53 Players Granted Special Eligibility for 2010 NFL Draft

Here's an updated list of the NFL draftees via a NFL press release:

The National Football League announced today the names of 53 players who have been granted special eligibility for the 2010 NFL Draft on April 22-24.

The NFL Draft will start in primetime for the first time in 2010.  The first round will be held on Thursday, April 22 at 7:30 PM ET.  The second and third rounds are set for Friday, April 23 at 6:30 PM ET.  Rounds 4-7 will be held on Saturday, April 24 at 10:00 AM ET.  The entire NFL Draft will be televised by NFL Network and ESPN.

Each of the 53 players has met the league's three-year eligibility rule and each has submitted a written application in which he renounced his remaining college football eligibility.  The deadline for receiving applications was January 15.

The 53 players this year match the total number that was granted special eligibility in 2008.  Last year, special eligibility was granted to 46 players.

The players granted special eligibility for the NFL Draft the past 10 years:

Year

Players Granted Special Eligibility

 

Year

Players Granted Special Eligibility

2010

53

2005

51

2009

46

2004

43

2008

53

2003

47

2007

40

2002

38

2006

52

2001

35

 

The players declared eligible are:

Player

Pos.

College

Basped, Kevin

DE

Nevada

Benn, Arrelious

WR

Illinois

Berry, Eric

DB

Tennessee

Best, Jahvid

RB

California

Bowman, Navorro

LB

Penn State

Bradford, Sam

QB

Oklahoma

Briscoe, Dezmon

WR

Kansas

Brown, Antonio

WR

Central Michigan

Bryant, Dez

WR

Oklahoma State

Bulaga, Bryan

T

Iowa

Burnett, Morgan

DB

Georgia Tech

Campbell, Bruce

T

Maryland

Clausen, Jimmy

QB

Notre Dame

Curran, Rennie

LB

Georgia

Davis, Anthony

T

Rutgers

Dunlap, Carlos

DE

Florida

Dwyer, Jonathan

RB

Georgia Tech

Franks, Dominique

DB

Oklahoma

Geathers, Clifton

DE

South Carolina

Gibson, Thaddeus

DE

Ohio State

Gresham, Jermaine

TE

Oklahoma

Griffen, Everson

DE

Southern California

Gronkowski, Rob

TE

Arizona

Haden, Joe

DB

Florida

Hernandez, Aaron

TE

Florida

Jackson, Kareem

DB

Alabama

Jones, Chad

DB

Louisiana State

Jones, Reshad

DB

Georgia

Joseph, Linval

DT

East Carolina

Marshall, Darius

RB

Marshall

Mathews, Ryan

RB

Fresno State

McClain, Rolando

LB

Alabama

McCoy, Gerald

DT

Oklahoma

McKnight, Joe

RB

Southern California

McNeal, Shawnbrey

RB

Southern Methodist

Mitchell, Carlton

WR

South Florida

Moore, Joshua

DB

Kansas State

Morgan, Derrick

DE

Georgia Tech

Norton, Jerell

DB

Arkansas

Pierre-Paul, Jason

DE

South Florida

Pouncey, Maurkice

C

Florida

Price, Brian

DT

UCLA

Rogan, Dennis

DB

Tennessee

Snead, Jevan

QB

Mississippi

Spievey, Amari

DB

Iowa

Tate, Golden

WR

Notre Dame

Thomas, Demaryius

WR

Georgia Tech

Thomas, Earl

DB

Texas

Warren, Donovan

DB

Michigan

Williams, Damian

WR

Southern California

Williams, Mike

WR

Syracuse

Worilds, Jason

DE

Virginia Tech

Wright, Major

DB

Florida

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