NFL.com's College Football 24/7 is tracking the latest news on college football underclassmen in anticipation for the 2014 NFL Draft. Underclassmen have until Jan. 15, 2014 to declare for the draft.
Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn
Dec. 7: Robinson considering entering draft
Robinson, a third-year sophomore, has not yet filed for feedback from the NFL Draft Advisory Board, but he indicated Saturday he has heard talk that he could be a first-round pick if he chooses the enter the 2014 draft. Robinson helped the Tigers rush for 545 yards against Missouri in a 59-42 win Saturday in the SEC championship game.
Yawin Smallwood, LB, UConn
Louis Nix III, NT, Notre Dame
Dec. 7: Report: Notre Dame's Nix hires an agent
Notre Dame Louis Nix NT is expected take this game to the NFL, as he reportedly has hired an agent. Nix was hampered by some injury issues in 2013, which impacted his production when compared to a year ago, but he is still expected to be a hot commodity in the draft, likely coming off the board in the first round.
Antonio Richardson, OT, Tennessee
Dec. 6: Richardson opts to go pro in 2014
Richardson (6-foot-6, 327 pounds), the top performer on one of the SEC's best offensive lines, announced Friday that he will forgo his senior season at Tennessee and enter the 2014 NFL Draft. Last week, Tennessee offensive line coach Don Mahoney suggested Richardson might be ready to make the transition to the pros.
Danny Shelton, DT, Washington
Dec. 5: Report: Shelton will not enter 2014 draft
Shelton, the 6-foot-1, 327-pound mammoth who has anchored the Huskies' defense the past two seasons, will return to school for his senior season, RealDawg.com reported. Shelton has been described as a "prototypical nose tackle" by NFL Media analyst Charles Davis.
Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida
Dec. 5: Bortles expected to seek NFL draft feedback
The Orlando Sentinel reported that Bortles did not want to comment about any draft speculation. But the newspaper did say that "all indications" were that Bortles would submit paperwork to the NFL Draft Advisory Board, which will give him an idea of where he would be drafted.
Tre Mason, RB, Auburn
Dec. 4: Mason undecided on 2014 draft
Auburn's star junior running back could capitalize off his career season by making the leap to the NFL in 2014, but he's not sure that is what he will do. Mason said the NFL crosses his mind. He plans to hold off on making a decision until after the season, though.
Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon
Dec. 3: Mariota putting NFL on hold for another year
Mariota announced that he will return to the Ducks next season and won't apply for entry into the 2014 NFL Draft. "It is an honor to be a student at the University of Oregon and to have the opportunity to represent our institution on the football field alongside my teammates," Mariota said in a prepared statement.
Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina
Dec. 2: Gamecocks coach foresees end of Clowney's college career
Count South Carolina defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward among the many who believe Jadeveon Clowney will turn pro after this season. Ward hinted as much when he told The State that he expects Clowney to play in South Carolina's upcoming bowl game and "then he'll do his NFL workouts or whatever he is going to do." Fellow Gamecocks Kelcy Quarles and Vic Hampton are also expected to declare for the 2014 draft.
Bryce Petty, QB, Baylor
Dec. 2: Petty will return for senior season
Petty said he will "definitely be back" next year after a junior season in which he made a run at the Heisman Trophy and put Baylor in the discussion for the BCS championship game. He has passed for 3,557 yards with 28 touchdowns and two interceptions and also rushed for 11 touchdowns heading into the regular-season finale vs. Texas.
Loucheiz Purifoy, CB, Florida
Dec. 2: Muschamp supports Purifoy's draft decision
Gators head coach Will Muschamp said he is "100 percent supportive" of Purifoy's decision to pass on his senior season and enter the 2014 draft. Purifoy won't be leaving without questions, however, after a shaky season that saw his numbers dip and his status as a shutdown corner questioned during the Gators' 4-8 season.
Paul Richardson, WR, Colorado
Dec. 2: Richardon will declare for 2014 draft
Richardson is ready to announce that he will turn pro, according to an ESPN report, after a junior season in which he caught 79 passes for 1,289 yards and 10 touchdowns. He has the backing of Buffs head coach Mike MacIntyre, who has said he thinks Richardson is ready for the NFL.
Devin Gardner, QB, Michigan
Dec. 2: Gardner returning for senior season, Hoke says
Gardner will be back at Michigan next season, according to Wolverines head coach Brady Hoke, although Hoke mentioned he has not yet spoken with Gardner about his future. A junior, Gardner threw for 2,960 yards with 21 touchdowns and 11 interceptions in his first full season as a starter.
