January 16, 2021

2021 NFL Draft Underclassmen Tracker: Full list of college football players leaving early

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One of the biggest elements of any college football season revolves around which players will...

One of the biggest elements of any college football season revolves around which players will be leaving college early as underclassmen and declaring for the NFL Draft. Below is the 2021 NFL Draft underclassmen tracker, which will highlight which college football players have already made declarations and who is considering their options leading up to the NFL Draft declaration deadline.

Tony Pauline has been reporting which college football players are considering leaving college early

Throughout the season, PFN Draft Analyst and Insider Tony Pauline has been publishing analysis and information regarding draft prospects, and we will continue to update this NFL Draft underclassmen tracker whenever we get more information.

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For rumored college football declarations, please note that this is what Pauline was hearing at the time it was reported and has not been officially confirmed by the player nor the school. As with everything, especially NFL Draft prospects, situations can change. If anything does change, we will update our NFL Draft underclassmen tracker with the new information.

When is the NFL Draft declaration deadline?

The underclassmen declaration date for the 2021 NFL Draft has yet to be confirmed. However, expectations are that it will fall around January 18th, seven days after the National Championship. For the 2020 NFL Draft, the date was January 17th, with the National Championship having been played on January 10th.

How are things different in 2021?

The NCAA has granted each player another year of eligibility, adding complication to the process. Under normal rules, a player has five calendar years in which they can play up to four years of any sport. However, this new rule now means a player can play a fifth year, and their eligibility is spread across six calendar years and not five.

Therefore, heading into the 2021 NFL Draft, all players will have college eligibility remaining, essentially making them underclassmen, and will need to declare by the deadline. Additionally, NFL combine invites for senior prospects that have not yet declared will likely be delayed.

This also affects NFL scouts, who cannot interact with players with NCAA eligibility remaining. This could have an impact on the Tropical Bowl, which is traditionally held ahead of the declaration deadline. As it stands, scouts would not be able to interact with any FBS senior that had not officially declared.

2021 NFL Draft underclassmen tracker

Before we get into the 2021 NFL Draft underclassmen tracker, let’s take a look at the latest news. Which college football players have got ahead of the NFL Draft declaration deadline? Which college football players is Tony Pauline hearing may be considering a potential declaration after the 2020 season?

What is the latest news regarding underclassmen declaring for the 20201 NFL Draft?

The following college football players have recently stated they will be leaving early, declaring their intent to enter the 2021 NFL Draft ahead of the 2021 declaration deadline.

  • Ar’Darius Washington, S, TCU
  • Creed Humphrey, C, Oklahoma
  • Davis Mills, QB, Stanford
  • Daviyon Nixon, DT, Iowa
  • Jaret Patterson, RB, Buffalo
  • Kayode Awosika, OL, Buffalo
  • Monty Rice, LB, Georgia
  • Talanoa Hufanga, S, USC

The following players have announced their intention to return to school:

  • Tre Sterling, S, Oklahoma State
  • Tyler Linderbaum, C, Iowa
  • Zion Johnson, OL, Boston College

What is the latest news that Tony Pauline is hearing regarding NFL Draft underclassmen? Which college football players are rumored to be leaving early and entering the 2021 NFL Draft?

On the December 30th episode of the Draft Insiders live show, Tony Pauline provided the following news and updates:

Trevon Moehrig, S, TCU: “Going to enter the draft. I believe TCU’s bowl game against Arkansas was canceled. I wouldn’t be surprised if he announces publicly within the next day or two that he is entering the draft.”

Chris Rumph, DE, Duke: “I hear that he is heavily leaning towards entering the draft.”

Jake Ferguson, TE, Wisconsin: “Jake Ferguson, the tight end, was 50-50, as I had reported a couple of weeks ago. I was told that he was telling people in his inner circle, that if he had a big bowl game then he was going to enter the draft. He was mediocre today. I still think he’s 50-50. I don’t think any decision has been made there.”

Jack Sanborn, LB, Wisconsin: “I’m told Sanborn, very likely, if not definitely going back to Wisconsin. Wants to play with his brother.”

Marlon Tuipulotu, DT, USC: “I’m told he is on the fence. He is the defensive tackle. He’s waiting for his grade from the advisory committee. I’m sure he is going to get a grade that says, “go back to school”. It’s basically he’s deciding whether going back to USC for another year is really going to elevate his draft stock. I’m told the decision is really about 50-50”

Budda Bolden, S, Miami: “I had been led to believe all along he was leaning towards entering the draft. I have heard he kind of has pulled back a little bit. There is some people that think he is 50-50, doesn’t know which way to go yet.”

Full 2021 NFL Draft underclassmen tracker


Player Name Pos School Status Conference Year Comments
Paulson Adebo CB Stanford Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft Pac-12 Senior
Jack Anderson IOL Texas Tech Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft Big 12 Senior
Calvin Ashley OT FAU Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft C-USA RS Junior
Daniel Archibong DT Temple Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft AAC RS Senior
Chatarius Atwell WR Louisville Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft ACC Junior November 25 Draft Insiders podcast “I’m told that TuTu Atwell, the receiver from Louisville is also going to enter the draft. In fact, Javian Hawkins is telling people that TuTu Atwell is going to enter the draft.”
Jhamon Ausbon WR Texas A&M Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft SEC Senior
Kayode Awosika OL Buffalo Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft MAC RS Senior
Christian Barmore DT Alabama Rumored to declare SEC RS Sophomore December 2 Draft Insiders podcast: “I’m also told that Christian Barmore, the defensive tackle, multiple people tell me that he will also enter the draft.”
Rashod Bateman WR Minnesota Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft Big Ten Junior September 23 Draft Insiders podcast: “Obviously Bateman wants to come back we’ll have to see what happens with the NCAA. It’s one of those situations where he did sign with an agent so we’ll we’ll see if the NCAA is willing to overlook that if they give him the green light, which I hope they do he’ll be back on the field”
Jadan Blue RB Temple Undecided AAC RS Junior December 16 Draft Insiders podcast: “The other guy who is on the bubble as to whether he is going to enter the draft or not is Jadan Blue, the game-breaking receiver… I’m told with Blue, he is kind of on the fence as to whether or not he is going to enter the draft. He is waiting to get his grade back from the Advisory committee. Although the grade is going to say “go back to school” because, right now, Blue is a Day 3 pick.”
Bubba Bolden S Miami Rumored to declare ACC RS Junior December 30 Draft Insiders podcast: “I had been led to believe all along he was leaning towards entering the draft. I have heard he kind of has pulled back a little bit. There is some people that think he is 50-50, doesn’t know which way to go yet.”

