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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

List of NCAA Underclassmen that have Declared for the NFL Draft - High School All American Army Bowl Top Prospects





Below is the list of underclassmen who have forfeited their remaining years of eligibility to enter the NFL draft.
The draft will take place on April 27-29 in Philadelphia. The Cleveland Browns, coming off a 1-15 season, own the first pick, followed by the San Francisco 49ers (2-14), Chicago Bears (3-13) and Jacksonville Jaguars (3-13).
Underclassmen have until Jan. 16 to file declaration papers with the NFL. The league will release an official list of early entrees on Jan. 20.
Names current as of Jan. 10, 2017.

Jamal Adams, S, LSU
Alex Anzalone, LB, Florida
Budda Baker, S, Washington
Derek Barnett, DE, Tennessee
Garrett Bolles, OT, Utah
Caleb Brantley, DT, Florida
Noah Brown, WR, Ohio State
KD Cannon, WR, Baylor
Gareon Conley, CB, Ohio State
James Conner, RB, Pitt
Dalvin Cook, RB, Florida State
Jerod Evans, QB, Virginia Tech
Isaiah Ford, WR, Virginia Tech
D’Onta Foreman, RB, Texas
Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU
Wayne Gallman, RB, Clemson
Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M
Davon Godchaux, DL, LSU
Chris Godwin, WR, Penn State
Jermaine Grace, LB, Miami
Derrick Griffin, WR, Texas Southern
Chad Hansen, WR, Cal
Charles Harris, DE, Missouri
Carlos Henderson, WR, Louisiana Tech
Brian Hill, RB, Wyoming
Bucky Hodges, TE, Virginia Tech
Elijah Hood, RB, North Carolina
Aaron Jones, RB, UTEP
Malik Hooker, S, Ohio State
Josh Jones, S, N.C. State
Nazair Jones, DT, North Carolina
Sidney Jones, CB, Washington
Brad Kaaya, QB, Miami
Alvin Kamara, RB, Tennessee
DeShone Kizer, QB, Notre Dame
Elijah Lee, LB, Kansas State
Marlon Mack, RB, South Florida
Patrick Mahomes, QB, Texas Tech
Josh Malone, WR, Tennessee
Damien Mama, OG, USC
Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford
Malik McDowell, DT, Michigan State
Isaiah McKenzie, WR, Georgia
Deon-Tay McManus, WR, Marshall
Raekwon McMillan, LB, Ohio State
Jeremy McNichols, RB, Boise State
Joe Mixon, RB, Oklahoma
Al-Quadin Muhammad, DE, Miami
Montae Nicholson, S, Michigan State
David Njoku, TE, Miami (Fla.)
Speedy Noil, WR, Texas A&M
Marcus Oliver, LB, Indiana
Samaje Perine, RB, Oklahoma
Elijah Qualls, DT, Washington
Ryan Ramczyk, OT, Wisconsin
Devine Redding, RB, Indiana
John Ross, WR, Washington
Curtis Samuel, RB/WR, Ohio State
Artavis Scott, WR, Clemson
Ricky Seals-Jones, WR, Texas A&M
David Sharpe, OT, Florida
Garrett Sickles, DE, Penn State
JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, USC
Damore’ea Stringfellow, WR, Ole Miss
Jalen Tabor, CB, Florida
Vincent Taylor, OT, Oklahoma State
Solomon Thomas, DE, Stanford
Jake Trotter, LB, Kansas State
Mitch Trubisky, QB, North Carolina
Eddie Vanderdoes, DL, UCLA
Anthony Walker, LB, Northwestern
Charles Walker, DT, Oklahoma
T.J. Watt, OLB, Wisconsin
Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson
Marcus Williams, S, Utah
Mike Williams, WR, Clemson
Howard Wilson, CB, Houston
Quincy Wilson, CB, Florida
Stanley Williams, RB, Kentucky
Joe Yearby, RB, Miami




Based on the All-American week of work, these are my Army Bowl superlatives for the 2017 class


