Jeremiah Trotter Jr. declares for 2024 NFL Draft

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Clemson linebacker Jeremiah Trotter Jr. has announced his intentions to enter the 2024 NFL draft.

Trotter revealed his decision on Instagram following an incredible career with the Tigers.

The junior led Clemson with 87 tackles this season. He also led the Tigers with 14.5 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks. Trotter added two interceptions, two forced fumbles and five pass breakups.

“I would like to first thank God for the blessings he has given me during my time at Clemson. Without God, I would not be where I am today. Next I’d like to thank my family, past coaches and friends I have made throughout my life who have been with me on my journey. I genuinely hold all of you dear because of the sacrifices, love and care you have given me. I have made memories with each of you that I will cherish for the rest of my life. I love you all!” Jeremiah Trotter Jr. posted on Instagram.

“I want to thank my Clemson coaches. All of you have helped show me what it takes to excel in football while teaching me life lessons. All these lessons have helped develop me into the man of God I am today.

To my Clemson teammates, THANK YOU! All of you are not just my friends but my brothers for life. Much of my success on the field is a testament to the many hours of hard work we put in.

Last but not least, THANK YOU, Clemson fans! During my time at Clemson, you have shown my family and I nothing but love and appreciation. We have the best fans in the country. I will never forget the energy you filled Death Valley with during every home game.

After long thought and prayer, I am officially announcing that I am taking the next step in a lifelong dream and declaring for the 2024 NFL draft. I will always be a Clemson Tiger! GO TIGERS!”

More on the 2024 NFL Draft

The 2024 NFL Draft will be held in Detroit, Michigan, with the first round on Thursday, April 25, the second and third rounds on Friday, April 26, and the fourth through seventh rounds on Saturday, April 27.

Players will have the opportunity to solidify their draft stock at the 2024 NFL Scouting Combine, to be held in Indianapolis, Indiana from February 26 through March 4.

The three-day event will be broadcasted throughout the weekend on ESPN and NFL Network.

To be eligible for the NFL Draft, players must be at least three years removed from their final year of high school while having used up their collegiate eligibility. Underclassmen are able to request league approval to become eligible for the draft, as are players who have graduated prior to using up all of their collegiate eligibility.

Last season, 69 players were granted special eligibility for the 2023 NFL Draft. 13 underclassmen who had completed their college degrees were also deemed eligible to be selected.

The deadline to declare for the 2024 NFL Draft is on January 15. NFL teams will receive a full list of eligible players in the class on January 19.