November 18 Draft Insiders podcast: “Bubba Bolden of Miami. The Safety. I’m hearing a lot of rumblings that he is seriously considering entering the draft. Miami usually loses a lot of underclassmen.”

Nick Bolton LB Missouri Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft SEC Junior November 11 Draft Insiders podcast: “I’m told Nick Bolton, the linebacker from Missouri will enter the draft. I’m told that it is basically a done deal right now.”
Larry Borom OL Missouri Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft SEC RS Junior
Rakeem Boyd RB Arkansas Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft SEC Senior
Mike Boykin DT North Alabama Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft Big South (FCS) RS Senior
William Bradley-King EDGE Baylor Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft Big 12 RS Senior
Brady Breeze S Oregon Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft Pac-12 RS Senior
Charlie Brewer QB Baylor Transfering to another school Big 12 Senior
Ben Brown OT Mississippi Rumored to declare SEC Junior Week 8 College Gameday Blog: I gave Brown a fifth-round grade before the season began but have since moved him to the fourth frame.  I’m told there is a very good chance he enters the draft after the season.
Chris Brown S Texas Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft Big 12 RS Senior
Dyami Brown WR North Carolina Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft ACC Junior December 16 Draft Insiders podcast“Dyami Brown, another ACC player, an explosive wide receiver from North Carolina, a guy who improved his reception numbers, his receiving yards numbers, even though it was kind of a chaotic season. Another guy, who coming into the year over the summer I graded him as a Day 2 pick. I’m told he’s going to enter the draft.”
Shakur Brown CB Michigan State Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft Big Ten RS Junior
Spencer Brown OT Northern Iowa Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft MVFC (FCS) RS Senior Week 4 College Gameday Blog: With a number of FCS Conferences postponing the season until next spring, several draftable prospects have decided to bypass the delayed start of the 2020 campaign and prepare for the draft. Two such players are offensive tackle Spencer Brown and pass rusher Elerson Smith- both from Northern Iowa. I’m told Spencer Brown has looked terrific in the early going of training and is working out with Joe Staley, the six-time Pro Bowl tackle who recently retired.
Tre Brown CB Oklahoma Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft Big 12 Senior
Shane Buechele QB SMU Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft AAC RS Senior
Rodjay Burns LB Louisville Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft ACC RS Senior
Donavaughn Campbell OL Louisiana Tech Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft C-USA RS Senior
Tyson Campbell CB Georgia Rumored to declare SEC Junior December 16 Draft Insiders podcast: “let’s talk about two corners from Georgia, two underclassmen corners, Tyson Campbell and Eric Stokes. I’m told both of those guys are expected to enter the draft. Both of them presently grade as third round picks on my board,”
Michael Carter RB North Carolina Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft ACC Senior
Marlon Character S Louisville Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft ACC RS Senior
Ja’Marr Chase WR LSU Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft SEC Junior
Brady Christensen OT BYU Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft Independent RS Junior November 26 Draft Insiders podcast: “I’m also hearing his left tackle, Brady Christensen, who I hae graaded as a fourth rounder right now, is also leaning towards entering the draft. I thionk I’ll get a better picture of it this weekend, but Christensen is a tremendous tackle.”
Andre Cisco S Syracuse Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft ACC Junior Week 2 College Football Gameday Blog: Cisco looks like a lock to enter the 2021 NFL Draft at this point.
Ben Cleveland OL Georgia Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft SEC Senior
Nico Collins WR Michigan Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft Big Ten Senior September 23 Draft Insiders podcast: “I think Nico Collins is a bit strange. I mean I think he caught a lot of people by surprise. It looks like he’s going to opt out.”
Zaven Collins LB Tulsa Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft AAC Junior November 25 Draft Insiders podcast: “He’s a smart guy, a pre-med student, who as I said, is expected to enter the draft. I’m told he has already sewn up his representation.”

November 18 Draft Insiders podcast: “One guy that is rarely spoken about but he is going to enter the draft and he is going to get conversation and discussion as a potential late first round pick is Tulsa linebacker Zaven Collins. I’m told it is a done deal that collins will enter the draft.”

Week 11 College Football Gameday Blog: Only a junior, I’m told there’s about a 90% chance that Collins enters the 2021 NFL Draft.

Samuel Cosmi OT Texas Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft Big 12 RS Junior
Damonte Coxie WR Memphis Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft AAC RS Senior
Aashari Crosswell S Arizona State Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft Pac-12 Junior
Frank Darby WR Arizona State Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft Pac-12
Jaelon Darden WR North Texas Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft C-USA Senior
Christian Darrisaw OT Virginia Tech Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft ACC Junior December 16 Draft Insiders podcast: “in the gameday blog, I had reported that I was being told that Christian Darrisaw will enter the draft. I confirmed that earlier this week, where he has told people that he has already chosen an agent. Virginia Tech announced today (Wednesday) that they are opting out of the bowl games, they will not be playing in the postseason… so I think it is just a matter of how soon Christian Darrisaw publicly announces that he is going to enter the draft.”

Week 15 College Football Gameday Blog: “In the lead-up to this weekend’s contest, I was told it’s about 80% the left tackle enters the draft.  Earlier today, a source close to the situation told me Darrisaw will enter the draft and has chosen an agent.”

Week 9 NFL Draft Stock: I graded Christian Darrisaw as a second-day selection over the summer, and the junior left tackle has not disappointed, playing steady football and showing improvement in his game. Darrisaw is a terrific pass blocker who is also very agile and effective in motion. While he needs to improve his finishing strength, Darrisaw has big upside. The feeling I get talking with people is that Darrisaw is leaning towards entering the 2021 NFL Draft after the season.