Tennessee OT Antonio Richardson and LB A.J. Johnson
Nov. 30: Vols assistants offer opinions on Richardson, Johnson
As juniors, Richardson and Johnson are both early-entry candidates, but Tennessee's assistant coaches seem to think Richardson is the more NFL-ready prospect between the two. Richardson is expected by many to be a first-round draft pick, but defensive coordinator John Jancek said he thinks Johnson might benefit from another season at Tennessee.
Brett Hundley, QB, UCLA
Nov. 30: Hundley avoids discussing draft decision
Like USC star Marqise Lee, Hundley said Saturday that he would not make a decision on whether he will stay in school or declare for the 2014 NFL Draft until after the Bruins' bowl game. "It is going to be a big decision," Hundley said. "I have got to sit down and think about it."
Vic Hampton, CB, South Carolina
Nov. 30: Hamptons says he'll go pro in 2014
Hampton said he intends to forgo his senior season and enter the 2014 NFL Draft, according to gogamecocks.com. Hampton leads the Gamecocks with three interceptions and nine pass breakups. Teammates Jadeveon Clowney and Kelcy Quarles are also expected to turn pro.
Marqise Lee, WR, USC
Nov. 30: Lee won't make decision until after bowl
USC WR Marqise Lee said after the Trojans' 35-14 loss to UCLA that he hasn't given any thought to whether he will return to school or declare for the 2014 NFL Draft, and doesn't plan to until after the Trojans' bowl game. "I haven't really thought about it," he said. "I haven't thought about agents. I haven't thought about anything. At this point I'm just lost in the world."
Isaiah Crowell, RB, Alabama State
Nov. 28: Ex-Georgia RB leaving school early
Crowell will forego his final year of college eligibility to declare for the NFL draft, ASU coach Reggie Barlow said. "We've talked about it. Honestly, when he came here that was one of the things that we talked about when he arrived that he would be here two years and that would be his goal," said Barlow, a former Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver.
Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M
Nov. 26: Sumlin clarifies remarks on Manziel
Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin said his remarks last week regarding Johnny Manziel's NFL future were misconstrued, clarifying that he doesn't know when Manziel will decide whether he will stay in school or declare for the 2014 draft. Last week, Sumlin indicated on ESPN's "SVP and Russillo" show that Manziel would make the decision during the Aggies' bowl preparations.
David Yankey, OL, Stanford
Yankey is a senior but has a fifth year of eligibility because he played only two games as a true freshman before suffering a season-ending injury. Head coach David Shaw said Monday that he "wouldn't be surprised" if Yankey entered the 2014 NFL Draft, saying he believes Yankey is "good enough" to turn pro.
Ameer Abdullah, RB, Nebraska
Nebraska junior running back Ameer Abdullah, the Big Ten's leading rusher, says that he hasn't given thought to whether this week's game vs. Iowa will be his last in college, noting that going pro would be a "really big jump."
Jace Amaro, TE, Texas Tech
Amaro was not among the three finalists named for this season's John Mackey Award, presented to the nation's top tight end, and the announcement apparently displeased him enough to affect his decision whether to stay in school or turn pro. Amaro posted a tweet Monday that hinted as much -- not the first time he's posted a mysterious tweet about his draft intentions.
Alfred Blue, RB, LSU
Nov. 25: Report: Blue might leave for NFL
Despite being granted a fifth year of eligibility, RB Alfred Blue might skip his senior season and enter the 2014 draft, according to nola.com. The school said Blue, who has backed up Jeremy Hill the last two seasons, will participate in LSU's Senior Day festivities before the Tigers' final regular-season game Friday vs. Arkansas.
Chris Boyd, WR, Vanderbilt
Nov. 25: Boyd discusses early NFL draft entry
Boyd, who was dismissed from the team earlier this year for after-the-fact involvement in an alleged rape perpetrated by four other Commodores football players, told NFL.com that he has decided to make an early jump to the NFL rather than transferring to another school.
Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina
North Carolina coach Larry Fedora announced Monday that tight end Eric Ebron intends to enter the 2014 NFL Draft. With an "illegal" blend of size and speed, as Ebron described his physical attributes earlier this season, the junior has a shot to be the first tight end selected.
