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NFL-record 106 underclassmen have declared for 2018 NFL Draft

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That number doesn’t even include the 13 extra players who have declared for the draft after graduating while still having college eligibility.

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This year’s 2018 NFL Draft has already set a record, several weeks before it will begin. The NFL announced on Friday that it has approved a whopping 106 underclassmen who requested “special eligibility” for this year’s draft, making 2018 the first year that the number is in triple digits.

The previous high was in 2014, when 98 underclassmen declared for the draft.

This does not include another 13 players who had eligibility remaining but had completed their college degrees, thus making them eligible for the draft as well. While the Green Bay Packers will certainly have keen interest in the full group of underclassmen, that latter group includes a couple of players who may intrigue the Packers in particular — Ohio State defensive end Sam Hubbard and SMU wideout Courtland Sutton being among them.

Players may declare for the draft if they have eligibility remaining, provided they have spent no fewer than three years out of high school; that can include a redshirt year, meaning that a true junior or redshirt sophomore can declare if he so chooses.

Only five players in this year’s group are redshirt sophomores. Those players are noted in the second table below with an asterisk.

2018 NFL Draft Graduates

Player Position College
Player Position College
Jordan Akins TE Central Florida
Josh Allen QB Wyoming
Kyle Allen QB Houston
Will Clapp C Louisiana State
Terrell Edmunds DB Virginia Tech
Taylor Hearn G Clemson
Sam Hubbard DE Ohio State
Sam Jones G Arizona State
Quenton Nelson G Notre Dame
Brian O'Neill T Pittsburgh
Christian Sam LB Arizona State
Tre'Quan Smith WR Central Florida
Courtland Sutton WR Southern Methodist

2018 NFL Draft Underclassmen

Player Position College
Player Position College
Josh Adams RB Notre Dame
Olasunkanmi Adeniyi DE Toledo
Jaire Alexander DB Louisville
Mark Andrews TE Oklahoma
Dorance Armstrong DE Kansas
Jerome Baker LB Ohio State
Saquon Barkley RB Penn State
Jessie Bates DB Wake Forest
Orlando Brown T Oklahoma
Taven Bryan DT Florida
Deontay Burnett WR Southern California
Deon Cain WR Clemson
Antonio Callaway WR Florida
Geron Christian T Louisville
Simmie Cobbs WR Indiana
Keke Coutee WR Texas Tech
Vosean Crumbie DB Nevada
J.J. Dallas DB Louisiana-Monroe
James Daniels C Iowa
Sam Darnold QB Southern California
Carlton Davis DB Auburn
Michael Dickson P Texas
Tremaine Edmunds LB Virginia Tech
DeShon Elliott DB Texas
Minkah Fitzpatrick DB Alabama
Matt Fleming WR Benedictine
Nick Gates T Nebraska
Rashaan Gaulden DB Tennessee
Frank Ginda LB San Jose State
Rasheem Green DT Southern California
Derrius Guice RB Louisiana State
Ronnie Harrison DB Alabama
Quadree Henderson WR Pittsburgh
Holton Hill DB Texas
Nyheim Hines RB North Carolina State
Jeff Holland LB Auburn
Mike Hughes DB Central Florida
Hayden Hurst TE South Carolina
Joel Iyiegbuniwe LB Western Kentucky
Ryan Izzo TE Florida State
Donte Jackson DB Louisiana State
J.C. Jackson DB Maryland
Josh Jackson DB Iowa
Lamar Jackson QB Louisville
Derwin James DB Florida State
Richie James WR Middle Tennessee
Malik Jefferson LB Texas
Courtel Jenkins DT Miami
Kerryon Johnson RB Auburn
Ronald Jones RB Southern California
John Kelly RB Tennessee
Arden Key LB Louisiana State
Christian Kirk WR Texas A&M
Du’Vonta Lampkin DT Oklahoma
Jordan Lasley WR UCLA
Chase Litton QB Marshall
Tavares Martin WR Washington State
Hercules Mata’afa DE Washington State
Ray-Ray McCloud WR Clemson
Tarvarus McFadden DB Florida State
R.J. McIntosh DT Miami
Reginald McKenzie DT Tennessee
Quenton Meeks DB Stanford
Kolton Miller T UCLA
D.J. Moore WR Maryland
Ryan Nall RB Oregon State
Nick Nelson DB Wisconsin
Kendrick Norton DT Miami
Isaiah Oliver DB Colorado
Dwayne Orso-Bacchus T Oklahoma
Da’Ron Payne NT Alabama
Kamryn Pettway RB Auburn
Eddy Pineiro K Florida
Trey Quinn WR Southern Methodist
D.J. Reed DB Kansas State
Justin Reid DB Stanford
Will Richardson T North Carolina State
Calvin Ridley WR Alabama
Austin Roberts TE UCLA
Korey Robertson WR Southern Mississippi
Josh Rosen QB UCLA
Bo Scarbrough RB Alabama
Dalton Schultz TE Stanford
Tim Settle DT Virginia Tech
Andre Smith LB North Carolina
Roquan Smith LB Georgia
Van Smith DB Clemson
Breeland Speaks DE Mississippi
Equanimeous St. Brown WR Notre Dame
Josh Sweat DE Florida State
Auden Tate WR Florida State
Maea Teuhema T Southeastern Louisiana
Trenton Thompson DT Georgia
Kevin Toliver DB Louisiana State
Travonte Valentine NT Louisiana State
Leighton Vander Esch LB Boise State
Vita Vea NT Washington
Mark Walton RB Miami
Denzel Ward DB Ohio State
Chris Warren RB Texas
Toby Weathersby T Louisiana State
Jordan Whitehead DB Pittsburgh
JoJo Wicker DT Arizona State
Jalen Wilkerson DE Florida State
Connor Williams T Texas
Eddy Wilson DT Purdue