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2016 NFL Draft underclassmen list: over 100 early entries

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The deadline to elect to enter the draft was January 18, and a record number of underclassmen declared their intentions this year. Here's the full list.

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January 18 was the deadline eligible underclassmen to declare their intent to enter the 2016 NFL Draft. Once a player has declared eligibility, they leave the NCAA and can be drafted by NFL teams. This year, a record number of players (at least 105) chose to enter the draft early. Here is the list, provided by NFL.com:

  • Bralon Addison, WR, Oregon
  • Roberto Aguayo, K, Florida State
  • Dominique Alexander, LB, Oklahoma
  • Mackensie Alexander, CB, Clemson
  • Eli Apple, CB, Ohio State
  • Demarcus Ayers, WR, Houston
  • Peyton Barber, RB, Auburn
  • Vonn Bell, DB, Ohio State
  • Caleb Benenoch, OL, UCLA
  • Andrew Billings, DT, Baylor
  • Travis Blanks, LB, Clemson
  • Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State
  • Tyler Boyd, WR, Pittsburgh
  • Daniel Braverman, WR, Western Michigan
  • Zac Brooks, RB, Clemson
  • Beniquez Brown, LB, Mississippi State
  • Artie Burns, CB, Miami
  • Kenny Clark, DT, UCLA
  • Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor
  • Shon Coleman, OL, Auburn
  • Alex Collins, RB, Arkansas
  • Maliek Collins, DT, Nebraska
  • Jack Conklin, OL, Michigan State
  • Pharoh Cooper, WR, South Carolina
  • Kamalei Correa, DL, Boise State
  • Su'a Cravens, LB, USC
  • Kevin Dodd, DE, Clemson
  • Thomas Duarte, WR, UCLA
  • Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State
  • Eric Enderson, P, Delaware
  • Leonard Floyd, LB, Georgia
  • Kendall Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech
  • Will Fuller, WR, Notre Dame
  • Jared Goff, QB, Cal
  • T.J. Green, S, Clemson
  • David Grinnage, TE, North Carolina State
  • Glenn Gronkowski, FB, Kansas State
  • Christian Hackenberg, QB, Penn State
  • Vernon Hargreaves, CB, Florida
  • Jerald Hawkins, OL, LSU
  • Derrick Henry, RB, Alabama
  • Hunter Henry, TE, Arkansas
  • Willie Henry, DT, Michigan
  • Rashard Higgins, WR, Colorado State
  • Austin Hooper, TE, Stanford
  • Jordan Howard, RB, Indiana
  • Xavien Howard, CB, Baylor
  • Germain Ifedi, OT, Texas A&M
  • Myles Jack, LB, UCLA
  • Quinton Jefferson, DL, Maryland
  • Austin Johnson, DT, Penn State
  • Cardale Jones, QB, Ohio State
  • Cayleb Jones, WR, Arizona
  • Chris Jones, DL, Mississippi State
  • Damontae Kazee, CB, San Diego State
  • Jayron Kearse, DB, Clemson
  • Denver Kirkland, OT, Arkansas
  • Darius Latham, DL, Indiana
  • Kenny Lawler, WR, Cal
  • Shaq Lawson, DE, Clemson
  • Darron Lee, LB, Ohio State
  • Roger Lewis, WR, Bowling Green
  • Steve Longa, LB, Rutgers
  • Paxton Lynch, QB, Memphis
  • Jalin Marshall, WR, Ohio State
  • Keith Marshall, RB, Georgia
  • Alex McCalister, DE, Florida
  • Brett McMakin, LB, Northern Iowa
  • Keanu Neal, S, Florida
  • Yannick Ngakoue, DL, Maryland
  • Robert Nkemdiche, DL, Ole Miss
  • Marquez North, WR, Tennessee
  • Emmanuel Ogbah, DL, Oklahoma State
  • Paul Perkins, RB, UCLA
  • Tyvis Powell, safety, Ohio State
  • C.J. Prosise, RB, Notre Dame
  • Jalen Ramsey, DB, Florida State
  • Alex Redmond, OL, UCLA
  • Hassan Ridgeway, DT, Texas
  • A'Shawn Robinson, DT, Alabama
  • Demarcus Robinson, WR, Florida
  • Rashard Robinson, CB, LSU
  • KeiVarae Russell, CB, Notre Dame
  • Zack Sanchez, CB, Oklahoma
  • Isaac Seumalo, OL, Oregon State
  • Wendell Smallwood, RB, West Virginia
  • Jaylon Smith, LB, Notre Dame
  • Noah Spence, DE, Eastern Kentucky
  • Ronnie Stanley, OT, Notre Dame
  • Kelvin Taylor, RB, Florida
  • Michael Thomas, WR, Ohio State
  • Ron Thompson, DE, Syracuse
  • Corey Tindal, CB, Marshall
  • Laquon Treadwell, WR, Ole Miss
  • Laremy Tunsil, OT, Ole Miss
  • Vincent Valentine, DL, Nebraska
  • Nick Vigil, LB, Utah State
  • Cleveland Wallace III, CB, San Jose State
  • Dwayne Washington, RB, Washington
  • Stephen Weatherly, LB, Vanderbilt
  • Jonathan Williams, RB, Arkansas
  • De'Runnya Wilson, WR, Mississippi State
  • Daryl Worley, CB, West Virginia
  • Scooby Wright III, LB, Arizona
  • Avery Young, OL, Auburn

The school with the most underclassmen to vacate was Ohio State, which sees nine departures. Clemson and UCLA also lost a large number of players, with seven and six, respectively, declaring for the draft. Nick Saban must have worked some voodoo magic, because Alabama only had two underclassmen file for the draft despite winning the national championship: Derrick Henry and A'Shawn Robinson. That means talents like Jonathan Allen, Tim Williams, and O.J. Howard will be back in Tuscaloosa next fall, and you can probably pencil in the Crimson Tide as the odds-on favorites for the next national championship.

A name that may catch notice above is fullback Glenn Gronkowski, an Amherst native and the youngest brother of Rob Gronkowski. He'll make up one half of a pair of fullbacks with a notable connection; Derek Watt, the brother of J.J. Watt, was a fullback at Wisconsin and is playing in the East-West Shrine game this week.