2022 NFL Draft: The underclassmen approved for early entry
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2022 NFL Draft: The underclassmen approved for early entry

Mike Huguenin6 days
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Here is the list of 73 underclassmen who have been granted special early-entry eligibility for the 2022 NFL Draft, as well as 27 players with remaining eligibility who already have fulfilled their academic requirements and thus are eligible for the draft. Players must be three years out of high school to apply for early entry to the draft.

The 2022 NFL Draft is scheduled for April 28-30 in Las Vegas. The draft order is here.

Players with a asterisk are among the 27 who have fulfilled their degree requirements and are eligible for the draft despite having college eligibility remaining.

Alabama

CB Jalyn Armour-Davis*
WR Slade Bolden*
LB Christian Harris
WR John Metchie
OT Evan Neal
WR Jameson Williams

Arizona State

C Dohnovan West

Arkansas

WR Treylon Burks

Boston College

OT Tyler Vrabel

BYU

RB Tyler Allgeier

Cincinnati

RB Jerome Ford*
CB Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner

Clemson

CB Andrew Booth Jr.
WR Justyn Ross (while he has college eligibility remaining, it was determined by the NFL that he doesn’t need special early-entry eligibility)

Colorado

P Josh Watts (while he has college eligibility remaining, it was determined by the NFL that he doesn’t need special early-entry eligibility)

Connecticut

DT Travis Jones (while he has college eligibility remaining, it was determined by the NFL that he doesn’t need special early-entry eligibility)

East Carolina

CB Ja’Quan McMillian
WR Tyler Snead *

Florida

CB Kaiir Elam

Florida State

RB Jashaun Corbin*

Georgia

S Lewis Cine
LB Nakobe Dean
TE John FitzPatrick*
WR George Pickens
DE Travon Walker
RB Zamir White*

Idaho

DT Noah Elliss

Iowa

S Dane Belton
RB Tyler Goodson
C Tyler Linderbaum*

Iowa State

RB Breece Hall

Kentucky

WR Wan’Dale Robinson
OT Dare Rosenthal

LSU

RB Tyrion Davis-Price
CB Cordale Flott
CB Derek Stingley Jr.
K Cade York

Maryland

S Nick Cross

Michigan

CB Vincent Gray*
RB Hassan Haskins*
S Daxton Hill
DT Chris Hinton
OLB David Ojabo

Michigan State

WR Jalen Nailor
RB Kenneth Walker III

Mississippi State

OT Charles Cross
CB Martin Emerson
WR Makai Polk

NC State

OT Ikem Ekwonu
RB Zonovan “Bam” Knight

Nebraska

C Cameron Jurgens

Nevada

QB Carson Strong*

North Carolina

G Joshua Ezeudu*
QB Sam Howell*
CB Kyler McMichael*

Notre Dame

WR Kevin Austin Jr.*
S Kyle Hamilton
RB Kyren Williams

Ohio State

OT Nicholas Petit-Frere*
RB Master Teague*
WR Garrett Wilson

Oklahoma

LB Brian Asamoah*
OLB Nik Bonitto
K Gabe Brkic

Ole Miss

RB Snoop Conner
QB Matt Corral
RB Jerrion Ealy

Oregon

S Verone McKinley III*
DE Kayvon Thibodeaux*
WR Devon Williams
CB Mykael Wright

Penn State

LB Brandon Smith
OT Rasheed Walker

Purdue

WR David Bell
DE George Karlaftis*

San Diego State

P Matt Araiza
G William Dunkle
DE Cameron Thomas*

South Carolina

RB Kevin Harris

Texas A&M

G Kenyon Green
DT DeMarvin Leal
RB Isaiah Spiller
TE Jalen Wydermyer

Texas Tech

WR Erik Ezukanma

Tulsa

OT Tyler Smith

UAB

DE Alex Wright

UCLA

OT Alec Anderson
TE Greg Dulcich*
WR Kyle Philips*
OT Sean Rhyan

USC

P Ben Griffiths
DE Drake Jackson
WR Drake London
CB Chris Steele
CB Isaac Taylor-Stuart*

UTSA

RB Sincere McCormick

Virginia Tech

TE James Mitchell*
OT Luke Tenuta*
CB Jermaine Waller (while he has college eligibility remaining, it was determined by the NFL that he doesn’t need special early-entry eligibility)

Washington

CB Kyler Gordon
CB Trent McDuffie

Western Michigan

QB Kaleb Eleby
WR Skyy Moore

Wisconsin

LB Leo Chenal

Underclassmen in past 10 NFL drafts

DraftNumber
202198
202099
2019144
2018123
2017103
2016107
201584
2014102
201373
201265