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NFL grants draft eligibility to 82 underclassmen

Field Level Media
21 Jan 2023, 03:55 GMT+10

The NFL released the list of 82 underclassmen who will be eligible for the 2023 draft on Friday.

The deadline for underclassmen to declare for the draft was Jan. 16.

The list of players includes 69 who have been granted "special eligibility" after meeting the three-year eligibility rule, and13 underclassmen who have completed their degrees with playing eligibility remaining.

Several underclassmen who have declared for the draft are expected to be top 10 selections. Among them are quarterbacks Bryce Young (Alabama) and C.J. Stroud (Ohio State), linebacker Will Anderson (Alabama) and defensive tackle Jalen Carter (Georgia).

The 2023 NFL Draft will take place April 27-29 in Kansas City, Mo.


1. Abanikanda, Israel, RB, Pittsburgh

2. Achane, Devon, RB, Texas AM

3. Addison, Jordan, WR, Southern California

4. Anderson, M.J., DE, Iowa State

5. Anudike-Uzomah, Felix, DE, Kansas State

6. Austin, Alex, DB, Oregon State

7. Banks, Deonte, DB, Maryland

8. Bigsby, Tank, RB, Auburn

9. Boutte, Kayshon, WR, LSU

10. Bradford, Anthony, G, LSU

11. Branch, Brian, DB, Alabama

12. Bresee, Bryan, DT, Clemson

13. Carter, Jalen, DT, Georgia

14. Dexter, Gervon, DT, Florida

15. Downs, Josh, WR, North Carolina

16. Evans, Zach, RB, Mississippi

17. Forbes, Emmanuel, DB, Mississippi State

18. Gibbs, Jahmyr, RB, Alabama

19. Gonzalez, Christian, DB, Oregon

20. Harrison, Anton, T, Oklahoma

21. Herbig, Nick, LB, Wisconsin

22. Hill, Brandon, DB, Pittsburgh

23. Hyatt, Jalin, WR, Tennessee

24. Jarrett, Rakim, WR, Maryland

25. Johnson, Antonio, DB, Texas AM

26. Johnston, Quentin, WR, TCU

27. Jones, Broderick, T, Georgia

28. Jones, Jaylon, DB, Texas AM

29. Joseph, Brandon, DB, Notre Dame

30. Kancey, Calijah, DT, Pittsburgh

31. Kraft, Tucker, TE, South Dakota State

32. Mayer, Michael, TE, Notre Dame

33. McBride, DeWayne, RB, Alabama-Birmingham

34. McKee, Tanner, QB, Stanford

35. Miller, Kendre, RB, TCU

36. Mims, Marvin, WR, Oklahoma

37. Mitchell, Cameron, DB, Northwestern

38. Mitchell, Keaton, RB, East Carolina

39. Murphy, Myles, DE, Clemson

40. Nichols, Lew, RB, Central Michigan

41. Ojulari, B.J., DE, LSU

42. Pelley, J-Min, DT, Calgary (Canada)

43. Phillips, Clark, DB, Utah

44. Porter, Joey, DB, Penn State

45. Richardson, Anthony, QB, Florida

46. Ricks, Eli, DB, Alabama

47. Ringo, Kelee, DB, Georgia

48. Robinson, Bijan, RB, Texas

49. Roy, Jaquelin, DT, LSU

50. Sanders, Drew, LB, Arkansas

51. Scott, Tyler, WR, Cincinnati

52. Sewell, Noah, LB, Oregon

53. Skoronski, Peter, T, Northwestern

54. Smith, Cam, DB, South Carolina

55. Smith-Njigba, Jaxon, WR, Ohio State

56. Strange, Brenton, TE, Penn State

57. Stroud, C.J., QB, Ohio State

58. Tippmann, Joseph, C, Wisconsin

59. Torrence, Rashad, DB, Florida

60. Tucker, Sean, RB, Syracuse

61. Tuipulotu, Tuli, DE, Southern California

62. Valentine, Carrington, DB, Kentucky

63. Van Ness, Lukas, DE, Iowa

64. Vaughn, Deuce, RB, Kansas State

65. Washington, Darnell, TE, Georgia

66. Washington, Parker, WR, Penn State

67. Williams, Garrett, DB, Syracuse

68. Wooden, Colby, DE, Auburn

69. Wypler, Luke, C, Ohio State


1. Anderson, Will, LB, Alabama

2. Douglas, Demario, WR, Liberty

3. Foskey, Isaiah, DE, Notre Dame

4. Hickman, Ronnie, DB, Ohio State

5. Hull, Evan, RB, Northwestern

6. Johnson, Paris, T, Ohio State

7. McClendon, Warren, T, Georgia

8. Morris, Mike, DE, Michigan

9. Simpson, Trenton, LB, Clemson

10. Smith, Mazi, DT, Michigan

11. Spears, Tyjae, RB, Tulane

12. Turner, D.J., DB, Michigan

13. Young, Bryce, QB, Alabama

The NFL also released the names of four players who do not require special eligibility, but have until Feb. 3 to opt out of the draft.

1. Backmeier, Hank, QB, Boise State

2. Billingsley, Jahleel, TE, Texas

3. Musgrave, Luke, TE, Oregon State

4. Smith, Ainias, WR, Texas AM

--Field Level Media

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