College football underclassmen entering 2022 NFL draft

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With the bowl season complete, premier college football players who have been in school for three or four seasons and still have eligibility remaining must weigh the positives and negatives of returning to continue their college careers or turning professional.

Those players had until Jan. 17 to file declaration papers with the NFL, with a 72-hour period to reconsider after filing. At that time, an official list of underclassmen in the 2022 draft was released by the NFL. The 2022 NFL draft is scheduled to be held in Las Vegas from April 28-30.

Below is the list the NFL released Jan. 21 of the underclassmen who have been granted entry to the 2022 NFL draft.

Oregon pass rusher Kayvon Thibodeaux is projected to be one of the top picks in the 2022 NFL draft.
Oregon pass rusher Kayvon Thibodeaux is projected to be one of the top picks in the 2022 NFL draft.
  • Tyler Allgeier, RB, BYU

  • Alec Anderson, OT, UCLA

  • Matt Araiza, P, San Diego State

  • Jalyn Armour-Davis, CB, Alabama

  • Brian Asamoah, LB, Oklahoma

  • Kevin Austin Jr., WR, Notre Dame

  • David Bell, WR, Purdue

  • Dane Belton, S, Iowa

  • Slade Bolden, WR, Alabama

  • Nik Bonitto, LB, Oklahoma

  • Andrew Booth Jr., CB, Clemson

  • Gabe Brkic, K, Oklahoma

  • Treylon Burks, WR, Arkansas

  • Leo Chenal, LB, Wisconsin

  • Lewis Cine, S, Georgia

  • Snoop Conner, RB, Mississippi

  • Jashaun Corbin, RB, Florida State

  • Matt Corral, QB, Mississippi

  • Charles Cross, OT, Mississippi State

  • Nick Cross, S, Maryland

  • Tyrion Davis-Price, RB, LSU

  • Nakobe Dean, LB, Georgia

  • Greg Dulcich, TE, UCLA

  • William Dunkle, OG, San Diego State

  • Jerrion Ealy, RB, Mississippi

  • Ikem Ekwonu, OT, North Carolina State

  • Kaiir Elam, CB, Florida

  • Kaleb Eleby, QB, Western Michigan

  • Noah Elliss, DT, Idaho

  • Martin Emerson, CB, Mississippi State

  • Joshua Ezeudu, OT, North Carolina

  • Erik Ezukanma, WR, Texas Tech

  • John FitzPatrick, TE, Georgia

  • Cordale Flott, DB, LSU

  • Jerome Ford, RB, Cincinnati

  • Ahmad "Sauce" Gardner, CB, Cincinnati

  • Tyler Goodson, RB, Iowa

  • Kyler Gordon, CB, Washington

  • Vincent Gray, DB, Michigan

  • Kenyon Green, OG, Texas A&M

  • Ben Griffiths, P, USC

  • Breece Hall, RB, Iowa State

  • Hassan Haskins, RB, Michigan

  • Kyle Hamilton, S, Notre Dame

  • Christian Harris, LB, Alabama

  • Kevin Harris, RB, South Carolina

  • Daxton Hill, S, Michigan

  • Christopher Hinton, DT, Michigan

  • Sam Howell, QB, North Carolina

  • Drake Jackson, DE, USC

  • Travis Jones, DT, UConn

  • Cameron Jurgens, C, Nebraska

  • George Karlaftis, DE, Purdue

  • Zonovan Knight, RB, North Carolina State

  • DeMarvin Leal, DT, Texas A&M

  • Tyler Linderbaum, C, Iowa

  • Drake London, WR, USC

  • Sincere McCormick, RB, Texas-San Antonio

  • Trent McDuffie, CB, Washington

  • Verone McKinley III, S, Oregon

  • Kyler McMichael, DB, North Carolina

  • Ja'Quan McMillian, CB, East Carolina

  • John Metchie III, WR, Alabama

  • James Mitchell, TE, Virginia Tech

  • Skyy Moore, WR, Western Michigan

  • Jalen Nailor, WR, Michigan State

  • Evan Neal, OT, Alabama

  • David Ojabo, LB, Michigan

  • Nicholas Petit-Frere, OT, Ohio State

  • Kyle Philips, WR, UCLA

  • George Pickens, WR, Georgia

  • Makai Polk, WR, Mississippi State

  • Sean Rhyan, OT, UCLA

  • Wan'Dale Robinson, WR, Kentucky

  • Dare Rosenthal, OT, Kentucky

  • Justyn Ross, WR, Clemson

  • Brandon Smith, LB, Penn State

  • Tyler Smith, OT, Tulsa

  • Tyler Snead, WR, East Carolina

  • Isaiah Spiller, RB, Texas A&M

  • Chris Steele, CB, USC

  • Derek Stingley Jr., CB, LSU

  • Carson Strong, QB, Nevada

  • Isaac Taylor-Stuart, CB, USC

  • Master Teague, RB, Ohio State

  • Luke Tenuta, OT, Virginia Tech

  • Kayvon Thibodeaux, DE, Oregon

  • Cameron Thomas, DE, San Diego State

  • Tyler Vrabel, OT, Boston College

  • Kenneth Walker III, RB, Michigan State

  • Rasheed Walker, OT, Penn State

  • Travon Walker, DE, Georgia

  • Jermaine Waller, CB, Virginia Tech

  • Josh Watts, P, Colorado

  • Dohnovan West, C, Arizona State

  • Zamir White, RB, Georgia

  • Devon Williams, WR, Oregon

  • Jameson Williams, WR, Alabama

  • Kyren Williams, RB, Notre Dame

  • Garrett Wilson, WR, Ohio State

  • Alex Wright, LB, UAB

  • Mykael Wright, CB, Oregon

  • Jalen Wydermyer, TE, Texas A&M

  • Cade York, K, LSU

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: NFL draft 2022: Underclassmen leaving college early