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, Dec. 18, 136 underclassmen players have already declared for the 2021 NFL Draft and some 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. 

 

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

 

2021 NFL Draft Early Entrants

Jonathan Adams, WR, Arkansas State

Paulson Adebo, CB, Stanford

Jack Anderson, OL, Texas Tech

Daniel Archibong, DL, Temple
Calvin Ashley, OL, Florida A&M

Tutu Atwell, WR, Louisville

Jhamon Ausbon, WR, Texas A&M

Derrick Barnes, LB, Purdue

Carlos Basham, DL, Wake Forest

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

Elijah Blades, CB, Texas A&M

Rakeem Boyd, RB, Arkansas

William Bradley-King, DE, Baylor

Brady Breeze, S, Oregon

Chris Brown, DB, Texas

Shakur Brown, DB, Michigan State

Shane Buechele, QB, SMU

Cam Bynum, CB, California (opting back into the 2020 season)

Donavaughn Campbell, OL, Louisiana Tech

Michael Carter, RB, North Carolina

Michael Carter II, DB, Duke

Marlon Character, DB, Louisville

Ja'Marr Chase, WR, LSU

Andre Cisco, S, Syracuse

Nico Collins, WR, Michigan
Zaven Collins, LB, Tulsa

Sam Cosmi, OL, Texas

Damonte Coxie, WR, Memphis

Aashari Crosswell, S, Arizona State

Noah Curtis, DL, FIU

DJ Daniel, CB, Georgia

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

Jaelon Darden, WR, North Texas

Christian Darrisaw, OL, Virginia Tech

Divine Deablo, DB, Virginia Tech

D'Antne Demery, OL, FIU
Tommy Doyle, OL, Miami (Ohio) (opting back into the 2020 season)

Caleb Farley, CB, Virginia Tech

Dez Fitzpatrick, WR, Louisville

Paris Ford, S, Pitt

Kenneth Gainwell, RB, Memphis

Mark Gilbert, CB, Duke

Tay Gowan, DB, UCF

Ta'Quon Graham, DL, Texas

Thomas Graham, CB, Oregon

Trevon Grimes, WR, Florida

Adrian Hardy, WR, Louisiana Tech

Damar Hamlin, S, Pitt

Bryce Hargrove, OL, Pitt

Javian Hawkins, RB, Louisville

Jeremiah Haydel, WR, Texas State

Khalil Herbert, RB, Virginia Tech

Justin Henderson, RB, Louisiana Tech

Grant Hermanns, OL, Purdue

Kylin Hill, RB, Mississippi State

Anthony Hines, LB, Texas A&M

Jevon Holland, S, Oregon

Jaycee Horn, CB, South Carolina

Chuba Hubbard, RB, Oklahoma State

Wyatt Hubert, DL, Kansas State

Caleb Huntley, RB, Ball State

Josh Imatorbhebhe, WR, Illinois

Deon Jackson, RB, Duke

Warren Jackson, WR, Colorado State

Jerry Jacobs, CB, Arkansas

Brenden Jaimes, OL, Nebraska

Teven Jenkins, OL, Oklahoma State

Cade Johnson, WR, South Dakota State

Ernest Jones, LB, South Carolina

Naquan Jones, DL, Michigan State

Patrick Jones II, DL, Pitt

Robert Jones, OL, Middle Tennessee

Kelvin Joseph, CB, Kentucky

Trey Lance, QB, North Dakota State

Thomas Leggett, S, Texas Tech

Deommodore Lenoir, CB, Oregon (opting back into the 2020 season)

Walker Little, OL, Stanford

Hunter Long, TE, Boston College

Terrace Marshall, WR, LSU

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

Isaiah McDuffie, LB, Boston College

Shane McGough, OL, FIU

Isaiah McKoy, WR, Kent State

Alim McNeill, DL, NC State

Ifeatu Melifonwu, DB, Syracuse

Briley Moore, TE, Kansas State

Elijah Moore, WR, Ole Miss

Rondale Moore, WR, Purdue (opting back into the 2020 season)

Israel Mukuamu, CB, South Carolina

Marcus Murphy, DB, Mississippi State

Jamie Newman, QB, Georgia

Dayo Odeyingbo, DL, Vanderbilt

Levi Onwuzurike, DL, Washington

Joseph Ossai, DL/LB, Texas

Micah Parsons, LB, Penn State

Jaelan Phillips, DL, Miami

Blake Proehl, WR, East Carolina

Monty Rice, LB, Georgia

Maximilian Roberts, DL, Boston College

Gregory Rousseau, DE, Miami

Asante Samuel Jr., CB, Florida State

Penei Sewell, OL, Oregon

Tyler Shelvin, DL, LSU

Antjuan Simmons, LB, Michigan State

Rashawn Slater, OL, Northwestern

Shi Smith, WR, South Carolina

Caden Sterns, S, Texas

Darius Stills, DL, West Virginia

Grant Stuard, LB, Houston

Sage Surratt, WR, Wake Forest

Ambry Thomas, CB, Michigan

Kadarius Toney, WR, Florida

Harry Trotter, RB, Kansas State

Joe Tryon, LB, Washington

Jaylen Twyman, DL, Pitt

Jay Tufele, DL, USC

DJ Turner, WR, Pitt

Payton Turner, DL, Houston

Christian Uphoff, DB, Illinois State

T.J. Vasher, WR, Texas Tech

Alijah Vera-Tucker, OL, USC (opting back into the 2020 season)

Jake Verity, K, East Carolina

Kary Vincent, DB, LSU

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

Austin Watkins, WR, UAB

Rashad Weaver, DL, Pitt

Pro Wells, TE, TCU

Rachad Wildgoose, CB, Wisconsin

Javonte Williams, RB, North Carolina

Marlon Williams, WR, UCF

Pooka Williams, RB, Kansas

Rodarius Williams, CB, Oklahoma State

Trill Williams, DB, Syracuse

Marco Wilson, DB, Florida

Marvin Wilson, DL, Florida State

Kenny Yeboah, TE, Ole Miss

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