98 Players Granted Special Eligibility For 2014 NFL Draft

The NFL announced today the names of 98 players who have been granted special eligibility for the 2014 NFL Draft on May 8-10 in New York.

Each of the 98 players has met the league’s three-year eligibility rule and each has submitted a written application in which he renounced his remaining college football eligibility. The deadline for receiving applications was January 15.

The NFL Draft will kick off in primetime for the fifth consecutive year. The first round will be held on Thursday, May 8. The second and third rounds are set for Friday, May 9. Rounds four through seven will be held on Saturday, May 10.

The players granted special eligibility for the NFL Draft the past 10 years:

YearPlayers Granted Special Eligibility

The players granted special eligibility for the 2014 NFL Draft:

1Davante AdamsWRFresno State
2Nick AddisonDBBethune-Cookman
3Jace AmaroTETexas Tech
4George AtkinsonRBNotre Dame
5Odell BeckhamWRLouisiana State
6Kelvin BenjaminWRFlorida State
7Kapri BibbsRBColorado State
8Brendan BigelowRBCalifornia
9Alfred BlueRBLouisiana State
10Russell BodineCNorth Carolina
11Blake BortlesQBCentral Florida
12Chris BoydWRVanderbilt
13Bashaud BreelandDBClemson
14Martavis BryantWRClemson
15Ka’Deem CareyRBArizona
16Ha Ha Clinton-DixDBAlabama
17Jadeveon ClowneyDESouth Carolina
18Brandon ColemanWRRutgers
19Brandin CooksWROregon State
20Scott CrichtonDEOregon State
21Isaiah CrowellRBAlabama State
22Jonathan DowlingDBWestern Kentucky
23Kony EalyDEMissouri
24Eric EbronTENorth Carolina
25Bruce EllingtonWRSouth Carolina
26Mike EvansWRTexas A&M
27Ego FergusonDTLouisiana State
28Cameron FlemingTStanford
29Khairi ForttLBCalifornia
30Austin FranklinWRNew Mexico State
31Devonta FreemanRBFlorida State
32Carlos GrayDTNorth Carolina State
33Xavier GrimbleTESouthern California
34Terrance HackneyTBethune-Cookman
35Victor HamptonDBSouth Carolina
36Jeremy HillRBLouisiana State
37Kameron JacksonDBCalifornia
38Nic JacobsTEMcNeese State
39Timmy JerniganDTFlorida State
40Anthony JohnsonDTLouisiana State
41Jamel JohnsonWRAlabama State
42Storm JohnsonRBCentral Florida
43Henry JoseyRBMissouri
44Cyrus KouandjioTAlabama
45Jarvis LandryWRLouisiana State
46Cody LatimerWRIndiana
47Demarcus LawrenceDEBoise State
48Marqise LeeWRSouthern California
49A.C. LeonardTETennessee State
50Albert Louis-JeanDBBoston College
51Colt LyerlaTEOregon
52Aaron LynchDESouth Florida
53Johnny ManzielQBTexas A&M
54Marcus MartinCSouthern California
55Tre MasonRBAuburn
56Chris McCainDECalifornia
57Terrance MitchellDBOregon
58Viliami MoalaDTCalifornia
59Donte MoncriefWRMississippi
60Adam MuemaRBSan Diego State
61Jake MurphyTEUtah
62Troy NiklasTENotre Dame
63Louis NixDTNotre Dame
64Jeoffrey PaganDEAlabama
65Ronald PowellDEFlorida
66Calvin PryorDBLouisville
67Loucheiz PurifoyDBFlorida
68Kelcy QuarlesDTSouth Carolina
69Darrin ReavesRBAlabama-Birmingham
70Ed ReynoldsDBStanford
71Antonio RichardsonTTennessee
72Paul RichardsonWRColorado
73Marcus RobersonDBFlorida
74Allen RobinsonWRPenn State
75Greg RobinsonTAuburn
76Bradley RobyDBOhio State
77Richard RodgersTECalifornia
78Bishop SankeyRBWashington
79Lache SeastrunkRBBaylor
80Austin Seferian-JenkinsTEWashington
81Ryan ShazierLBOhio State
82Yawin SmallwoodLBConnecticut
83Brett SmithQBWyoming
84Jerome SmithRBSyracuse
85Willie SneadWRBall State
86John SpooneyRBBrown
87Josh StewartWROklahoma State
88Xavier Su’a-FiloGUCLA
89Vinnie SunseriDBAlabama
90De’Anthony ThomasRBOregon
91Stephon TuittDENotre Dame
92Trai TurnerGLouisiana State
93George UkoDESouthern California
94Pierre WarrenDBJacksonville State
95Sammy WatkinsWRClemson
96Terrance WestRBTowson
97James WilderRBFlorida State
98David YankeyTStanford

The following players have in timely fashion under NFL rules officially notified this office that they have graduated. Consequently, they are eligible for selection in the 2014 Draft:


Dion BaileyDBSouthern California


Carl BradfordDEArizona State


Teddy BridgewaterQBLouisville


Adrian HubbardLBAlabama

  • Superdriller316

    98 players….. If your getting a draft grade of 4th or lower, you should stay in school.

  • Douglas Andrews

    With that many players eligible someone has to drop in the Steelers lap at 15

  • Kevin Gobleck

    I think there are a little to many players that have declared this year

  • bonairsfavoriteson

    From the list above, I count nearly 40 that will be taken in the top 100.