Zach Davidson TE Central Missouri Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft MIAA (Div II) RS Senior
Brady Davis QB Illisnois State Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft MVFC (FCS) RS Senior
Jordan Davis DT Georgia Rumored to declare SEC Junior Week 6 College Football Gameday Blog: Today sources told me the plans for Davis, who has shown a lot of improvement this season, include entering the draft after the season.  In fact, one source told me, “It’s a done deal,” on the matter of Davis entering the draft.  Presently Davis grades as a fourth-round prospect on my board, though he has upward momentum on his side.  Scouts I’ve spoken with believe he’s a late second, early third-round selection.
Wyatt Davis IOL Ohio State Originally opted out but returned to scholl for the 2020 season Big Ten RS Junior
Divine Deablo DB Virginia Tech Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft ACC RS Senior
D’Antne Demery OL FIU Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft C-USA RS Senior
Tommy Doyle OT Miami (OH) Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft MAC RS Senior September 23 Draft Insiders podcast: “I’m told that the Miami RedHawks coaches have told both of those players that if we play this wall they want them back and both of those players will return. Now doyle is highly considered in some areas. He got a decent grade from some scouts coming into the season. Other places think he’s more of a late round pick even a free agent, that’s where i have him. He’s a big guy he’s got an upside, he would really benefit. Rugamba is a solid player, he’s good athlete, he’s got good size, but he really needs to improve on his corner technique. I think with both those guys, especially with Rugamba, there’ll be some issues as to signing with an agent, will they allow them back into the fold? But i think you’ve got to make exceptions because the MAC had said they were canceling their season, they weren’t playing until the spring, so the guy’s got to prepare for his future if they come back to the football field in the fall like we’re like it looks like they’re going to you’ve got to make exceptions for those guys.”

Week 2 College Football Gameday Blog: Offensive tackle Tommy Doyle and cornerback Manny Rugamba of Miami (Ohio) are two MAC prospects who have already announced they’re bypassing the upcoming season to prepare for the draft.

Kenderick Duncan Jr. S Georgia Southern Rumored to declare Sun Belt RS Junior December 2 Draft Insiders podcast: “Couple of weeks ago, we talked about Kenderick Duncan Jr. the safety from Georgia, who I’m told I was here at that time was gonna enter the draft. I’m told he really hasn’t made a decision yet it’s about 50-50 right now as to whether or not he’s gonna enter the draft or return to school. Won’t be a decision until long after the season is done”

November 18 Draft Insiders podcast: “Kenderick Duncan Jr. of Georgia Southers, the linebacker sized safety. I’m hearing a lot of rumblings that he’s very likely to enter the draft. Some people tell me he’s a done deal. I haven’t confirmed that yet.”

DeVontres Dukes WR USF Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft AAC RS Senior
Michael Dwumfor DT Rutgers Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft Big Ten RS Senior
Sean Dykes TE Memphis Returning to School AAC RS Senior
Brennan Eagles WR Texas Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft Big 12 Junior
D’Wayne Eskridge WR Western Michigan Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft MAC Senior
Caleb Farley CB Virginia Tech Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft ACC RS Junior
Simi Fehoko WR Stanford Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft Pac-12 Junior
Demetric Felton RB UCLA Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft Pac-12 RS Senior
Jake Ferguson TE Wisconsion Undecided Big Ten Junior December 30 Draft Insiders podcast: “Jake Ferguson, the tight end, was 50-50, as I had reported a couple of weeks ago. I was told that he was telling people in his inner circle, that if he had a big bowl game then he was going to enter the draft. He was mediocre today. I still think he’s 50-50. I don’t think any decision has been made there.”

Week 16 College Football Gameday Blog: The question which now must be answered; was this the final college game for Ferguson?  Presently the junior grades as a third-round pick and the number five tight end on my board. Sources close to the situation tell me no definite decision has been made, and they believe right now the odds are 50/50 as to whether or not Ferguson enters the draft or returns for his senior season.

Tony Fields II LB West Virgina Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft Big 12 Senior
Paris Ford S Pittsburgh Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft ACC RS Junior Week 3 College Football Gameday Blog: Everyone is familiar with Panther safety Paris Ford, a dynamic defensive back whom I expect will enter the 2021 draft and eventually be selected on Day 2. Ford is a hard-hitting and explosive safety who plays a physical style of football and possesses tremendous ball skills.  His interception from just a few moments ago is indicative of Ford’s style; burst to the pass out of his break, fight off receivers and come away with the ball.  I expect Ford to enter the draft and as mentioned earlier, he should move into the draft’s second day.
Pat Freiermuth TE Penn State Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft Big Ten Junior Week 13 College Football Gameday Blog: Sources speculate that Freiermuth’s surgery is minor, but there’s no reason for the talented junior to take the field anymore this season; it makes more sense to get the injury cleaned up and prepare for the NFL Draft.

Week 11 College Football Gameday Blog: Expectations are Penn State junior Pat Freiermuth will enter the draft then battle Kyle Pitts of Florida for the top spot at the tight end position next April.  While Pitts is a terrific move tight end who plays the position like a big possession receiver, Freiermuth is a little more complete and polished.

