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2020 NFL Draft: Full list of 115 players approved as early entrants

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The group includes 99 underclassmen and 16 players who have graduated but are still leaving college football early.

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Each year, a large group of players leave college football early for the NFL Draft, forfeiting a year or two of remaining college eligibility to turn professional. This year, the total number of players leaving early for the draft is at 115, with 99 of them being granted “special eligibility.”

Typically, a player becomes eligible for the NFL Draft if he has either graduated college or if his college football eligibility has expired. However, the league also grants special draft eligibility to players who formally apply for the Draft if they are at least three years removed from their high school graduation. The latter players are typically referred to as underclassmen, a group that has seen numbers in the 90s or above for each of the past five seasons.

This year, 99 players requested and received special eligibility for the 2020 NFL Draft, a number that is down a bit from last year’s 103 and the record of 106 in 2018. In addition, 16 players have declared for the draft after graduating but while still having college football eligibility remaining, bringing the total number of early entrants in this year’s draft up to 115.

Fans of the Wisconsin Badgers will note that this year’s draft class has three underclassmen Badgers: running back Jonathan Taylor, offensive lineman Tyler Biadasz, and wide receiver Quintez Cephus. The college program with the largest number of early entrants is LSU, however, as they have eight underclassmen and one graduated player declaring early in 2020.

The full list of early entrants who have been ruled eligible for the 2020 NFL Draft despite having college eligibility remaining is below:

