2015 NFL Draft underclassmen tracker
Will we another record of redshirt sophomores and juniors go pro? It’s unlikely, but some of college football’s top players are still headed to the pros.
Each of the past two years a record number of underclassmen have entered the NFL draft. In 2013, 73 players went pro. In 2014, the number ballooned to 98.
After 36 didn’t get picked in the 2014 NFL Draft, we may not see see another new record for the 2015 NFL Draft. An indicator of that came from Troy Vincent, the NFL’s vice president of operations. According to Vincent, the number of underclassmen who have submitted paperwork to the NFL Draft Advisory Committee is down to 147, compared to 214 the previous year.
That comes following a change in how the committee advises players. In the past, a player would receive a grade of first round, second or third round, fourth through seventh round grade. Now players are only told if they’re projected as a first- or second-round pick. Another change is schools are limited to five players submitting paperwork.
Juniors and redshirt sophomores have until Jan. 15 to officially declare for the draft.
Current list of players to go pro: (will be updated)
Jay Ajayi, RB, Boise State
Kwon Alexander, LB, LSU
Deion Barnes, DE, Penn State
Alex Carter, CB, Stanford
Sammie Coates, WR, Auburn
Tevin Coleman, RB, Indiana
Jalen Collins, CB, LSU
Mike Davis, RB, South Carolina
Lorenzo Doss, CB, Tulane
Lemar Durant, WR, Simon Fraser
Durell Eskridge, S, Syracuse
Ereck Flowers, OT, Miami
Dante Fowler, DE/OLB, Florida
Devin Funchess, WR/TE, Michigan
Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin
Randy Gregory, DE/OLB, Nebraska
Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia
Eli Harold, DE/OLB, Virginia
Gerald Holliman, S, Louisville
Brett Hundley, QB, UCLA
Duke Johnson, RB, Miami
Matt Jones, RB, Florida
Tyler Kroft, TE, Rutgers
Tyler Moore, G, Florida
Jordan Phillips, DT, Oklahoma
Jeremiah Poutasi, OT, Utah
Josh Robinson, RB, Mississippi State
Donovan Smith, OT, Penn State
Noah Spence, DE/OLB, Ohio State
Jaelen Strong, WR, Arizona State
Leonard Williams, DT, Southern California
Maxx Williams, TE, Minnesota