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NFL Has Released List Of Juniors Entering This Year's Draft

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Some of the top players in college football are leaving early for the NFL Draft.

January 16 was the deadline for players to apply for early draft eligibility. On Friday, the NFL released the names of the players who are heading to the draft.

106 players have applied for early entry. This is a new NFL Draft record.

This number breaks the previous record of 98 by a decent amount. That came in the 2014 class.

LSU has the most players on the list with seven. Florida State and Texas each have six players on the list.

National champion Alabama has five players heading in early. Runner-up Georgia only loses two guys to early entrance.

There are three designation that the NFL released. Aside from players granted early eligibility regularly, 13 are eligible for fulfilling degree requirements, and four thought they needed special eligibility, but were actually regularly eligible.

First up is those granted eligibility. Here are those 89 players:

» 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 at their schools. Here are those players:

» 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. However, they didn't need to, and are regularly eligible, and will enter the NFL Draft.

» Juante Baldwin DB Pittsburg State
» Tanner Lee QB Nebraska
» Harrison Phillips DT Stanford
» Byron Pringle WR Kansas State

There's some giant names on these lists. We're going to see a lot of new faces in the college ranks next fall.

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