Biggest statement: Stanford OT commit Walker Little
Little had what I felt was the best offensive line performance I've seen in an All-American setting. He validated his No. 2 ranking on 247Sports and stated a case to be considered as the No. 1 player in the country.
Most college-ready: UCLA DE commit Jaelan Phillips
He's got elite length, edge athleticism, bend and speed but Phillips plays with effort and that's why he's going to play immediately in Westwood. Watch Saturday's game tape, if he isn't disrupting plays in the backfield, he's running the ball down 15 yards downfield. Sometimes he's doing both on the same play. He's an absolute can't-miss force.
Lowest risk: Ohio State DE commit Chase Young
There's no chance Young isn't an impact player at Ohio State. There's not much to Young's game and that's what I like about. He's big and looks like he's only going to get bigger. He doesn't use some elaborate array of pass-rush moves. He just plays hard, plays big, finds the football and gets into the backfield.
Best arm: Clemson QB commit Hunter Johnson
The dude is a pure thrower. He showed it off in the game on Saturday by connecting on some of the day's biggest plays. If he finds consistency and starts to limit the outlier throws, he can be this class' most productive quarterback.
Most overlooked: Georgia RB commit D'Andre Swift
There has been so much hype over the race for the No. 1 running back ranking between Najee Harris and Cam Akers that a lot of people have forgotten about the guy that was the first No. 1 running back in this class. Swift may have been the best back of the week and showed a ton of versatility and flash throughout the week.
Most promising: Florida State RB commit Cam Akers
Florida State fans probably think they've found an instant replacement for Dalvin Cook. I'm not going to disagree. Despite most of his experience being at quarterback, Akers showed great feel at running back and better burst than anybody on Saturday. He was the day's best running back.
Best run blocker: Ohio State OG commit Wyatt Davis
During the practice week, when pass-blocking was at a premium and one-on-ones were the show, Davis could look out of sorts. When the game kicked off on Saturday thought, Davis showed where he makes his money: snow-plowing defensive tackles. He had some of the day's biggest pushes up front and he looks ready-made to be a road-grader.
Most pleasant surprise: Georgia OT commit Andrew Thomas
After Thomas competed at The Opening this summer, I thought he was a middle of the pack four-star offensive tackle. But whether Thomas has improved since then or just was better adjusted to the level of talent he'd be facing, he was a different player this week. You could make a case that Thomas was the second best offensive lineman of the week.
Quietest dominant week: Notre Dame OT commit Joshua Lugg
I don’t know how else to phrase it but for a guy that was just outstanding every day of the week, Lugg didn't quite get the buzz he probably deserved. I really think he is one of the best offensive linemen in this class. He's gifted physically, his film was good, he was a late addition to the game and he proved that he was one of the best on either roster.
Best leaders: Georgia QB commit Jake Fromm and Alabama QB commit Tua Tagovailoa
They do it in different ways but both Fromm and Tagovailoa are clearly leaders of men. Fromm is always encouraging, always talking, a guy that people look to on and off the field. Tagovailoa is more quiet but he just draws people to him intuitively. If you want a guy that can command a huddle, you can't miss on either of these two passers.
Most exciting: Florida State WR commit D.J. Matthews
Don't get caught checking your phone when Matthews' number gets called. He's a big-play threat every time he touches it and he showed that off on Saturday. He was making plays like that all week.
Silent assassin: Uncommitted WR Devonta Smith
You're not going to get Smith to say much but his play speaks loudly. Smith is strikingly slender but he's just so smooth, so natural and so good at getting open and making big plays. I like where we have him as a five-star receiver. Alabama, LSU and Miami are battling here.
Most upside: Uncommitted WR Henry Ruggs
It's hard to imagine that Henry Ruggs has really just been a part time receiver due to his basketball obligations. He's been an absolute delight to watch in the postseason. He's a natural pass-catcher with bigger hands than almost every offensive lineman at the event and he's got big-play potential. Quietly he's emerged as a candidate as the nation's top receiver. Alabama, Florida and Florida State are the favorites.
Best pass-game linebacker: Uncommitted LB Willie Gay
The most athletic linebacker at the event, Gay is a flash to the football but he's even a bigger threat when quarterbacks try to work the quick game throwing the football. Gay understands route-combinations and he can locate the football well. He's the perfect nickel linebacker. LSU and Mississippi State appear to be the current favorites.
Best run-game linebacker: Oklahoma LB commit Jacob Phillips
There's not many linebackers in America that are better coming downhill than Phillips. He flashed more than any other linebacker on Saturday and he's just so tough to block because of his size, strength and the angles he takes to the football. LSU is trying to push for the Sooners commit.
Most complete linebacker: Ohio State LB commit Baron Browning
Browning does everything well. He's got ideal size and length. He showed physicality to the football on Saturday. He flashed sideline to sideline athleticism all week. I still think the Buckeyes are getting the best at his position in Browning.
Biggest personality: Georgia S commit Richard LeCounte III
LeCounte is a five-star talent but he's off the charts as a personality. He made the week fun to cover because he was always bringing great energy to the field and the hotel hallways. That energy shines through in his play as well and I think it's a big reason why he's such a dynamic defender.
Stock up: Uncommitted DB Deommodore Lenoir
It's not a matter of whether Lenoir rises in the rankings. It's a matter of how high. He was great in coverage throughout the week. He's eager to be a presence in run support. He showed big play ability in the return game. Uncommitted right now, expect Lenoir's cell phone to be buzzing in the coming days from programs looking for DBs.
Biggest enigma: South Carolina S commit Hamsah Nasirildeen
Nasirildeen may legitimately be one of the best prospects in this entire class but he's a tough one to read. He'll get beat badly in coverage only to showcase his freakish wingspan and bat the ball away. He'll have great coverage only to bat down an easy interception. He'll flash in the run game as a physical presence only to disappear at times. My hunch is that South Carolina is getting a beast of a prospect but it won't shock me if he never quite pans out, either.
Most complete defensive back: Ohio State CB commit Jeffrey Okudah
Okudah made a case this week that he should be the nation's top cornerback. He's got everything you can ask for in the measurables department but he also showed up this week in coverage, created turnovers and brought the hat in support.
Biggest steal: Northwestern DL commit Earnest Brown
How did this guy get away from all the in-state Texas powers? Northwestern is getting a future NFL defensive lineman. Brown has extremely powerful hands and punch, he's long and rangy and he's got a frame that could develop in a number of different directions. He's going to be a guy that you watch on Saturday's and wonder how in the world Northwestern was able to land him.
All-upside: Texas A&M DT commit Jayden Peevy
Without any context, Peevy would be a "stock down" candidate this week but given that he's only played football for two years and he's never seen anything like what he faced in San Antonio, I liked what I saw. Peevy plays too high and is unrefined but he had one of the better frames in attendance and he can run and get the football along the line. Give him a few years and he'll be a force.
Most complete defensive lineman: Uncommitted DT Jay Tufele
If you want a quick, penetrating defensive tackle, Tufele can be that. If you want a wide pocket pusher, Tufele can be that. He cemented himself as one of the nation's top interior defenders this week. Ohio State and Utah are among the leaders here.
Welcome to the elite: Washington DT commit Marlon Tuipulotu

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