Jake Funk RB Maryland Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft Big Ten RS Senior
Kenneth Gainwell RB Memphis Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft AAC RS Sophomore
Chris Garrett EDGE Concordia St. Paul Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft NSIC (Div II) Senior
Mark Gilbert CB Duke Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft ACC RS Senior
Danny Godlevske IOL Miami OH Transferred to Oklahoma State MAC RS Senior
Tay Gowan S UCF Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft AAC Senior
Ta’Quon Graham IDL Texas Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft Big 12 Senior
Thomas Graham Jr. CB Oregon Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft Pac-12 Senior September 23 Draft Insiders podcast: “I’m hearing the two cornerbacks from Oregon, Thomas Graham and Deommodore Lenoir, both of whom i have fifth-round grades on, you got to watch them they may opt out”
Olaijah Griffin CB USC Rumored to declare Pac-12 Junior December 9 Draft Insiders podcast “I’m told Olaijah Griffin, of USC, very likely to enter the draft.”
Trevon Grimes WR Florida Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft SEC Senior
Damar Hamlin S Pittsburgh Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft ACC Senior
Mike Hampton CB USF Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft AAC RS Senior
Adrian Hardy WR Louisiana Tech Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft C-USA RS Senior
Javian Hawkins RB Louisville Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft ACC RS Sophomore November 11 Draft Insiders podcast: In answer to the question regarding other well known juniors that could making the jump to the NFL – “Another running back, Javian Hawkins, the RB for Louisville.”
Jeremiah Haydel WR Texas State Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft Sun Belt Senior
Justin Henderson RB Louisiana Tech Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft C-USA RS Senior
Khalil Herbert RB Virginia Tech Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft ACC RS Senior
Kylin Hill RB Mississippi State Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft SEC Senior Week 8 NFL Draft rumors and news: I’m told Kylin Hill was very vocal and outspoken about the lack of work he’s been getting as a ball carrier. In three games this year, he has 15 total carries. Against Kentucky alone, he caught 15 passes. Word is circulating that Hill may not be back with the team this year and that his career at Mississippi State is over, although that has yet to be confirmed.
Anthony Hines III LB Texas A&M Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft SEC Junior
Jevon Holland S Oregon Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft Pac-12 Junior September 23 Draft Insiders podcast: “I’m told there is no definitive word yet from Oregon’s highly rated safety Javon Holland, which i think is a good thing he should wait and see what happens. Javon Holland would benefit from another year on the college field”
Jaycee Horn CB South Carolina Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft SEC Junior
Chuba Hubbard RB Oklahoma State Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft Big 12 RS Junior
Wyatt Hubert EDGE Kansas State Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft Big 12 RS Junior
James Hudson OT Cincinnati Undecided AAC Junior Week 16 College Football Gameday Blog: UC has three highly rated underclassmen, including quarterback Desmond Ridder (third round), offensive tackle James Hudson (fourth round), and pass rusher Myjai Sanders (fourth round).  All would benefit from another year on the college field, and another good season would improve their draft stock one to two rounds. I’m told Ridder has been very elusive about his decision.  Hudson is thinking about it, as is Sanders.  Of the three, it seems Sanders would be the most likely to enter.  He’s an incredibly athletic pass rusher who also makes many plays in space but needs to add a bit of bulk and strength to his frame.
Talanoa Hufanga S USC Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft Pac-12 Junior Week 11 College Football Gameday Blog: Sources tell me two junior safeties, Isaiah Pola-Mao and Talanoa Hufanga, are also likely to enter the draft.  I stamped both as sixth-round prospects before the season.
Creed Humphrey IOL Oklahoma Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft Big 12 RS Junior Week 15 College Football Gameday Blog: To the surprise of no one in the scouting community is Creed Humphrey of Oklahoma will enter the draft.  Humphrey came close to entering the 2020 draft before deciding to return to the Sooners for another season.
Caleb Huntley RB Ball State Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft MAC Senior
Sadarius Hutcherson IOL South Carolina Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft SEC RS Senior
Aidan Hutchinson DE Michigan Returning to School Big Ten Junior
Josh Imatorbhebhe WR Illisnois Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft Big Ten RS Senior
Warren Jackson WR Colorado State Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft MWC Senior
Jerry Jacobs CB Arkansas Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft SEC RS Senior
Brenden Jaimes OT Nebraska Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft Big Ten Senior
Teven Jenkins OT Oklahoma State Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft Big 12 RS Senior
Josh Jobe CB Alabama Rumored to declare SEC Junior Week 14 College Football Gameday Blog: Last week I was told expectations are Jobe will follow his teammate and also declare for the draft.  I presently grade Jobe as a late fourth, early fifth round prospect.  Scouts I’ve spoken with feel Jobe is more deserving of being an early fourth round choice and could sneak into the second day of the draft with good pre-draft workouts.
Cade Johnson WR SDSU Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft MVFC (FCS) RS Senior
Josh Johnson RB Louisiana Monroe Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft RS Senior
Noah Johnson QB USF Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft AAC RS Senior
Zion Johnson OL Boston College Returning to School ACC Senior December 23 Draft Insiders podcast: “Somebody close to the situation told me just this weekend, that they feel that there is a very good chance that Zion Johnson goes back. In fact, this person told me that he thinks Johnson is going to go back. The reason he is going to go back is because the coaches got him to believe that if he goes back and has a good season, he could be a first-round pick.”

Week 16 College Football Gameday Blog: Two weeks ago during The Draft Insiders podcast, I reported coaches at Boston College were pushing hard for their top underclassmen to return in 2021. Tight end Hunter Long and center Alec Lindstrom were at the top of the list. As mentioned in that report, coaches were also trying to get BC seniors to use the additional year of eligibility the NCAA is extending.

It may be working, as offensive lineman, Zion Johnson, a player I mentioned being targeted by coaches, is seriously considering a return to Boston College in 2021, according to sources.

Week 15 College Football Gameday Blog: Boston College announced this week they will opt-out of the bowl season, so what can we expect from tight end Hunter Long?  I’m told while its about 90% Long ultimately enters the draft, I was also told the Boston College coaches are making the hard push for Long as well as his teammates to return for another season. This would include all seniors who are eligible for a fifth or sixth year on the field per NCAA waiver, including offensive lineman Zion Johnson, graded as a middle-round pick.

Shaun Jolly CB Appalachian State Rumored to declare Sun Belt Junior Nov 11 Draft Insiders podcast: “I’m hearing that there is a good chance Jolly of Appalachian State enters the draft.”
Ernest Jones LB South Carolina Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft SEC Junior
Naquan Jones DT Michigan State Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft Big Ten RS Senior
Patrick Jones II EDGE Pittsburgh Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft Big Ten RS Senior
Robert Jones IOL Middle Tennessee Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft C-USA Senior
Kelvin Joseph CB Kentucky Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft SEC RS Sophomore
D’Eriq King QB Miami Returning to School ACC RS Senior
Brenden Knox RB Marshall Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft C-USA RS Junior
Trey Lance QB North Dakota State Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft MVFC (FCS) RS Sophomore Week 5 College Football Gameday Blog: Word on the street is Lance will enter the 2021 draft and has already agreed for representation with a major agency. I’ve not been told when the public announcement will be made.  Unlike others, I don’t grade Lance as a top ten prospect, more like a bottom half of round one.  But he is talented and he is a quarterback, which means he’ll likely be selected early next April.
Isaiah Likely TE Coastal Carolina Expected to return to school Sun Belt Junior Week 12 College Football Gameday Blog: Likely is unlikely to enter next April’s draft (see what i did there), but he’s someone who could move into the top 75 picks with a good senior season in 2021.
Tyler Linderbaum C Iowa Returning to School Big Ten RS Sophomore
Alec Lindstrom C Boston College Expected to return to school ACC RS Junior
Walker Little OT Stanford Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft Pac-12 Senior September 23 Draft Insiders podcast: “I was told today that even if the Pac-12 kicks off in the fall, Walker Little will not opt back in as a lot of other players have. He’s in Florida training for the 2021 NFL Draft Combine.”
Hunter Long TE Boston College Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft ACC RS Junior Week 15 College Football Gameday Blog: Boston College announced this week they will opt-out of the bowl season, so what can we expect from tight end Hunter Long?  I’m told while its about 90% Long ultimately enters the draft, I was also told the Boston College coaches are making the hard push for Long as well as his teammates to return for another season. This would include all seniors who are eligible for a fifth or sixth year on the field per NCAA waiver, including offensive lineman Zion Johnson, graded as a middle-round pick.

