List of CFB players leaving early for NFL Draft


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Deon Cain is headed off to the NFL
Deon Cain is headed off to the NFL

The NFL released the list of college football players that declared early for the 2018 NFL draft since the deadline to apply for early draft eligibility was January 16.

89 eligible underclassman

Minkah Fitzpatrick DB Alabama

Ronnie Harrison DB Alabama

Da’Ron Payne NT Alabama

Calvin Ridley WR Alabama

Bo Scarbrough RB Alabama

JoJo Wicker DT Arizona State

Carlton Davis DB Auburn

Jeff Holland LB Auburn

Kerryon Johnson RB Auburn

Kamryn Pettway RB Auburn

Matt Fleming WR Benedictine

Leighton Vander Esch LB Boise State

Deon Cain WR Clemson

Ray-Ray McCloud WR Clemson

Van Smith DB Clemson

Isaiah Oliver DB Colorado

Taven Bryan DT Florida

Antonio Callaway WR Florida

Eddy Pineiro K Florida

Tarvarus McFadden DB Florida State

Josh Sweat DE Florida State

Auden Tate WR Florida State

Jalen Wilkerson DE Florida State

Ryan Izzo TE Florida State

Derwin James DB Florida State

Roquan Smith LB Georgia

Trenton Thompson DT Georgia

Simmie Cobbs WR Indiana

James Daniels C Iowa

Josh Jackson DB Iowa

Dorance Armstrong DE Kansas

D.J. Reed DB Kansas State

J.J. Dallas DB Louisiana-Monroe

Jaire Alexander DB Louisville

Geron Christian T Louisville

Lamar Jackson QB Louisville

Derrius Guice RB LSU

Donte Jackson DB LSU

Arden Key LB LSU

Kevin Toliver DB LSU

Travonte Valentine NT LSU

Toby Weathersby T LSU

Chase Litton QB Marshall

J.C. Jackson DB Maryland

D.J. Moore WR Maryland

Courtel Jenkins DT Miami

R.J. McIntosh DT Miami

Kendrick Norton DT Miami

Mark Walton RB Miami

Richie James WR Middle Tennessee

Nyheim Hines RB NC State

Will Richardson T NC State

Nick Gates T Nebraska

Vosean Crumbie DB Nevada

Josh Adams RB Notre Dame

Equanimeous St. Brown WR Notre Dame

Jerome Baker LB Ohio State

Denzel Ward DB Ohio State

Mark Andrews TE Oklahoma

Orlando Brown T Oklahoma

Du’Vonta Lampkin DT Oklahoma

Dwayne Orso-Bacchus T Oklahoma

Breeland Speaks DE Ole Miss

Ryan Nall RB Oregon State

Saquon Barkley RB Penn State

Quadree Henderson WR Pittsburgh

Jordan Whitehead DB Pittsburgh

Eddy Wilson DT Purdue

Frank Ginda LB San Jose State

Trey Quinn WR SMU

Hayden Hurst TE South Carolina

Maea Teuhema T Southeastern Louisiana

Korey Robertson WR Southern Miss

Quenton Meeks DB Stanford

Justin Reid DB Stanford

Dalton Schultz TE Stanford

Rashaan Gaulden DB Tennessee

John Kelly RB Tennessee

Reginald McKenzie DT Tennessee

Michael Dickson P Texas

DeShon Elliott DB Texas

Holton Hill DB Texas

Malik Jefferson LB Texas

Chris Warren RB Texas

Connor Williams T Texas

Christian Kirk WR Texas A&M

Keke Coutee WR Texas Tech

Olasunkanmi Adeniyi DE Toledo

Jordan Lasley WR UCLA

Kolton Miller T UCLA

Austin Roberts TE UCLA

Josh Rosen QB UCLA

Andre Smith LB UNC

Deontay Burnett WR USC

Sam Darnold QB USC

Rasheem Green DT USC

Ronald Jones RB USC

Tremaine Edmunds LB Virginia Tech

Tim Settle DT Virginia Tech

Jessie Bates DB Wake Forest

Vita Vea NT Washington

Tavares Martin WR Washington State

Hercules Mata’afa DE Washington State

Joel Iyiegbuniwe LB Western Kentucky

Nick Nelson DB Wisconsin

Mike Hughes DB UCF

13 more players are NFL draft-eligible after fulfilling degree requirements:

Jordan Akins TE UCF

Josh Allen QB Wyoming

Kyle Allen QB Houston

Will Clapp C LSU

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 UCF

Courtland Sutton WR SMU

These four players applied for early eligibility but didn't need to as they are eligible for NFL draft.

Juante Baldwin DB Pittsburg State

Tanner Lee QB Nebraska

Harrison Phillips DT Stanford

Byron Pringle WR Kansas State

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