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The NFL announced the 103 players who have been granted special eligibility for the 2019 NFL Draft. An additional 32 players have fulfilled their degree requirements before using all of their college eligibility and are eligible for the April 25-27 draft in Nashville, Tennessee.
See the rules of the NFL Draft.
The following 32 players have officially notified the league office in a timely fashion that they have fulfilled their degree requirements and are eligible for selection in the 2019 NFL Draft.
|Alex Barnes||RB||Kansas State|
|Ryan Bates||T||Penn State|
|Hakeem Butler||WR||Iowa State|
|Xavier Crawford||DB||Central Michigan|
|Penny Hart||WR||Georgia State|
|Dre'Mont Jones||DT||Ohio State|
|David Long||LB||West Virginia|
|Erik McCoy||C||Texas A&M|
|Jakobi Meyers||WR||North Carolina State|
|Anthony Ratliff-Williams||WR||North Carolina|
|Dax Raymond||TE||Utah State|
|Sutton Smith||DE||Northern Illinois|
|William Sweet||T||North Carolina|
|Josiah Tauaefa||LB||Texas-San Antonio|
The 103 players listed below have met the NFL’s three-year eligibility rule and have renounced their remaining college eligibility by submitting written notification to the league office by the Jan. 14 deadline and they are eligible for the 2019 NFL Draft:
|Ed Alexander||NT||Louisiana State|
|Jeff Allison||LB||Fresno State|
|Mike Bell||DB||Fresno State|
|Nick Bosa||DE||Ohio State|
|Miles Boykin||WR||Notre Dame|
|Sean Bunting||DB||Central Michigan|
|Brian Burns||DE||Florida State|
|Hamp Cheevers||DB||Boston College|
|Maxx Crosby||DE||Eastern Michigan|
|Tyrel Dodson||LB||Texas A&M|
|Greg Dortch||WR||Wake Forest|
|Clifton Duck||DB||Appalachian State|
|Jovon Durante||WR||Florida Atlantic|
|Jazz Ferguson||WR||Northwestern State, La.|
|Kevin Givens||DT||Penn State|
|Jalen Guyton||WR||North Texas|
|Kelvin Harmon||WR||North Carolina State|
|N'Keal Harry||WR||Arizona State|
|Dwayne Haskins||QB||Ohio State|
|Justice Hill||RB||Oklahoma State|
|Trysten Hill||DT||Central Florida|
|Joshuwa Holloman||RB||Eastern Michigan|
|Darryl Johnson||DE||North Carolina A&T|
|Tyron Johnson||WR||Oklahoma State|
|Michael Jordan||G||Ohio State|
|Justin Layne||DB||Michigan State|
|Julian Love||DB||Notre Dame|
|Alize Mack||TE||Notre Dame|
|Alexander Mattison||RB||Boise State|
|Connor McGovern||G||Penn State|
|Shareef Miller||DE||Penn State|
|David Montgomery||RB||Iowa State|
|Chidi Okeke||T||Tennessee State|
|Tyler Roemer||T||San Diego State|
|Miles Sanders||RB||Penn State|
|Kendall Sheffield||DB||Ohio State|
|Jeffery Simmons||DT||Mississippi State|
|Devin Singletary||RB||Florida Atlantic|
|Dredrick Snelson||WR||Central Florida|
|Jace Sternberger||TE||Texas A&M|
|Darwin Thompson||RB||Utah State|
|Kahale Warring||TE||San Diego State|
|Mike Weber||RB||Ohio State|
|Antoine Wesley||WR||Texas Tech|
|Devin White||LB||Louisiana State|
|Kerrith Whyte||RB||Florida Atlantic|
|Greedy Williams||DB||Louisiana State|
|James Williams||RB||Washington State|
|Preston Williams||WR||Colorado State|
|Trayveon Williams||RB||Texas A&M|
The players listed below are eligible for selection without needing special eligibility:
|Sean Adesanya||DE||Central Michigan|
|Jordan Brailford||DE||Oklahoma State|
|Keenen Brown||TE||Texas State|
|D’Andre Ferby||RB||Western Kentucky|
|Daniel LaCamera||K||Texas A&M|
|L.J. Scott||RB||Michigan State|
|Year||Players Granted Special Eligibility|