November 25 Draft Insiders podcast “I’m told there is a very good chance, significantly high chance that Hunter Long, the tight end from Boston College, who a lot of people like, will enter the draft. He is on pace to graduate, really there is no real reason for him to go back for another year at Boston College… Right now it looks very likely that Hunter Long isgoing to enter the draft… I’d say it is over 90%, probablky closer to 95% from what I am hearing right now.”

Devin Lloyd LB Utah Rumored to declare Pac-12 RS Junior Week 13 College Football Gameday Blog: Graded as a 5th round prospect on my draft board and the top prospect on the Utes defense, the word I’m getting is the fourth-year junior is seriously considering entering the draft.  Though I’m not 100% sure Lloyd will make the jump, the feeling I get from all the chatter has me believing the chances are better than 50/50 at this point.
Ifeanyi Maijeh DT Temple Expected to transfer AAC RS Junior December 16 Draft Insiders podcast: “Ifeanyi Maijeh, the three-technique tackle, who had been leaning towards entering the draft. I’m told he is likely to return to school, but he’s going to transfer out of temple and go the graduate transfer route. So Maijeh, thought about entering the draft last year, talked about entering the draft this year, fourth-year junior. Very likely to stay in school because he did not have a good season. Will be playing on the college field in 2021, but he’s not going to be playing for Temple.”
C.J. Marable RB Coastal Carolina Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft Sun Belt Senior
Terrace Marshall Jr. WR LSU Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft SEC Junior Week 6 College Football Gameday Blog: Putting aside his numbers thus far today, which include four receptions for 115 yards and 3 TD’s, Marshall continues to show he’s a complete receiver effective on underneath, crossing as well as deep routes.  If he enters the draft, which I’m told is very likely, expect Marshall to land somewhere in the second round.
Jalen Mayfield OL Michigan Originally opted out but returned to scholl for the 2020 season Big Ten Junior
Cam McGrone LB Michigan Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft Big Ten RS Sophomore Week 9 College Football Gameday Blog: Despite the fact I hear there’s a good chance McGrone could enter the draft, he’s not there yet and needs a bit more work on his game. McGrone takes bad angles on occasion and gets caught up in crowds, and needs to show a bit more patience in his game
Isaiah McKoy WR Kent State Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft MAC Junior
Alim McNeill IDL NC State Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft ACC Junior
Quinn Meinerz IOL Wisconsin Whitewater Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft WIAC (Div III) Senior
Bryan Mills CB North Carolina Central Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft MEAC (FCS) Senior
Dais Mills QB Stanford Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft Pac-12 Senior
Andre Mintze LB Vanderbilt Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft SEC RS Senior
Trevon Moehrig S TCU Rumored to declare Big 12 Junior December 30 Draft Insiders podcast: “Going to enter the draft. I believe TCU’s bowl game against Arkansas was cancelled. I wouldn’t be surprise if he announces publicly within the next day or two that he is entering the draft.”

Week 14 College Football Gameday Blog: Sources tell me the feeling in TCU is junior safety Trevon Moehrig is likely to enter April’s draft.  While I’ve not heard from any sources around Moehrig, those familiar with the Horned Frogs program believe the junior is taking his game to the NFL.  Besides a game-saving one-handed interception in the end zone today, Moehrig has 44 tackles and nine PBU’s to his credit this season.  I presently grade the junior safety as a third-round prospect.

Jimmy Morrissey IOL RS Senior Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft Big Ten RS Senior
Briley Moore TE Illisnois Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft Big Ten RS Senior
Elijah Moore WR Mississippi Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft SEC Junior December 16 Draft Insiders podcast: “As we reported a couple of weeks ago, he is expected to enter the draft… I’m told that Lane Kiffin is working very hard, not only to get guys like Elijah Moore to return, but to get some of the seniors to take advantage of that extra year of eligibility that is being offered by the NCAA. I think though, when all is said and done, Elijah Moore will probably enter the draft.”

Week 15 College Football Gameday Blog: The situation is the same in Mississippi, where Lane Kiffin is not only attempting to retain junior receiver Elijah Moore, but is hoping to get fifth-year senior Kenny Yeboah to return for another season.  Yeboah elevated his draft stock this season and now grades as a Day 2 tight end.

December 2 Draft Insiders podcast: “Elijah Moore, the receiver… multiple people tell me, hes in the draft, he’s going to enter the draft, or very likely to enter the draft. Lane Kiffin is working hard to try and re-recruit some of these guys back to Mississippi… but for all intents and purposes, what I’m being told is right now there is a better than average chance, really good chance that Elijah Moore, the receiver from Mississippi, who’s gonna be a Day 2 pick will enter the draft.”

Israel Mukuamu CB South Carolina Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft SEC Junior
Marcus Murphy S Mississippi State Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft SEC Junior
Josh Myers IOL Ohio State Rumored to declare Big Ten Junior Week 15 College Football Gameday Blog: Sources also tell me Josh Myers of Ohio State will also enter the draft.  Humphrey and Myers were graded neck and neck by scouts entering the season.  Both were stamped as top 45 prospects.
Jamie Newman QB Georgia Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft SEC RS Senior
Greg Newsome CB Northwestern Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft Big Ten Junior Week 16 College Football Gameday Blog: As late as last week, I continue to hear confirmation of my report last month that Northwestern junior cornerback Greg Newsome II is giving serious consideration to entering the draft.

Week 12 NFL Draft stock report: I’m told there’s a good chance he opts for the draft after the season.

Week 12 College Football Gameday Blog: I’m told Newsome is seriously considering throwing his hat into the 2021 NFL Draft.

Daviyon Nixon DT Iowa Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft Big Ten Junior December 9 Draft Insiders podcast: “I’m told that Daviyon Nixon, the big defensive tackle from Iowa is expected to enter the draft. Some people feel, or the word is he has already sewn up representation.”
Dayo Odeyingbo EDGE Vanderbilt Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft SEC Senior
Azeez Ojulari EDGE Georgia Undetermined SEC RS Sophomore Week 15 College Football Gameday Blog: Georgia coaches are telling edge rusher Azeez Ojulari that he received a fifth-round grade from scouts. Truth be told, Ojulari did receive a few fifth-round grades from scouts, but that was before the season began. It was a terribly low grade and it’s disingenuous to try and make Ojulari believe he’s a fifth-round prospect.

December 9 Draft Insiders live show: “I’m told Ojulari is on the fence right now. The Georgia coaches are pushing hard to get him to return to Georgia.”

