The National Football League announced the names of 74 players who have been granted special eligibility for the 2015 NFL Draft and 10 players who have graduated with college football eligibility remaining and are also eligible for selection in the April 30-May 2 draft at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in Chicago.

The following 10 players have in timely fashion under NFL rules officially notified the league office that they have graduated. Consequently, they are eligible for selection in the 2015 Draft:

1. Deion Barnes – DE, Penn State
2. Sammie Coates – WR, Auburn
3. Zach D’Orazio – WR, Akron
4. Charles Gaines – DB, Louisville
5. Dee Hart – RB, Colorado State
6. Brett Hundley – QB, UCLA
7, Nigel King – WR, Kansas
8. Marcus Mariota – QB, Oregon
9. Donovan Smith – T, Penn State
10. Tacoi Sumler – WR, Appalachian State

Each of the 74 players granted special eligibility has met the league’s three-year eligibility rule and each has submitted a written application in which he renounced his remaining college football eligibility. The deadline for receiving applications was January 15.

The 74 players granted special eligibility is a 24.5 percent decrease from the 2014 total of 98 and represents the first time the number has dropped from the preceding year since 2009.

The players granted special eligibility for the 2015 NFL Draft:

Player – Position, College
1. Nelson Agholor – WR, Southern California
2. Jay Ajayi – RB, Boise State
3. Kwon Alexander – LB, Louisiana State
4. Javorius Allen – RB, Southern California
5. Arik Armstead – DE, Oregon
6. Malcom Brown – DT, Texas
7. Alex Carter – DB, Stanford
8. B.J. Catalon – RB, Texas Christian
9. Tevin Coleman – TE, Indiana
10. Jalen Collins – DB, Louisiana State
11. Landon Collins – DB, Alabama
12. Amari Cooper – WR, Alabama
13. Xavier Cooper – DT , Washington State
14. Christian Covington – DT, Rice
15. DaVaris Daniels – WR, Notre Dame
16. Ronald Darby – DB, Florida State
17. Mike Davis – RB, South Carolina
18. Stefon Diggs – WR, Maryland
19. Lorenzo Doss – DB, Tulane
20. Mario Edwards – DE, Florida State
21. Durell Eskridge – DB, Syracuse
22. George Farmer – WR, Southern California
23. Max Flores – LB, Northern Colorado
24. Ereck Flowers – T, Miami-Florida
25. Dante Fowler – DE, Florida
26. Devin Funchess – WR, Michigan
27. Jacoby Glenn – DB, Central Florida
28. Eddie Goldman – DT, Florida State
29. Melvin Gordon – RB, Wisconsin
30. Dorial Green-Beckham – WR, Missouri
31. Deontay Greenberry – WR, Houston
32. Randy Gregory – DE, Nebraska
33. Todd Gurley – RB, Georgia
34. Chris Hackett – DB, Texas Christian
35. Eli Harold – DE, Virginia
36. Chris Harper – WR, California
37. Braylon Heard – RB, Kentucky
38. Gerod Holliman – DB, Louisville
39. D.J. Humphries – T, Florida
40. Danielle Hunter – DE, Louisiana State
41. David Irving – DT, Iowa State
42. Jesse James – TE, Penn State
43. Duke Johnson – RB, Miami-Florida
44. Matt Jones – RB, Florida
45. Tyler Kroft – TE, Rutgers
46. Ellis McCarthy – DT, UCLA
47. Benardrick McKinney – LB, Mississippi State
48. Patrick Miller – T, Auburn
49. Tyler Moore – G, Florida
50. Rakeem Nunez-Roches – DT, Southern Mississippi
51. Andrus Peat – T, Stanford
52. Breshad Perriman – WR, Central Florida
53. Marcus Peters – DB, Washington
54. Jordan Phillips – DT, Oklahoma
55. Darius Philon – DT, Arkansas
56. Bradley Pinion – P, Clemson
57. Jaquel Pitts – WR, Trinity International
58. Jeremiah Poutasi – T, Utah
59. Darien Rankin – LB, North Carolina
60. Shane Ray – DE, Missouri
61. Josh Robinson – RB, Mississippi State
62. James Sample – DB, Louisville
63. Jean Sifrin – TE, Massachusetts
64. Jaelen Strong – WR, Arizona State
65. Shaq Thompson – LB, Washington
66. Max Valles – LB, Virginia
67. Easton Wahlstrom – LS, Arizona State
68. Trae Waynes – DB, Michigan State
69. Leonard Williams – DE, Southern California
70. Maxx Williams – TE, Minnesota
71. P.J. Williams – DB, Florida State
72. Trey Williams – RB, Texas A&M
73. Jameis Winston – QB, Florida State
74. T.J. Yeldon – RB, Alabama

The NFL Draft will kick off in primetime for the sixth consecutive year. The first round will be held on Thursday, April 30 in Chicago. The second and third rounds are set for Friday, May 1. Rounds four through seven will be held on Saturday, May 2.

The players granted special eligibility for the NFL Draft the past 10 years:

Year – Players Granted Special Eligibility
2015 – 74
2014 – 98
2013 – 73
2012 – 65
2011 – 56
2010 – 53
2009 – 46
2008 – 53
2007 – 40
2006 – 52

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