NFL Draft

106 Players Granted Special Eligibility For 2018 NFL Draft

It’s now official. On Friday, the NFL announced the names of 106 players who have been granted special eligibility for the 2018 NFL Draft and 13 players who have fulfilled their degree requirements with college football eligibility remaining and are also eligible for selection in the April 26-28 draft at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.​

Each of the 106 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 15 deadline.  Consequently, they are eligible for selection:

The players granted special eligibility for the 2018 NFL Draft:

PlayerPos.College
1Josh AdamsRBNotre Dame
2Olasunkanmi AdeniyiDEToledo
3Jaire AlexanderDBLouisville
4Mark AndrewsTEOklahoma
5Dorance ArmstrongDEKansas
6Jerome BakerLBOhio State
7Saquon BarkleyRBPenn State
8Jessie BatesDBWake Forest
9Orlando BrownTOklahoma
10Taven BryanDTFlorida
11Deontay BurnettWRSouthern California
12Deon CainWRClemson
13Antonio CallawayWRFlorida
14Geron ChristianTLouisville
15Simmie CobbsWRIndiana
16Keke CouteeWRTexas Tech
17Vosean CrumbieDBNevada
18J.J. DallasDBLouisiana-Monroe
19James DanielsCIowa
20Sam DarnoldQBSouthern California
21Carlton DavisDBAuburn
22Michael DicksonPTexas
23Tremaine EdmundsLBVirginia Tech
24DeShon ElliottDBTexas
25Minkah FitzpatrickDBAlabama
26Matt FlemingWRBenedictine
27Nick GatesTNebraska
28Rashaan GauldenDBTennessee
29Frank GindaLBSan Jose State
30Rasheem GreenDTSouthern California
31Derrius GuiceRBLouisiana State
32Ronnie HarrisonDBAlabama
33Quadree HendersonWRPittsburgh
34Holton HillDBTexas
35Nyheim HinesRBNorth Carolina State
36Jeff HollandLBAuburn
37Mike HughesDBCentral Florida
38Hayden HurstTESouth Carolina
39Joel IyiegbuniweLBWestern Kentucky
40Ryan IzzoTEFlorida State
41Donte JacksonDBLouisiana State
42J.C. JacksonDBMaryland
43Josh JacksonDBIowa
44Lamar JacksonQBLouisville
45Derwin JamesDBFlorida State
46Richie JamesWRMiddle Tennessee
47Malik JeffersonLBTexas
48Courtel JenkinsDTMiami
49Kerryon JohnsonRBAuburn
50Ronald JonesRBSouthern California
51John KellyRBTennessee
52Arden KeyLBLouisiana State
53Christian KirkWRTexas A&M
54Du’Vonta LampkinDTOklahoma
55Jordan LasleyWRUCLA
56Chase LittonQBMarshall
57Tavares MartinWRWashington State
58Hercules Mata’afaDEWashington State
59Ray-Ray McCloudWRClemson
60Tarvarus McFaddenDBFlorida State
61R.J. McIntoshDTMiami
62Reginald McKenzieDTTennessee
63Quenton MeeksDBStanford
64Kolton MillerTUCLA
65D.J. MooreWRMaryland
66Ryan NallRBOregon State
67Nick NelsonDBWisconsin
68Kendrick NortonDTMiami
69Isaiah OliverDBColorado
70Dwayne Orso-BacchusTOklahoma
71Da’Ron PayneNTAlabama
72Kamryn PettwayRBAuburn
73Eddy PineiroKFlorida
74Trey QuinnWRSouthern Methodist
75D.J. ReedDBKansas State
76Justin ReidDBStanford
77Will RichardsonTNorth Carolina State
78Calvin RidleyWRAlabama
79Austin RobertsTEUCLA
80Korey RobertsonWRSouthern Mississippi
81Josh RosenQBUCLA
82Bo ScarbroughRBAlabama
83Dalton SchultzTEStanford
84Tim SettleDTVirginia Tech
85Andre SmithLBNorth Carolina
86Roquan SmithLBGeorgia
87Van SmithDBClemson
88Breeland SpeaksDEMississippi
89Equanimeous St. BrownWRNotre Dame
90Josh SweatDEFlorida State
91Auden TateWRFlorida State
92Maea TeuhemaTSoutheastern Louisiana
93Trenton ThompsonDTGeorgia
94Kevin ToliverDBLouisiana State
95Travonte ValentineNTLouisiana State
96Leighton Vander EschLBBoise State
97Vita VeaNTWashington
98Mark WaltonRBMiami
99Denzel WardDBOhio State
100Chris WarrenRBTexas
101Toby WeathersbyTLouisiana State
102Jordan WhiteheadDBPittsburgh
103JoJo WickerDTArizona State
104Jalen WilkersonDEFlorida State
105Connor WilliamsTTexas
106Eddy WilsonDTPurdue

The following 13 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:

PlayerPos.College
1Jordan AkinsTECentral Florida
2Josh AllenQBWyoming
3Kyle AllenQBHouston
4Will ClappCLouisiana State
5Terrell EdmundsDBVirginia Tech
6Taylor HearnGClemson
7Sam HubbardDEOhio State
8Sam JonesGArizona State
9Quenton NelsonGNotre Dame
10Brian O’NeillTPittsburgh
11Christian SamLBArizona State
12Tre’Quan SmithWRCentral Florida
13Courtland SuttonWRSouthern Methodist

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

PlayerPos.College
1Juante BaldwinDBPittsburg State
2Tanner LeeQBNebraska
3Harrison PhillipsDTStanford
4Byron PringleWRKansas State

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

YearPlayers Granted Special Eligibility YearPlayers Granted Special Eligibility
2018106201373
201795201265
201696201156
201574201053
201498200946

This release was from the NFL Media site.

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