Week 7 College Football Gameday Blog: Ojulari is someone I’ve gushed over since the summer, and the red-shirt sophomore has seemingly improved weekly this season. What’s the latest college football news on his draft status? I’m told Olujari is not really thinking about it right now but will go through the process when the season is over. Once he gets his draft grade back- which is likely to be a top 42 grade- people surmise he will make the jump.

Chris Olave WR Ohio State Rumored to declare Big Ten Junior Week 9 College Football Gameday Blog: Considering he has Justin Fields tossing him passes and a host of talented pass catchers ahead of him on draft boards, it’s unlikely Chris Olave will ever get the credit he deserves. I believe that will be true next April as Olave should get first-round consideration but will end up in the second.

That was a terrific pass by Justin Fields but an even better catch for a touchdown by Olave. The junior is a game-breaking threat and a reliable receiver. The only ill in his game is Olave is slight of size and will struggle in press coverage at the next level.

I’m told Olave’s current plans include the 2021 NFL Draft.

Week 14 College Football Gameday Blog: With the incredible talent at the top of next April’s receiver class, Olave is often the forgotten man. I do believe the junior could slide into the late part of the first frame, and from I’m told, he will make himself available for the 2021 draft. Since the start of the season, the word is Olave has already settled on representation.

Levi Onwuzurike IDL Washington Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft Pac-12 RS Senior
Joseph Ossai EDGE Texas Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft Big 12 Junior
Cade Otton TE Washington Returning to School Pac-12 Junior November 25 Draft Insiders podcast “I’m hearing Cade Otton, the tight end from Washington is very likely to enter the draft… From what I am hearing, another tight end, this one Cade Otton from Washington, he is also very likely to end the NFL Draft.”
Jayson Oweh DE Penn State Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft Big Ten RS Sophomore
Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah LB Notre Dame Rumored to declare Independent RS Junior November 25 Draft Insiders podcast “Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah of Notre Dame. I’m told, somebody told me yesterday, 100% he’s going to enter the draft. When they say it’s 100%, I like to say 80%… What I am hearing, expect him to enter the draft.”
Micah Parsons LB Penn State Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft Big Ten Junior
Jaret Patterson RB Buffalo Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft MAC Junior November 11 Draft Insiders podcast: “This is his last year. He is going to opt for the the draft. Everything I have been told points that Patterson will be in the draft”

Week 4 College Football Gameday Blog: Buffalo running back Jaret Patterson, who was planning on sitting out the spring season and entering the 2021 NFL Draft, will take the field once play resumes on November 4. I’m told this will be Patterson’s final season at UBuff, and the junior will enter next April’s draft.

Week 2 College Football Gameday Blog: Though no public decision seems imminent, it’s looking more and more likely Buffalo Bulls running back Jaret Patterson will enter the draft. With the MAC postponing their season to the spring of 2021, the belief from Patterson’s camp is there’s not much value returning for another season.

Brandon Peters QB Illinois Returning to School Big Ten RS Senior
Jaelan Phillips DE Miami Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft ACC RS Junior
Kenny Pickett QB Pittsburgh Returning to School ACC Senior
Kyle Pitts TE Florida Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft SEC Junior Week 4 College Football Gameday Blog: Pitts also showed great route discipline, which drew the coverage in his direction, opening up opportunities for his teammates.

He’s too fast for linebackers and too big for defensive backs. I fully expect Pitts to enter the draft and turn into a top-42 selection if he plays like this all season.

Isaiah Pola-Mao S USC Rumored to declare Pac-12 Junior Week 11 College Football Gameday Blog: Sources tell me two junior safeties, Isaiah Pola-Mao and Talanoa Hufanga, are also likely to enter the draft.  I stamped both as sixth-round prospects before the season.
Blake Proehl WR East Carolina Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft AAC RS Junior
Dillon Radunz OT North Dakota State Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft MVFC (FCS) Senior
Justus Reed EDGE Viginia Tech Could declare for the 2021 NFL Draft ACC RS Senior Week 4 risers and fallers: Scouts have actually given Reed a draftable grade each of the past three years in anticipation of his move to the NFL and with good reason; he’s a terrific edge rusher with excellent size, speed and strength. I envision Reed receiving an invitation to a postseason all-star game such as the Shrine Bowl, getting a combine invitation and ending up in the late part of next April’s draft.
Monty Rice LB Georgia Returning to School SEC Senior
Desmond Ridder QB Cincinnati Undecided AAC Junior Week 16 College Football Gameday Blog: UC has three highly rated underclassmen, including quarterback Desmond Ridder (third round), offensive tackle James Hudson (fourth round), and pass rusher Myjai Sanders (fourth round).  All would benefit from another year on the college field, and another good season would improve their draft stock one to two rounds. I’m told Ridder has been very elusive about his decision.  Hudson is thinking about it, as is Sanders.  Of the three, it seems Sanders would be the most likely to enter.  He’s an incredibly athletic pass rusher who also makes many plays in space but needs to add a bit of bulk and strength to his frame.
Quincy Roche EDGE Miami Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft ACC RS Senior
Robert Rochell CB Central Arkansas Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft SLC (FCS) RS Senior
Gregory Rousseau EDGE Miami Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft ACC RS Sophomore
Manny Rugamba CB Miami (OH) Originally opted out but returned to scholl for the 2020 season MAC RS Senior Week 4 College Football Gameday Blog: As reported during the podcast, offensive tackle Tommy Doyle and cornerback Manny Rugamba of Miami of Ohio both want to rescind their initial decisions to opt-out of the season and take the field once play resumes. I’m told their official status for this fall is expected by next Tuesday.

September 23 Draft Insiders podcast: “I’m told that the Miami Red Hawk coaches have told both of those players that if we play this wall they want them back and both of those players will return. Now doyle is highly considered in some areas. He got a decent grade from some scouts coming into the season. Other places think he’s more of a late round pick even a free agent, that’s where i have him. He’s a big guy he’s got an upside, he would really benefit. Rugamba is a solid player, he’s good athlete, he’s got good size, but he really needs to improve on his corner technique. I think with both those guys, especially with Rugamba, there’ll be some issues as to signing with an agent, will they allow them back into the fold? But i think you’ve got to make exceptions because the MAC had said they were canceling their season, they weren’t playing until the spring, so the guy’s got to prepare for his future if they come back to the football field in the fall like we’re like it looks like they’re going to you’ve got to make exceptions for those guys.”

Chris Rumph EDGE Duke Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft ACC Junior December 30 Draft Insiders podcast “I hear that he is heavily leaning towards entering the draft.”

