Record number enter 2019 NFL Draft early

A record 135 college football players are bypassing remaining eligibility to enter the 2019 NFL Draft.

The NFL released the official list on Friday and said 103 players were granted special eligibility. Another 32 players graduated while still having college eligibility.

Nine others are eligible without the need for special eligibility.

Among the players who declared prior to Monday’s deadline were Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Kyler Murray of Oklahoma and quarterback Dwayne Haskins of Ohio State. Murray has previously signed a baseball contract with the Oakland Athletics.

Others on the list who figure to go early in the draft are Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa, Michigan defensive end Rashan Gary, Houston defensive tackle Ed Oliver and Alabama defensive tackle Quinnen Williams.

Players granted special eligibility for the 2019 NFL Draft:

Kyler Murray
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Ed Alexander, DT, LSU
Jeff Allison, LB, Fresno State
JJ Arcega-Whiteside, WR, Stanford
Mike Bell, S, Fresno State
Amani Bledsoe, DE, Oklahoma
Nick Bosa, DE, Ohio State
Miles Boykin, WR, Notre Dame
A.J. Brown, WR, Ole Miss
Marquise Brown, WR, Oklahoma
Sean Bunting, CB, Central Michigan
Brian Burns, DE, Florida State
Devin Bush, LB, Michigan
Hamp Cheevers, CB, Boston College
Damarea Crockett, RB, Missouri
Maxx Crosby, DE, Eastern Michigan
Tyrel Dodson, LB, Texas A&M
Greg Dortch, WR, Wake Forest
Clifton Duck, CB, Appalachian State
Jovon Durante, WR, Florida Atlantic
David Edwards, OT, Wisconsin
Bobby Evans, OT, Oklahoma
Datryan Evans, TE, Friends
Noah Fant, TE, Iowa
Jazz Ferguson, WR, Northwestern State
Malik Gant, DB, Marshall
Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, S, Florida
Rashan Gary, DL, Michigan
Zach Gentry, TE, Michigan
Kevin Givens, DT, Penn State
Jalen Guyton, WR, North Texas
Mecole Hardman, WR, Georgia
Kelvin Harmon, WR, N.C. State
N’Keal Harry, WR, Arizona State
Dwayne Haskins, QB, Ohio State
Darrell Henderson, RB, Memphis
Nate Herbig, OG, Stanford
Justice Hill, RB, Oklahoma State
Trysten Hill, DT, Central Florida
T.J. Hockenson, TE, Iowa
Joshuwa Holloman, RB, Eastern Michigan
Elijah Holyfield, RB, Georgia
Travis Homer, RB, Miami
Amani Hooker, DB, Iowa
Lil’Jordan Humphrey, WR, Texas
Joe Jackson, DE, Miami
Josh Jacobs, RB, Alabama
Andre James, OT, UCLA
Darryl Johnson, DE, North Carolina A&T
Diontae Johnson, WR, Toledo
Tyron Johnson, WR, Oklahoma State
Michael Jordan, OG, Ohio State
Vosean Joseph, LB, Florida
Tre Lamar, LB, Clemson
Dexter Lawrence, DT, Clemson
Justin Layne, CB, Michigan State
Greg Little, OT, Ole Miss
David Long, CB, Michigan
Julian Love, CB, Notre Dame
Alize Mack, TE, Notre Dame
Alexander Mattison, RB, Boise State
Connor McGovern, OL, Penn State
D.K. Metcalf, WR, Ole Miss
Shareef Miller, DE, Penn State
Dillon Mitchell, WR, Oregon
David Montgomery, RB, Iowa State
Trayvon Mullen, DB, Clemson
Byron Murphy, CB, Washington
Kyler Murray, QB, Oklahoma
Isaac Nauta, TE, Georgia
Chidi Okeke, OT, Tennessee State
Ed Oliver, DT, Houston
Jachai Polite, DE, Florida
Ryan Pulley, CB, Arkansas
Taylor Rapp, S, Washington
Riley Ridley, WR, Georgia
Tyler Roemer, OT, San Diego State
Miles Sanders, RB, Penn State
Jordan Scarlett, RB, Florida
Kendall Sheffield, DB, Ohio State
Jeffery Simmons, DT, Mississippi State
Devin Singletary, RB, Florida Atlantic
Darius Slayton, WR, Auburn
Irv Smith, TE, Alabama
Kaden Smith, TE, Stanford
Savion Smith, DB, Alabama
Benny Snell, RB, Kentucky
Dredrick Snelson, WR, Central Florida
Jace Sternberger, TE, Texas A&M
Jawaan Taylor, OT, Florida
Darwin Thompson, RB, Utah State
John Ursua, WR, Hawaii
Kahale Warring, TE, San Diego State
Mike Weber, RB, Ohio State
Antoine Wesley, WR, Texas Tech
Devin White, LB, LSU
Kerrith Whyte Jr., RB, Florida Atlantic
Greedy Williams, CB, LSU
James Williams, RB, Washington State
Joejuan Williams, CB, Vanderbilt
Preston Williams, WR, Colorado State
Quinnen Williams, DT, Alabama
Trayveon Williams, RB, Texas A&M
Mack Wilson, LB, Alabama

The following 32 players have in timely fashion under NFL rules officially notified the league office that they have fulfilled their degree requirements. Consequently, they are eligible for selection:
Jarrett Stidham
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Rodney Anderson, RB, Oklahoma
Alex Barnes, RB, Kansas State
Ryan Bates, OT, Penn State
Venzell Boulware, OL, Miami
Hakeem Butler, WR, Iowa State
Xavier Crawford, CB, Central Michigan
Jamel Dean, CB, Auburn
Clelin Ferrell, DL, Clemson
Cody Ford, OL, Oklahoma
Youhanna Ghaifan, DT, Wyoming
Joe Giles-Harris, LB, Duke
Penny Hart, WR, Georgia State
Tyree Jackson, QB, Buffalo
Daniel Jones, QB, Duke
Dre’Mont Jones, DL, Ohio State
Dawson Knox, TE, Ole Miss
David Long, LB, West Virginia
Erik McCoy, OL, Texas A&M
Jakobi Meyers, WR, N.C. State
Anthony Nelson, DE, Iowa
Tony Pollard, RB, Memphis
Anthony Ratliff-Williams, WR, North Carolina
Dax Raymond, TE, Utah State
Quart’e Sapp, LB, Tennessee
Cortrelle Simpson, WR, Richmond
Sutton Smith, DE, Northern Illinois
Jarrett Stidham, QB, Auburn
William Sweet, OT, North Carolina
Josiah Tauaefa, LB, UTSA
Deionte Thompson, S, Alabama
Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama
Caleb Wilson, TE, UCLA

The following players inquired about their draft status and are eligible for selection without the need for special eligibility:

Sean Adesanya, DE, Central Michigan
Blessuan Austin, DB, Rutgers
Jordan Brailford, DE, Oklahoma State
Keenen Brown, TE, Texas State
Byron Cowart, DE, Maryland
D’Andre Ferby, DE, Western Kentucky
P.J.Johnson, DT, Arizona
Daniel LaCamera, K, Texas A&M
L.J. Scott, RB, Michigan State

–Field Level Media

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