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NFL Draft declaration tracker 2020: Full list of underclassmen leaving college football early

Sporting News — (Zac Al-Khateeb)

College football's bowl season is over, as is the period of time in which draft-eligible underclassmen must decide whether to forgo their remaining eligibility and leave early for the NFL Draft.

This year, the NFL confirmed that a record-115 college football underclassmen have been granted eligibility for the 2020 NFL Draft: 99 of whom were granted special eligibility (as they hadn't yet completed their college degree) and 16 who, despite having eligibility remaining, have already fulfilled their degree requirements. Five are eligible for the draft without the need for special eligibility.

That continues, for the fourth straight year, the trend of at least 100 underclassmen declaring early (106 declared in 2018, 103 in 2017 and 107 in 2016).

Sporting News tracked each of the top college football underclassmen who will forgo their final seasons of eligibility to leave for the NFL:

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NFL Draft declaration tracker 2020

* Indicates player's degree requirements have been met
** Indicated player does not need special eligibility for NFL Draft

Alabama (6)

Appalachian State (1)

Arizona (1)

Arizona State (2)

Arkansas (1)

Auburn (3)

Baylor (3)

Boise State (2)

Boston College (1)

BYU

  • Ty'Son Williams, RB

Cincinnati (1)

Colorado (1)

Clemson (3)

Florida (1)

Florida Atlantic (1)

  • James Pierre, CB
  • Kyle Davis, WR (Davis played in the CFL with the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 2019)

Florida State (2)

Fresno State (1)

Georgia (5)

Hawaii (1)

Illinois (1)

Iowa (4)

Kentucky (1)

LSU (9)

Louisiana Tech (1)

Louisville (1)

Maryland (2)

Miami (4)

Michigan (3)

Michigan State (2)

Minnesota (1)

Mississippi State (2)

Missouri (3)

Missouri Western State (1)

  • Marcus Brown, DE

Monmouth

  • Peter Guerriero, RB

Notre Dame (3)

Ohio State (3)

Oklahoma (2)

Oregon State (1)

Penn State (2)

Rhode Island (1)

  • Isaiah Coulter, WR

Rutgers (1)

San Diego State (1)

South Carolina (1)

Southern Miss (1)

South Florida (1)

  • Darnell Salomon, WR

Stanford (1)

Syracuse (1)

TCU (2)

Temple (2)

Texas A&M (4)

Texas Tech (1)

UCF (1)

UCLA (2)

USC (1)

Utah (2)

Utah State (2)

UTSA (1)

  • Carlos Strickland, WR**

Virginia-Lynchburg (1)

  • Thomas Newman, DB

Virginia Tech (2)

Virginia Union (1)

Washington (3)

West Virginia (1)

  • Kenny Robinson, DB

Wisconsin (3)

Important NFL Draft dates

Jan. 17: Deadline to declare for the 2020 NFL Draft
Jan. 18: East-West Shrine Game (St. Petersburg, Fla.)
Jan. 21: Full list of approved early entrants presented to all 32 NFL teams
Jan. 25: Reese's Senior Bowl (Mobile, Ala.)
Feb. 24-March 2: NFL Scouting Combine (Indianapolis)
Apr. 23-25: 2020 NFL Draft (Las Vegas)