December 9 Draft Insiders podcast “I’m told there is a good chance that Chris Rumph, the edge rusher from Duke, is going to enter the draft.”

Anthony Russo QB Temple Transferred to Michigan State AAC Graduate December 16 Draft Insiders podcast: “Not a good situation at Temple… Anthony Russo, the fifth-year senior quarterback is taking advantage of the NCAA rule of extra eligibility, except he is transferring to Michigan State.”
K.J. Sails CB USF Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft AAC RS Senior
Asante Samuel Jr. CB Florida State Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft ACC Junior
Jack Sanborn LB Wisconsin Expected to return to school Big Ten Junior December 30 Draft Insiders podcast: “I’m told Sanborn, very likely, if not definitely going back to Wisconsin. Wants to play with his brother”
Myjai Sanders EDGE Cincinnati Undecided AAC Junior Week 16 College Football Gameday Blog: UC has three highly rated underclassmen, including quarterback Desmond Ridder (third round), offensive tackle James Hudson (fourth round), and pass rusher Myjai Sanders (fourth round).  All would benefit from another year on the college field, and another good season would improve their draft stock one to two rounds. I’m told Ridder has been very elusive about his decision.  Hudson is thinking about it, as is Sanders.  Of the three, it seems Sanders would be the most likely to enter.  He’s an incredibly athletic pass rusher who also makes many plays in space but needs to add a bit of bulk and strength to his frame.
Anthony Schwartz WR Auburn Considering declaring for the 2021 NFL Draft SEC Junior Week 15 College Football Gameday Blog: I’ve previously mentioned Schwartz is giving serious consideration to entering the draft.  As of last week I’m told the junior is still on the fence and 50/50 right now as to what he’ll do next.

Week 12 College Football Gameday Blog: I’m told Schwartz will go through the process of getting a grade and opinions on where he will land should he enter the draft.  Those close to the situation tell me it’s better than 50/50 Schwartz enters the draft.

Penei Sewell OT Oregon Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft Pac-12 Junior
Tyler Shelvin IDL LSU Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft SEC RS Junior
William Sherman OT Colorado Rumored to declare Pac-12 Junior
Shane Simpson RB Virginia Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft ACC RS Senior
Rashawn Slater OT Northwestern Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft Big Ten Senior
D’Ante Smith OT East Carolina Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft AAC Senior
Elerson Smith EDGE Northern Iowa Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft MVFC (FCS) Senior Week 4 College Gameday Blog: With a number of FCS Conferences postponing the season until next spring, several draftable prospects have decided to bypass the delayed start of the 2020 campaign and prepare for the draft. Two such players are offensive tackle Spencer Brown and pass rusher Elerson Smith- both from Northern Iowa. I’m told Spencer Brown has looked terrific in the early going of training and is working out with Joe Staley, the six-time Pro Bowl tackle who recently retired.
Jordan Smith LB UAB Rumored to declare C-USA Junior Week 5 College Football Gameday Blog: Week 3 riser linebacker Jordan Smith continues to impress. He has one tackle for loss and one sack to his credit as the first quarter closed out. I’ve mentioned several times that Smith, who’s just a junior, is leaning towards entering next April’s draft. He’s presently graded as a Day 2 pick on my board.

September 3rd Draft Insider podcast: “I am told Smith is leaning towards entering the draft, if he has a big season. I think that early game from Miami can dictate which way he is going to go. Especially if he has a big contest against the Hurricanes.”

Shi Smith WR South Carolina Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft SEC Senior
Charles Snowden LB Virginia Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft ACC Senior
Amon-Ra St. Brown WR USC Rumored to declare Pac-12 Junior Week 11 College Football Gameday Blog: Offensive lineman Alijah Vera-Tucker initially opted out of the season to do much the same but returned once the PAC 12 announced they would play this fall.  I’m told his plans still include entering the draft once the season is over, a similar plan that will be followed by receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown.
Tre Sterling S Oklahoma State Returning to School Big 12 RS Junior
Caden Sterns S Texas Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft Big 12 Junior
JaCoby Stevens S LSU Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft SEC Senior
Darius Stills IDL West Virginia Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft Big 12 Senior
Eric Stokes CB Georgia Rumored to declare SEC Junior December 16 Draft Insiders podcast: “let’s talk about two corners from Georgia, two underclassmen corners, Tyson Campbell and Eric Stokes. I’m told both of those guys are expected to enter the draft. Both of them presently grade as third round picks on my board,”
Grant Stuard LB Houston Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft AAC Senior
Patrick Surtain II CB Alabama Rumored to declare SEC Junior December 2 Draft Insiders podcast: “I’m told Patrick Surtain the cornerback is gone, he’s going to enter the draft.

Week 13 College Football Gameday Blog: I expect Surtain and Williams to enter the draft, while I’m told Schwartz is giving serious consideration to doing the same.

Chazz Surratt LB North Carolina Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft ACC Graduate
Sage Surratt WR Wake Forest Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft ACC RS Junior
Ambry Thomas CB Michigan Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft Big Ten Senior
Zac Thomas QB Appalachian State Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft Sun Belt RS Senior
Josh Thompson DB Texas Returning to School Big 12 Junior Week 14 College Football Gameday Blog: Last week offensive tackle Sam Cosmi and safety Caden Sterns both announced they were opting out of the remainder of the season and opting into the 2021 NFL Draft. So who’s next for UT? Sources tell me is could be another defensive back: Josh Thompson.

Thompson is a talented defensive back who has played both cornerback and safety for Texas. He has solid size/speed numbers and large upside. Coming into the season, I graded the junior as a sixth-round prospect.

Jalen Tolbert WR South Alabama Rumored to declare Sun Belt Junior Week 10 College Football Gameday Blog: The South Alabama Jaguars are struggling to stay step-for-step with undefeated Coastal Carolina as the score reads 14-3 in Carolina’s favor at the start of the second quarter. Yet Jalen Tolbert has been his usual reliable self with two receptions for 20 yards to start the game. During the previous five games, Tolbert totaled 32 receptions, 524 yards, and five touchdowns. He’s a long pass catcher with dependable hands and a solid game. Only a junior, I’m told there’s a real good chance Tolbert enters the draft at season’s end.
Kadarius Toney WR Florida Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft SEC Senior
Shaka Toney DE Penn State Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft Big Ten Senior
Harry Trotter RB Kansas State Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft Big 12 Junior
Joe Tryon EDGE Washington Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft Pac-12 RS Junior
Jay Tufele IDL USC Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft Pac-12 RS Junior October 14 Draft Insiders podcast: “I’m told to Tufele is likely to stay on the sidelines. There’s very few people I’ve spoke to tell me that they think he’s going to opt back in. He’s going to continue to train for the draft”
Marlon Tuipulotu DT USC Rumored to declare Pac-12 Junior December 30 Draft Insiders podcast: “I’m told he is on the fence. He is the defensive tackle. He’s waiting his grade from the advisory committee. I’m sure he is going to get a grade that says, “go back to school”. It’s basically he’s deciding whether going back to USC for another year is really going to elevate his draft stock. I’m told the decision is really about 50-50.”

