2021 NFL Draft: College Football Players Leaving Early for NFL

These college football players have declared for the 2021 NFL Draft

The 2021 NFL Draft is slated to take place in Cleveland, Ohio on April 29-May 1, and due to the COVID-19 pandemic, college football players are already declaring their intent to jump early to the next level. As of Friday, Sept. 18, 34 underclassmen players have already declared for the 2021 NFL Draft and will not return to college for a fall or spring season. The list of names declared features projected first-round picks in Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons, Miami defensive end Gregory Rousseau and Minnesota receiver Rashod Bateman. More players are expected to declare for the NFL Draft this fall and into the spring as more is known about the prospects of a 2020 college football season. 


As of Friday, Sept. 18, here are the players already declared for the 2021 NFL Draft:


2021 NFL Draft Early Entrants

Calvin Ashley, OL, Florida A&M

Jhamon Ausbon, WR, Texas A&M

Rashod Bateman, WR, Minnesota (opting back into the 2020 season)

Cam Bynum, CB, California

Ja'Marr Chase, WR, LSU

Nico Collins, WR, Michigan

Wyatt Davis, OL, Ohio State (opting back into the 2020 season)
Tommy Doyle, OL, Miami (Ohio)

Caleb Farley, CB, Virginia Tech

Kenneth Gainwell, RB, Memphis

Danny Godlevske, OL, Miami (Ohio)

Tay Gowan, DB, UCF

Thomas Graham, CB, Oregon

Warren Jackson, WR, Colorado State

Deommodore Lenoir, CB, Oregon

Walker Little, OL, Stanford

Jalen Mayfield, OL, Michigan (opting back into the 2020 season)

Rondale Moore, WR, Purdue

Jamie Newman, QB, Georgia

Levi Onwuzurike, DL, Washington

Micah Parsons, LB, Penn State

Gregory Rousseau, DE, Miami

Emmanuel Rugamba, CB, Miami (Ohio)

Penei Sewell, OL, Oregon

Tyler Shelvin, DL, LSU

Rashawn Slater, OL, Northwestern

Sage Surratt, WR, Wake Forest

Ambry Thomas, CB, Michigan

Joe Tryon, LB, Washington

Jaylen Twyman, DL, Pitt

Jay Tufele, DL, USC

Alijah Vera-Tucker, OL, USC

Kary Vincent, DB, LSU

Shaun Wade, CB, Ohio State (opting back into the 2020 season)

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