2020 Draft Early Entrants

Name Position College Status
Name Position College Status
Ahmed, Salvon RB Washington Special Eligibility
Akers, Cam RB Florida State Special Eligibility
Arnold, Grayland DB Baylor Special Eligibility
Asiasi, Devin TE UCLA Special Eligibility
Bandy, Trajan DB Miami (Fla.) Special Eligibility
Becton, Mekhi T Louisville Special Eligibility
Biadasz, Tyler C Wisconsin Special Eligibility
Blacklock, Ross DT Texas Christian Special Eligibility
Bowden, Lynn WR Kentucky Special Eligibility
Brown, Marcus DE Missouri Western Special Eligibility
Bryant, Hunter TE Washington Special Eligibility
Cephus, Quintez WR Wisconsin Special Eligibility
Chaisson, K'Lavon LB Louisiana State Special Eligibility
Charles, Saahdiq T Louisiana State Special Eligibility
Cleveland, Ezra T Boise State Special Eligibility
Coe, Nick DE Auburn Special Eligibility
Colon-Castillo, Trystan C Missouri Special Eligibility
Coulter, Isaiah WR Rhode Island Special Eligibility
Curl, Kamren DB Arkansas Special Eligibility
Dallas, DeeJay RB Miami (Fla.) Special Eligibility
Dantzler, Cameron DB Mississippi State Special Eligibility
Davis, Gabriel WR Central Florida Special Eligibility
Davis, Kyle WR Florida Atlantic Special Eligibility
Delpit, Grant DB Louisiana State Special Eligibility
Dillon, AJ RB Boston College Special Eligibility
Dobbins, J.K. RB Ohio State Special Eligibility
Eason, Jacob QB Washington Special Eligibility
Edwards-Helaire, Clyde RB Louisiana State Special Eligibility
Elliott, Jordan DT Missouri Special Eligibility
Epenesa, A.J. DE Iowa Special Eligibility
Evans, Darrynton RB Appalachian State Special Eligibility
Fromm, Jake QB Georgia Special Eligibility
Garvin, Jonathan DE Miami (Fla.) Special Eligibility
Gay, Willie LB Mississippi State Special Eligibility
Gross-Matos, Yetur DE Penn State Special Eligibility
Guerriero, Pete RB Monmouth, N.J. Special Eligibility
Guidry, Javelin DB Utah Special Eligibility
Hamler, K.J. WR Penn State Special Eligibility
Hand, Harrison DB Temple Special Eligibility
Henderson, C.J. DB Florida Special Eligibility
Higgins, Tee WR Clemson Special Eligibility
Hodgins, Isaiah WR Oregon State Special Eligibility
Igbinoghene, Noah DB Auburn Special Eligibility
Jackson, Austin T Southern California Special Eligibility
Jackson, Trishton WR Syracuse Special Eligibility
Jefferson, Justin WR Louisiana State Special Eligibility
Jeudy, Jerry WR Alabama Special Eligibility
Keene, Dalton TE Virginia Tech Special Eligibility
Kindley, Solomon G Georgia Special Eligibility
Kmet, Cole TE Notre Dame Special Eligibility
Lamb, CeeDee WR Oklahoma Special Eligibility
Leake, Javon RB Maryland Special Eligibility
Lynch, James DT Baylor Special Eligibility
Madubuike, Justin DT Texas A&M Special Eligibility
McDonald, Cole QB Hawaii Special Eligibility
McFarland, Anthony RB Maryland Special Eligibility
McKinney, Xavier DB Alabama Special Eligibility
Moss, Thaddeus TE Louisiana State Special Eligibility
Muti, Netane T Fresno State Special Eligibility
Newman, Tomas DB Virginia-Lynchburg Special Eligibility
Okudah, Jeff DB Ohio State Special Eligibility
Okwuegbunam, Albert TE Missouri Special Eligibility
Parkinson, Colby TE Stanford Special Eligibility
Peoples-Jones, Donovan WR Michigan Special Eligibility
Phillips, Jacob LB Louisiana State Special Eligibility
Pierre, James DB Florida Atlantic Special Eligibility
Queen, Patrick LB Louisiana State Special Eligibility
Reagor, Jalen WR Texas Christian Special Eligibility
Renfro, Debione DB Texas A&M Special Eligibility
Robertson, Amik DB Louisiana Tech Special Eligibility
Robinson, Kenny DB West Virginia Special Eligibility
Rogers, Kendrick WR Texas A&M Special Eligibility
Ruggs, Henry WR Alabama Special Eligibility
Ruiz, Cesar C Michigan Special Eligibility
Salomon, Darnell WR South Florida Special Eligibility
Samuels, Stanford DB Florida State Special Eligibility
Scott, Josiah DB Michigan State Special Eligibility
Shenault, Laviska WR Colorado Special Eligibility
Siposs, Arryn P Auburn Special Eligibility
Stone, Geno DB Iowa Special Eligibility
Swift, D'Andre RB Georgia Special Eligibility
Tagovailoa, Tua QB Alabama Special Eligibility
Taylor, Jonathan RB Wisconsin Special Eligibility
Taylor, Tabyus RB Virginia Union Special Eligibility
Terrell, A.J. DB Clemson Special Eligibility
Thomas, Andrew T Georgia Special Eligibility
Thomas, Jeff WR Miami (Fla.) Special Eligibility
Turk, Michael P Arizona State Special Eligibility
Warren, Michael RB Cincinnati Special Eligibility
Watkins, Quez WR Southern Mississippi Special Eligibility
Weaver, Curtis DE Boise State Special Eligibility
White, Cody WR Michigan State Special Eligibility
Wills, Jedrick T Alabama Special Eligibility
Wilson, Isaiah T Georgia Special Eligibility
Winfield, Antoine DB Minnesota Special Eligibility
Wirfs, Tristan T Iowa Special Eligibility
Woodward, David LB Utah State Special Eligibility
Young, Chase DE Ohio State Special Eligibility
Young, Toren RB Iowa Special Eligibility
Benjamin, Eno RB Arizona State Graduated
Betiku, Oluwole DE Illinois Graduated
Cushenberry, Lloyd C Louisiana State Graduated
Davis, Quartney WR Texas A&M Graduated
Gilman, Alohi DB Notre Dame Graduated
Hennessy, Matt C Temple Graduated
Holmes, Darnay DB UCLA Graduated
Ismael, Keith C San Diego State Graduated
Johnson, Jaylon DB Utah Graduated
Jones, Tony RB Notre Dame Graduated
Lewis, Terrell LB Alabama Graduated
Love, Jordan QB Utah State Graduated
Lumor, Elorm DE Rutgers Graduated
Miller, Houston DE Texas Tech Graduated
Murray, Kenneth LB Oklahoma Graduated
Simmons, Isaiah LB Clemson Graduated