NFL Draft 2016: Official List of Eligible Underclassmen Released

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NFL Draft 2016: Official List of Eligible Underclassmen Released
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On Friday afternoon, NFL Communications announced its official list of eligible underclassmen that will be entering April's draft.   

There are 96 players that have been granted special eligibility to pursue their NFL dreams. Here is the full list:

Underclassmen Eligible for 2016 NFL Draft
Player Position School
Bralon Addison WR Oregon
Dominique Alexander LB Oklahoma
Mackensie Alexander DB Clemson
Eli Apple DB Ohio State
Demarcus Ayers WR Houston
Peyton Barber RB Auburn
Vonn Bell DB Ohio State
Caleb Benenoch T UCLA
Andrew Billings DT Baylor
Dariusz Bladek G Bethune-Cookman
Joey Bosa DE Ohio State
Tyler Boyd WR Pittsburgh
Daniel Braverman WR Western Michigan
Beniquez Brown LB Mississippi State
Artie Burns DB Miami (FL)
Kenny Clark DT UCLA
Corey Coleman WR Baylor
Trenton Coles DB Duquesne
Alex Collins RB Arkansas
Maliek Collins DT Nebraska
Jack Conklin T Michigan State
Pharoh Cooper WR South Carolina
Kamalei Correa DE Boise State
Su'a Cravens LB USC
Elijah Daniel DT Murray State
Terrell Davis LB British Columbia
Kevin Dodd DE Clemson
Thomas Duarte TE UCLA
Ezekiel Elliott RB Ohio State
Leonard Floyd LB Georgia
Kendall Fuller DB Virginia Tech
Will Fuller WR Notre Dame
Jared Goff QB California
T.J. Green DB Clemson
David Grinnage TE North Carolina State
Christian Hackenberg QB Penn State
Vernon Hargreaves DB Florida
Jerald Hawkins T 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 DB Baylor
Germain Ifedi T Texas A&M
Myles Jack LB UCLA
Cardale Jones QB Ohio State
Cayleb Jones WR Arizona
Chris Jones DT Mississippi State
Jayron Kearse DB Clemson
Denver Kirkland T Arkansas
Darius Latham DT Indiana
Kenny Lawler WR California
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
Alex McCalister DE Florida
Brett McMakin LB Northern Iowa
Keanu Neal DB Florida
Yannick Ngakoue DE Maryland
Robert Nkemdiche DT Ole Miss
Marquez North WR Tennessee
Emmanuel Ogbah DE Oklahoma State
Paul Perkins RB UCLA
Joe Powell DB Globe
C.J. Prosise RB Notre Dame
Jalen Ramsey DB Florida State
Alex Redmond G UCLA
Hassan Ridgeway DT Texas
A'Shawn Robinson DT Alabama
Demarcus Robinson WR Florida
Rashard Robinson DB LSU
Aldrick Rosas K Southern Oregon
Zack Sanchez DB Oklahoma
Isaac Seumalo G Oregon State
Wendell Smallwood RB West Virginia
Jaylon Smith LB Notre Dame
Tyrell Smith T UMass
Ronnie Stanley T Notre Dame
Kelvin Taylor RB Florida
Ron Thompson DE Syracuse
Laquon Treadwell WR Ole Miss
Laremy Tunsil T Ole Miss
Quinn van Gylswyk K British Columbia
Nick Vigil LB Utah State
Cleveland Wallace DB San Jose State
Dwayne Washington RB Washington
Stephen Weatherly LB Vanderbilt
De'Runnya Wilson WR Mississippi State
Daryl Worley DB West Virginia
Scooby Wright LB Arizona
Avery Young T Auburn

This is the most underclassmen given special eligibility since 2014, when 98 players left school early and headed to the league. That was also the most players declaring for the draft in the past 10 years. 

However, declaring for the draft early doesn't automatically spell success as CBS Sports' Dan Brugler pointed out:

There are some big names on this list that will surely headline the draft, including Ole Miss offensive lineman Laremy Tunsil, Florida State defensive back Jalen Ramsey and Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa, who have been projected by's Mel Kiper Jr. to go near the top of the draft. 

Bosa could go No. 1 overall.

Alabama running back and Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry, fresh off a national championship win, is also headed to the draft after his historic junior season that saw him break SEC records for most rushing yards in a season. 

ESPN College Football discussed how Henry might fare at the next level:

He is joined by fellow teammate and defensive tackle A'Shawn Robinson.

We'll all be finding out where these underclassmen are headed to begin their NFL journeys on April 28 when the draft kicks off from Chicago, Illinois. 

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