Posted January 16, 2014

2014 NFL draft early-entry tracker

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This year's group of NFL draft early-entry players will exceed last year's record of 74.

This year’s group of NFL draft early-entry players will exceed last year’s record of 74. (Mary Altaffer/AP)

The list of players forgoing their final years of eligibility to enter the 2014 NFL draft is now set following Wednesday’s deadline. Here is the complete list of players who announced early entries to May’s draft:


Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

  • Jace Amaro, Texas Tech
  • Eric Ebron, North Carolina
  • Mike Flacco, New Haven
  • Xavier Grimble, USC
  • Nic Jacobs, McNeese State
  • A.C. Leonard, Tennessee State
  • Colt Lyerla, Oregon
  • Jake Murphy, Utah
  • Troy Niklas, Notre Dame
  • Richard Rodgers, Cal
  • Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Washington

Offensive tackles



  • Russell Bodine, North Carolina
  • Marcus Martin, USC

Defensive ends

Defensive tackles

  • Dominique Easley, Florida
  • Ego Ferguson, LSU
  • Timmy Jernigan, Florida State
  • Anthony Johnson, LSU
  • Viliami Moala, Cal
  • Louis Nix, Notre Dame
  • Kelcy Quarles, South Carolina
  • George Uko, USC


  • Carl Bradford, Arizona State
  • Khairi Fortt, Cal
  • Adrian Hubbard, Alabama
  • Ronald Powell, Florida
  • Ryan Shazier, Ohio State
  • Yawin Smallwood, UConn


  • Bashaud Breeland, Clemson
  • Vic Hampton, South Carolina
  • Kameron Jackson, Cal
  • Terrence Mitchell, Oregon
  • Loucheiz Purifoy, Florida
  • Marcus Roberson, Florida
  • Bradley Roby, Ohio State



How about an article praising those players eligible for the draft that recognized the value of an education and the what they will gain by another year of college ball, and chose to stay in school, instead of emphasizing those that listened to the siren call of agents, dropped out for the lure of dollars.  The only winners when players drop out to turn pro are the agents and the team owners.


Say what you want about Bo Pelini, but I noticed not one of his players wants to leave the program early.  Oh wait.. maybe that is because... well never mind.   GBR!


Glut in the market and not enough jobs to go around...


@Wesley11 Actually the wage system in the NFL makes the veteran minimum scale so that younger players will usually have a job at the expense of a veteran.   In the NFL, a rookie's minimum salary is 420k.  A 7-9 year vet is 855k.  Why not get a younger guy with less wear and tear at half the price?  If they are close in talent, it is not even a decision to waste a second thought on.  A 7-9 year vet has most likely peaked at that point.  A rookie has potential