Record number of underclassmen declare for NFL draft

In recent years the increase typically numbers eight to 10 additional prospects. This year a stunning 102 underclassmen declared their eligibility for the NFL draft this May (including four players to graduate early), up from last year's figure of 73 underclass eligibles.

YearSpecial Eligibility
201498
201373
201265
201156
201053
200946
200853
200740
200652
200551

For Bills GM Doug Whaley it's an attractive additional pool of talent that has their personnel department intrigued despite the fact that it adds to their already heavy workload this time of year.

"The list definitely catches your attention when it comes to the record number of underclassmen who have declared for the 2014 draft," Whaley told Buffalobills.com. "As a personnel staff, we'll continue to follow our usual protocol and listen to the initial reads on the underclassmen during our BLESTO meetings at the Senior Bowl. Plus, our scouts will continue our evaluations on all the eligible players in this year's draft class and we look forward to selecting players who will add to our talent-base on the roster."

Here's the list of underclassmen by position who have declared themselves eligible for the 2014 NFL draft.

Pos.PlayerCollege
WRDavante AdamsFresno State
WROdell BeckhamLouisiana State
WRKelvin BenjaminFlorida State
WRChris BoydVanderbilt
WRMartavis BryantClemson
WRBrandon ColemanRutgers
WRBrandin CooksOregon State
WRBruce EllingtonSouth Carolina
WRMike EvansTexas A&M
WRAustin FranklinNew Mexico State
WRJamel JohnsonAlabama State
WRJarvis LandryLouisiana State
WRCody LatimerIndiana
WRMarqise LeeSouthern California
WRDonte MoncriefMississippi
WRPaul RichardsonColorado
WRAllen RobinsonPenn State
WRWillie SneadBall State
WRJosh StewartOklahoma State
WRSammy WatkinsClemson
TEJace AmaroTexas Tech
TEEric EbronNorth Carolina
TEXavier GrimbleSouthern California
TENic JacobsMcNeese State
TEA.C. LeonardTennessee State
TEColt LyerlaOregon
TEJake MurphyUtah
TETroy NiklasNotre Dame
TERichard RodgersCalifornia
TEAustin Seferian-JenkinsWashington
TCameron FlemingStanford
TTerrance HackneyBethune-Cookman
TCyrus KouandjioAlabama
TAntonio RichardsonTennessee
TGreg RobinsonAuburn
TDavid YankeyStanford
RBGeorge AtkinsonNotre Dame
RBKapri BibbsColorado State
RBBrendan BigelowCalifornia
RBAlfred BlueLouisiana State
RBKa'Deem CareyArizona
RBIsaiah CrowellAlabama State
RBDevonta FreemanFlorida State
RBJeremy HillLouisiana State
RBStorm JohnsonCentral Florida
RBHenry JoseyMissouri
RBTre MasonAuburn
RBAdam MuemaSan Diego State
RBDarrin ReavesAlabama-Birmingham
RBBishop SankeyWashington
RBLache SeastrunkBaylor
RBJerome SmithSyracuse
RBJohn SpooneyBrown
RBDe'Anthony ThomasOregon
RBTerrance WestTowson
RBJames WilderFlorida State
QBBlake BortlesCentral Florida
QBJohnny ManzielTexas A&M
QBBrett SmithWyoming
QBTeddy BridgewaterLouisville
LBKhairi ForttCalifornia
LBRyan ShazierOhio State
LBYawin SmallwoodConnecticut
LBAdrian HubbardAlabama
GXavier Su'a-FiloUCLA
GTrai TurnerLouisiana State
DTEgo FergusonLouisiana State
DTCarlos GrayNorth Carolina State
DTTimmy JerniganFlorida State
DTAnthony JohnsonLouisiana State
DTViliami MoalaCalifornia
DTLouis NixNotre Dame
DTKelcy QuarlesSouth Carolina
DEJadeveon ClowneySouth Carolina
DEScott CrichtonOregon State
DEKony EalyMissouri
DEDemarcus LawrenceBoise State
DEAaron LynchSouth Florida
DEChris McCainCalifornia
DEJeoffrey PaganAlabama
DERonald PowellFlorida
DEStephon TuittNotre Dame
DEGeorge UkoSouthern California
DECarl BradfordArizona State
DBNick AddisonBethune-Cookman
DBBashaud BreelandClemson
DBHa Ha Clinton-DixAlabama
DBJonathan DowlingWestern Kentucky
DBVictor HamptonSouth Carolina
DBKameron JacksonCalifornia
DBAlbert Louis-JeanBoston College
DBTerrance MitchellOregon
DBCalvin PryorLouisville
DBLoucheiz PurifoyFlorida
DBEd ReynoldsStanford
DBMarcus RobersonFlorida
DBBradley RobyOhio State
DBVinnie SunseriAlabama
DBPierre WarrenJacksonville State
DBDion BaileySouthern California
CRussell BodineNorth Carolina
CMarcus MartinSouthern California
* denotes players who have in timely fashion under NFL rules officially notified the league that they have graduated. Consequently, they are eligible for selection in the 2014 Draft.

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