Week 16 College Football Gameday Blog: Sources tell me junior defensive tackle Marlon Tuipulotu, who I graded as a sixth-round prospect before the season, is expected to enter the draft. Tuipulotu is a quick three-technique type who finished with 23 tackles and 2 sacks this season.

D.J. Turner WR Pittsburgh Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft ACC RS Senior
Payton Turner EDGE Houston Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft AAC Senior
Jaylen Twyman IDL Pittsburgh Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft ACC RS Junior
Alijah Vera-Tucker IOL USC Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft Pac-12 RS Junior Week 11 College Football Gameday Blog: Offensive lineman Alijah Vera-Tucker initially opted out of the season to do much the same but returned once the PAC 12 announced they would play this fall.  I’m told his plans still include entering the draft once the season is over, a similar plan that will be followed by receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown.
Jake Verity K East Carolina Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft AAC RS Senior
Kary Vincent Jr. CB LSU Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft SEC Senior
Jaylen Waddle WR Alabama Undetermined SEC Junior Week 9 NFL Draft rumors and news: Not as of yet, and it’s way too early for a decision. It’s going to be a wait-and-see proposition, as ankle injuries and receivers are not a good combination. I was informed Waddle has an insurance policy for loss of value.
Shaun Wade CB Ohio State Originally opted out but returned to scholl for the 2020 season Big Ten RS Junior
Ar’Darius Washington S TCU Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft Big 12 RS Sophomore
Austin Watkins Jr. WR UAB Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft C-USA RS Senior
Rashad Weaver EDGE Pittsburgh Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft ACC RS Senior
Pro Wells TE TCU Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft Big 12 Junior Week 13 College Football Gameday Blog: Wells is someone I graded as a PFA over the summer as he’s a big, mobile tight end with terrific speed but limited production. As a sophomore last year, Well posted 17 receptions and five TD’s and his production this season has been pedestrian considering there’s no dominant receiver on the TCU roster. I’m told Wells is seriously considering entering the 2021 NFL Draft, which would be a mistake, in my opinion. While I love his natural skills and upside, Wells must really elevate his production; otherwise, he’ll be a late-round selection.
Brendon White DB Rutgers Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft Big Ten Senior
Rachad Wildgoose Jr. CB Wisconsin Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft Big Ten Junior
Javonte Williams RB North Carolina Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft ACC RS Sophomore December 23 Draft Insiders podcast: “I am hearing Javonte Williams will declare for the draft. He is basically narrowing down who he is going to choose for an agent. He is down to a couple of different agencies. I’m told right now it looks about 90% that Javonte Williams is going to be entering the draft.” RS Sophomore
Marlon Williams WR UCF Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft AAC Senior
Milton Williams DE Louisiana Tech Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft C-USA Junior December 9 Draft Insiders podcast: “I’m told that Milton Williams, the defensive end of Lousiana Tech, very likely if not definitely is going to enter the draft.”
Pooka Williams Jr. RB Kansas Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft Big 12 Junior
Rodarius Williams CB Oklahoma State Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft Big 12 RS Senior
Seth Williams WR Auburn Rumored to declare SEC Junior Week 13 College Football Gameday Blog: Surtain’s play this season has been inconsistent, but he was dominant against Kentucky last week. Both Williams and Schwartz have displayed progress on the field this season; Williams has become the focal point of the offense as a dependable big-bodied wideout, while Schwartz’s home-run-hitting speed offers big-play ability for the Tigers. The contrasting styles pose a challenge for Surtain.

I expect Surtain and Williams to enter the draft, while I’m told Schwartz is giving serious consideration to doing the same.

Trill Williams CB Syracuse Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft ACC Junior
Marco Wilson CB Florida Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft SEC RS Junior
Zach Wilson QB BYU Rumored to declare Independent Junior December 23 Draft Insiders podcast: “I think it would be a major shock if he doesn’t enter the draft. If I’m going to put a percentage on it, I’m going to say it’s about 99% that he (Zach Wilson) enters the Draft. I know that his father has been doing a lot of work. His father has spoken with people, including John Dorsey,… talking about different agents. His father is laying a lot of groundwork.”

November 26 Draft Insiders podcast: “Zach Wilson, I am told he has been taking agent meetings in the past couple of weeks, so he is getting a jump on his next level decision. As we talked about, you know he was going to wait till after the season, get his draft grade, get his opinions. But I’m told he’s already started the process of speaking and interviewing agents. So I mean, there is no official word, speculatively you could expect Zach Wilson to enter the draft, primarily because he’s had such a tremendous season there’s so much talk about him being a top 12 pick. If he doesn’t enter the draft, it will be a major surprise.”

Week 10 NFL Draft rumors and news: We are still very early in the process, and there are no guarantees Zach Wilson enters the draft. As I said a few weeks ago, he will go through the process once the season is over. That being said, there are a lot of teams who like Wilson.

October 21 Draft Insiders podcast: “from what I’m told you know he hasn’t there hasn’t been any decision
made he’s going to wait till the end of the season. The season is a priority then he’ll go through the process.”

Nashon Wright CB Oregon State Rumored to declare Pac-12 Junior December 23 Draft Insiders podcast: “I’m hearing there is a real good chance that Nashon Wright, the corner back for Oregon State is going to enter the draft… I’m hearing that Nashon Wright, a guy to keep on the radar screen, as a junior who is going to potentially enter the draft.”
Kenny Yeboah TE Mississippi Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft SEC Senior Week 15 College Football Gameday Blog: The situation is the same in Mississippi, where Lane Kiffin is not only attempting to retain junior receiver Elijah Moore, but is hoping to get fifth-year senior Kenny Yeboah to return for another season.  Yeboah elevated his draft stock this season and now grades as a Day 2 tight end.
Zane Zandier LB Virginia Declared for the 2021 NFL Draft ACC Senior

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