FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

1/19/14

98 Players Granted Special Eligibility for 2014 NFL Draft

The National Football League 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 2014 NFL Draft:

 

Player

Pos.

College

1

Davante Adams

WR

Fresno State

2

Nick Addison

DB

Bethune-Cookman

3

Jace Amaro

TE

Texas Tech

4

George Atkinson

RB

Notre Dame

5

Odell Beckham

WR

Louisiana State

6

Kelvin Benjamin

WR

Florida State

7

Kapri Bibbs

RB

Colorado State

8

Brendan Bigelow

RB

California

9

Alfred Blue

RB

Louisiana State

10

Russell Bodine

C

North Carolina

11

Blake Bortles

QB

Central Florida

12

Chris Boyd

WR

Vanderbilt

13

Bashaud Breeland

DB

Clemson

14

Martavis Bryant

WR

Clemson

15

Ka'Deem Carey

RB

Arizona

16

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

DB

Alabama

17

Jadeveon Clowney

DE

South Carolina

18

Brandon Coleman

WR

Rutgers

19

Brandin Cooks

WR

Oregon State

20

Scott Crichton

DE

Oregon State

 

21

Isaiah Crowell

RB

Alabama State

22

Jonathan Dowling

DB

Western Kentucky

23

Kony Ealy

DE

Missouri

24

Eric Ebron

TE

North Carolina

25

Bruce Ellington

WR

South Carolina

26

Mike Evans

WR

Texas A&M

27

Ego Ferguson

DT

Louisiana State

28

Cameron Fleming

T

Stanford

29

Khairi Fortt

LB

California

30

Austin Franklin

WR

New Mexico State

31

Devonta Freeman

RB

Florida State

32

Carlos Gray

DT

North Carolina State

33

Xavier Grimble

TE

Southern California

34

Terrance Hackney

T

Bethune-Cookman

35

Victor Hampton

DB

South Carolina

36

Jeremy Hill

RB

Louisiana State

37

Kameron Jackson

DB

California

38

Nic Jacobs

TE

McNeese State

39

Timmy Jernigan

DT

Florida State

40

Anthony Johnson

DT

Louisiana State

41

Jamel Johnson

WR

Alabama State

42

Storm Johnson

RB

Central Florida

43

Henry Josey

RB

Missouri

44

Cyrus Kouandjio

T

Alabama

45

Jarvis Landry

WR

Louisiana State

46

Cody Latimer

WR

Indiana

47

Demarcus Lawrence

DE

Boise State

48

Marqise Lee

WR

Southern California

49

A.C. Leonard

TE

Tennessee State

50

Albert Louis-Jean

DB

Boston College

51

Colt Lyerla

TE

Oregon

52

Aaron Lynch

DE

South Florida

53

Johnny Manziel

QB

Texas A&M

54

Marcus Martin

C

Southern California

55

Tre Mason

RB

Auburn

56

Chris McCain

DE

California

57

Terrance Mitchell

DB

Oregon

58

Viliami Moala

DT

California

59

Donte Moncrief

WR

Mississippi

60

Adam Muema

RB

San Diego State

61

Jake Murphy

TE

Utah

62

Troy Niklas

TE

Notre Dame

63

Louis Nix

DT

Notre Dame

64

Jeoffrey Pagan

DE

Alabama

65

Ronald Powell

DE

Florida

66

Calvin Pryor

DB

Louisville

67

Loucheiz Purifoy

DB

Florida

68

Kelcy Quarles

DT

South Carolina

69

Darrin Reaves

RB

Alabama-Birmingham

70

Ed Reynolds

DB

Stanford

71

Antonio Richardson

T

Tennessee

72

Paul Richardson

WR

Colorado

73

Marcus Roberson

DB

Florida

74

Allen Robinson

WR

Penn State

75

Greg Robinson

T

Auburn

76

Bradley Roby

DB

Ohio State

77

Richard Rodgers

TE

California

78

Bishop Sankey

RB

Washington

79

Lache Seastrunk

RB

Baylor

80

Austin Seferian-Jenkins

TE

Washington

81

Ryan Shazier

LB

Ohio State

82

Yawin Smallwood

LB

Connecticut

83

Brett Smith

QB

Wyoming

84

Jerome Smith

RB

Syracuse

85

Willie Snead

WR

Ball State

86

John Spooney

RB

Brown

87

Josh Stewart

WR

Oklahoma State

88

Xavier Su’a-Filo

G

UCLA

89

Vinnie Sunseri

DB

Alabama

90

De’Anthony Thomas

RB

Oregon

91

Stephon Tuitt

DE

Notre Dame

92

Trai Turner

G

Louisiana State

93

George Uko

DE

Southern California

94

Pierre Warren

DB

Jacksonville State

95

Sammy Watkins

WR

Clemson

96

Terrance West

RB

Towson

97

James Wilder

RB

Florida State

98

David Yankey

T

Stanford

 

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:

1

Dion Bailey

DB

Southern California

2

Carl Bradford

DE

Arizona State

3

Teddy Bridgewater

QB

Louisville

4

Adrian Hubbard

LB

Alabama