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103 Players Granted Special Eligibility For 2019 NFL Draft

Provided courtesy NFL Communications.

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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