T

Fresno State

60

Newman, Tomas

DB

Virginia-Lynchburg

61

Okudah, Jeff

DB

Ohio State

62

Okwuegbunam, Albert

TE

Missouri

63

Parkinson, Colby

TE

Stanford

64

Peoples-Jones, Donovan

WR

Michigan

65

Phillips, Jacob

LB

Louisiana State

66

Pierre, James

DB

Florida Atlantic

67

Queen, Patrick

LB

Louisiana State

68

Reagor, Jalen

WR

Texas Christian

69

Renfro, Debione

DB

Texas A&M

70

Robertson, Amik

DB

Louisiana Tech

71

Robinson, Kenny

DB

West Virginia

72

Rogers, Kendrick

WR

Texas A&M

73

Ruggs, Henry

WR

Alabama

74

Ruiz, Cesar

C

Michigan

75

Salomon, Darnell

WR

South Florida

76

Samuels, Stanford

DB

Florida State

77

Scott, Josiah

DB

Michigan State

78

Shenault, Laviska

WR

Colorado

79

Siposs, Arryn

P

Auburn

80

Stone, Geno

DB

Iowa

81

Swift, D'Andre

RB

Georgia

82

Tagovailoa, Tua

QB

Alabama

83

Taylor, Jonathan

RB

Wisconsin

84

Taylor, Tabyus

RB

Virginia Union

85

Terrell, A.J.

DB

Clemson

86

Thomas, Andrew

T

Georgia

87

Thomas, Jeff

WR

Miami (Fla.)

88

Turk, Michael

P

Arizona State

89

Warren, Michael

RB

Cincinnati

90

Watkins, Quez

WR

Southern Mississippi

91

Weaver, Curtis

DE

Boise State

92

White, Cody

WR

Michigan State

93

Wills, Jedrick

T

Alabama

94

Wilson, Isaiah

T

Georgia

95

Winfield, Antoine

DB

Minnesota

96

Wirfs, Tristan

T

Iowa

97

Woodward, David

LB

Utah State

98

Young, Chase

DE

Ohio State

99

Young, Toren

RB

Iowa


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

 

Name

Pos

School

1

McClease, Deshawn

RB

Virginia Tech

2

Strickland, Carlos

WR

Texas-San Antonio

3

Taylor, J.J.

RB

Arizona

4

Williams, Ty'Son

RB

Brigham Young

5

Uche, Josh

LB

Michigan



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

2020

99

 

2015

74

2019

103

 

2014

98

2018

106

 

2013

73

2017

95

 

2012

65

2016

96

 

2011

5​6

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