NFL DRAFT TRACKER: UNDERCLASSMEN

College players have until midnight to declare for the 2015 NFL Draft. Oregon's Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota is the latest to be added to this list. Last updated - 1-14-15, 1:50 p.m.

Midnight was the deadline for college football’s eligible underclassmen to declare for the NFL Draft. Below is a list.

Once again, it’s these prospects that will dominate the draft. In my latest mock draft 24 of my 32 selections were underclassmen including eight of the first nine picks.

Of course this draft class is led by the last two Heisman Trophy winning quarterbacks, Jameis Winston (FSU) and Marcus Mariota (Oregon). They are expected to be the first two selections of the NFL Draft. Currently, Tampa Bay and Tennessee holds the first and second pick respectively.

There’s a good chance that two running backs are drafted in the first round. They are both juniors and two outstanding talents in Todd Gurley (Georgia) and Melvin Gordon (Wisconsin).

Amari Cooper (Alabama) leads another strong wide receiver group. It’s not as deep as last year’s class but there are quality underclassmen that could all go early. Cooper looks like the sure fire first guy but you also have underclassmen like Kevin White (West Virginia), Dorial Green-Beckham (Oklahoma) and Jaelen Strong (Arizona State).

Of course there are some elite big men on both sides of the ball like offensive tackle Andrus Peat (Stanford) and Ereck Flowers (Miami) and players on the other side like Leonard Williams (USC), Randy Gregory (Nebraska), Dante Fowler (Florida), Eddie Goldman (FSU), Malcom Brown (Texas), Arik Armstead (Oregon), and Shane Ray (Missouri). Most feel Williams is the top rated non-quarterback in this draft.

It’s a nice group of young linebackers. Shaq Thompson (Washington) is one of the best athletes in the draft. Then you have a guy like Benardrick McKinney (Mississippi State), who’s a monster in the middle.

On the back end, Landon Collins (Alabama) is the top rated safety prospect in this draft. Meanwhile, there are quality cornerbacks who are underclassmen who all look to go in the first round like Trae Waynes (Michigan State), Marcus Peters (Washington), P.J. Williams (FSU), and Ronald Darby (FSU).

The NFL will officially release the underclassmen list on January 19.

Of course there were many elite underclassmen who elected to stay in school for another season. That list is here.


Underclassmen That Declared For NFL Draft

Nelson Agholor (WR) USC
Nelson Heads For Next Challenge

Jay Ajayi (RB) Boise State

Kwon Alexander (LB) LSU
Kwon Alexander Declares For NFL

Buck Allen (RB) USC
Goodbye To Buck, And Good Luck

Arik Armstead (DE) Oregon
Armstead To Enter Draft

Deion Barnes (DE) Penn State
Barnes To NFL

Malcom Brown (DT) Texas
Brown Headed to NFL

Alex Carter (CB) Stanford

Sammie Coates (WR) Auburn
Coates Declares for NFL Draft

Tevin Coleman (RB) Indiana
Coleman Declares For The Draft

Jalen Collins (CB) LSU
Jalen Collins Declares For NFL Draft

Landon Collins (S) Alabama

Amari Cooper (WR) Alabama

Xavier Cooper (DT) Washington State
Cougs Cooper Leaving For NFL

Ronald Darby (CB) FSU

Lorenzo Doss (CB) Tulane

Mike Davis (RB) South Carolina

Stefon Diggs (WR) Maryland

Mario Edwards (DE) Florida State State

Durell Eskridge (S) Syracuse
Eskridge Going Pro

George Farmer (OT) USC
Farmer 2nd WR To Go Early

Ereck Flowers (OT) Miami
Flowers Goes In-depth

Dante Fowler (DE) Florida
Fowler Enters NFL Draft

Devin Funchess (WR/TE) Michigan
Funchess Declares for 2015 Draft

Charles Gaines (CB) Louisville

Jacoby Glenn (CB) UCF

Eddie Goldman (DT) Flordia State

Melvin Gordon (RB) Wisconsin
Gordon Will Turn Pro

Dorial Green-Beckham (WR) Oklahoma
DGB Leaving Early For Draft

Deontay Greenberry (WR) Houston

Randy Gregory (DE) Nebraska
Randy Gregory To Turn Pro

Todd Gurley (RB) Georgia

Chris Hackett (S) TCU
Hackett Declares For NFL Draft

Eli Harold (DE) Virginia
Harold To Enter NFL Draft

Chris Harper (WR) Cal
Harper Departs

Dee Hart (RB) Colorado State

Braylon Heard (RB) Kentucky
Heard Heading To NFL

Gerod Holliman (S) Louisville
Holliman Will Enter NFL Draft

D.J. Humphries (OT) Florida
Humphries Says Goodbye to Gator Nation

Brett Hundley (QB) UCLA

Jesse James (TE) Penn State
James Taking Shot At NFL

Duke Johnson (RB) Miami

Matt Jones (RB) Florida

Nigel King (WR) Kansas

Tyler Kroft (TE) Rutgers
Kroft Confident In NFL Future

Marcus Mariota (QB) Oregon
Mariota Moves on to the NFL

Ellis McCarthy (RB) UCLA
McCarthy Declares For Draft

Benardrick McKinney (MLB) Mississippi State
McKinney NFL Bound

Patrick Miller (OT) Auburn
Miller Declares For Draft

Tyler Moore (OG) Florida
Report: Moore To Enter NFL Draft

Andrus Peat (OT) Stanford

Marcus Peters (CB) Washington

Darius Philon (RB) Arkansas
Philon Headed To NFL

Bradley Pinion (P) Clemson
Pinion To Turn Pro

Jeremiah Poutasi (OL) Utah

Jordan Phillips (DT) Oklahoma
Phillips Announces He's Leaving OU

Jeremiah Poutasi (OL) Utah

Shane Ray (DE) Missouri

Josh Robinson (RB) Mississippi State

Shaq Roland (WR) South Carolina

Donovan Smith (OT) Penn State

Noah Spence (DE) Ohio State
Spence Ruled Permanently Ineligible

Jaelen Strong (WR) Arizona State

Shaq Thompson (LB) Washington
Leonard Williams Leaving For The NFL

Trae Waynes (CB) Michigan State

Leonard Williams (DT) USC
Leonard Williams Leaving For The NFL

Maxx Williams (TE) Minnesota

P.J. Williams (CB) Florida State State

Trey Williams (RB) Texas A&M

Jameis Winston (QB) FSU
Jameis Winston Declares For The NFL Draft

T.J. Yeldon (RB) Alabama

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