South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney and DT Kelcy Quarles
Nov. 25: Spurrier hints at intentions of Clowney, Quarles
While Clowney has offered little in the way of his plans for 2014, South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier indicated he's anticipating watching the star DE, as well as Quarles, enter the draft. Spurrier he expects both juniors to "go out with the seniors" on South Carolina's Nov. 30 Senior Day, a sign that it will be the last home game for them.
Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville
Nov. 24: Bridgewater gives no indication on whether he'll turn pro
Louisville has played its final home game of the season. Whether it was the final home game in his career for Bridgewater remains unknown. After the game, Bridgewater refused to discuss his football future, rather focus on his team's remaining games.
South Carolina DL Kelcy Quarles and CB Victor Hampton
Nov. 23: Quarles wavering as Hampton mulls draft decision
Quarles' father has said this season will be his son's last with the Gamecocks. Kelcy Quarles isn't so sure he's ready to make the leap, though. Quarles acknowledged he's thinking about declaring for the draft after the season, but has yet to make up his mind. Hampton said he, too, is considering leaving South Carolina a season early, but isn't ready to announce a final decision.
Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M
Nov. 22: Sumlin reveals timeline for Manziel's for draft decision
Manziel will announce whether or not he's turning pro before the Aggies' bowl game, Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin told ESPN Radio's "SVP and Russillo" show. Signs are pointing to Manziel entering the draft, but Sumlin said he hasn't had a conversation with Manziel about that subject.
Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State
Nov. 20: Roby will turn pro after season, Meyer says
Roby will be among the Buckeyes' Senior Day honorees this weekend, when Ohio States faces Indiana, according to head coach Urban Meyer, adding that the junior will turn enter the 2014 draft. Widely considered one of the nation's top cornerbacks before the season, Roby has struggled at times this year and has seen his draft stock fall. He has eight interceptions and 32 pass breakups in three seasons.
Louis Nix III, DT, Notre Dame
Nov. 20: Nix 'not sure' if he'll return for 2014 season
Nix redshirted as a true freshman, and though Notre Dame lists him as a senior, he has one more season of eligibility remaining. "If you guys had the opportunity, would you come back to Notre Dame?" Nix asked of reporters this week, according to IrishIllustrated.com. " ... It's something to think about right now. I'm not sure, to be honest. It's something to consider. We've got a lot of good guys coming back."
Braxton Miller, QB, Ohio State
Nov. 20: Ex-Ohio State QB thinks Miller should stay in school
Put former Ohio State and NFL quarterback Craig Krenzel in the camp of those that think the current Buckeyes quarterback should return for his senior season. There has been speculation that Miller could forego his senior year and turn pro, and Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer might have played into that with his response to a question about whether Miller would be best served by staying for his senior season.
La'el Collins, OT, LSU
Nov. 20: Miles: Collins 'just scratching surface' of talent
Collins hasn't even yet logged a full season as a starting left tackle, but the Tigers' junior has vast potential as a pro, LSU coach Les Miles indicated. "I think he's a big, strong, very capable tackle. I think he's just scratching the surface of how good he's going to be. I would expect that he is a guy that will play for a number of years after his college career," Miles said. Collins has yet to comment on whether he is considering early draft entry.
Jeremy Hill and Kenny Hilliard, RBs, LSU
Nov. 20: LSU could lose two running backs to draft
Hill is likely to turn pro after the season, according to a report in The Times-Picayune on the extended eligibility of two other members of the Tigers' offensive backfield. The report also suggests that little-used junior running back Kenny Hilliard, the nephew of former LSU and New Orleans Saints running back Dalton Hilliard, might turn pro as well.
Paul Richardson, WR, Colorado
Nov. 20: Coach: Richardson has NFL ability
Colorado head coach Mike MacIntyre hinted that Saturday's game against USC could be Richardson's last home game, saying he thinks Richardson "definitely" has the skills to play at the next level. A redshirt junior, Richardson has bounced back nicely after missing all of 2012 with a torn ACL, ranking fourth in the FBS with 120 receiving yards per game, but his slight frame (6-1, 170 pounds) is a concern for many scouts.
Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson
Nov. 19: Watkins' draft decision to come after season
Watkins said that he has been getting plenty of mail and messages from financial advisors and agents, but won't make a decision on whether he will turn pro until after the season. Tigers coach Dabo Swinney reiterated that he thought Watkins was ready for the NFL, but Watkins said he has not decided.
Cedric Ogbuehi, OT, Texas A&M
Nov. 19: Ogbuehi softens stance on 2014 draft
Where Ogbuehi's stance on early draft entry is concerned, hold everything. The standout junior said he would "consider his options" where the NFL draft is concerned, according to the San Antonio News Express. That's a departure from a magazine report from earlier this fall, in which Ogbuehi indicated he would return to Texas A&M for his senior season.
Vic Beasley, DE, Clemson
Nov. 19: Clemson coach says Beasley should return for senior season
Beasley has cooled off after a hot start to the season, but indicated he was considering entering the 2014 draft in mid-October. Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney is making it clear he thinks an early entry for Beasley would be a bad decision.
Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville
Nov. 18: Bridgewater has 'whole new year' to make decision
If Bridgewater does intend to declare for the draft after the season, he won't be making that decision known at Louisville's Senior Day. Coach Charlie Strong announced the junior QB will not take part in the team's Nov. 23 Senior Day festivities. Juniors that expect to leave school early are often honored at Senior Day. "We're not going to even talk about him and saying this is going to be his last game," Strong said. "He's still got a whole new year, and he's going to have to make that decision."
Donte Moncrief, WR, Ole Miss
Nov. 14: Moncrief undecided on draft
Moncrief is heating up after a slow start to the season. Will he cap off his junior season with an announcement that he's entering the NFL draft? The star receiver told reporters he will rely on the advice of his head coach, Hugh Freeze, to make that decision.
Austin Hill, WR, Arizona
Nov. 13: Hill plans to return to school
Hill is already thinking about the 2014 college football season, stating his intention to return to school next year. "I'm not done with college yet," Hill told the Tucson Citizen.
Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel and WR Mike Evans
Nov. 11:Teammate hints Manziel, Evans will enter draft
Johnny Manziel didn't bite when he was asked whether a Nov. 9 win over Mississippi State would be his final home game as an Aggie, but post-game comments from a teammate, WR Malcome Kennedy, raised eyebrows. Kennedy spoke in the past tense when discussing the Texas A&M careers of Manziel and the QB's top target, WR Mike Evans.
Dominique Easley, DT, Florida
Nov. 10: Easley's rehab focused on preparation for draft
Easley will rehabilitate his surgically repaired right knee in Boca Raton, Fla., with a trainer referred to him by former UF teammate and Baltimore Ravens safety Matt Elam, according to FOXSports.com. Easley will work with trainer Tony Villano beginning Dec. 1 in preparation for the NFL draft next spring.
Kelcy Quarles, DL, South Carolina
Nov. 6: South Carolina DL Kelcy Quarles' father says son will enter 2014 NFL Draft
South Carolina junior Kelcy Quarles has been among the most dominant defensive linemen in the SEC this season, and he intends to make 2013 his final year with the Gamecocks. Quarles' father told gogamecocks.com that the South Carolina coaching staff, including Steve Spurrier, already knows his son will declare for the draft after the season.
Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin
Nov. 6: Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon likely to stay in school, tweet says
Third-year sophomore running back Melvin Gordon is expected to return to Wisconsin in 2014 because he wants to make a run at the Heisman Trophy, according to a writer for badgerblitz.com. Gordon has been a big-play machine for the Badgers in 2013.
James Wilder, Jr. and Devonta Freeman, RBs, Florida State
Nov. 5: Florida State's James Wilder tells recruit he might turn pro
A recruit who attended the Florida State-Miami game told 247 Sports that Seminole running back James Wilder Jr. said he and teammate Devonta Freeman might consider leaving school for the NFL after this season.
Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry, WRs, LSU
Oct. 30: Beckham, Landry 'likely' to turn pro early
Odell Beckham, Jr., and Jarvis Landry are likely to leave the school after the season and declare early eligibility for the 2014 NFL Draft, according to The Times-Picayune. The two have emerged at arguably the top receiving tandem in the Southeastern Conference this year.
Stephon Tuitt, DE, Notre Dame
Oct. 24: Tuitt says decision will come after season
The will-he-go-pro-or-won't-he-go-pro soap opera surrounding Tuitt took another turn. Last week, Tuitt told the Notre Dame student newspaper he would return for his senior season. The next day, his mother told the Chicago Tribune her son had misspoke. A week later, Tuitt tried to explain everything to irishillustrated.com.
Colt Lyerla, TE, Oregon
Oct. 24: Lyerla arrested on cocaine charge
The sad saga of Lyerla continues with more bad news, as the former Oregon tight end was arrested in Eugene, Ore., for cocaine possession. Last week, Lyerla signed with an agent and reportedly began to work with a private trainer to prepare for workouts with NFL teams.