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2017 NFL Draft: 28 of 95 early entry prospects go undrafted

PHILADELPHIA -- The 2017 NFL Draft included 95 underclassmen and another eight who entered the draft having earned a degree but still with NCAA playing eligibility. But not all of them received a draft call over the last three days. NFL clubs selected 67 underclassmen, leaving 28 (30 percent) hoping to receive an undrafted free-agent contract, while two of the eight who earned a degree were left unselected. Last year, 30 of 96 underclassmen were not chosen (31 percent).

Among the top players who will be looking for a free-agent deal will be Baylor WR KD Cannon, who averaged over 1,000 yards and nine touchdowns per season in three years in the Bears' high-profile offense. Cannon (5-foot-11, 182 pounds) ran a 4.41 40-yard dash and the NFL Scouting Combine. Other notable undrafted underclassmen include Virginia Tech QB Jerod Evans, Texas A&M WR Speedy Noil and Oklahoma DL Charles Walker.

A look at the complete list, alphabetically:

» KD Cannon, WR, Baylor
» Devin Childress, WR, North Park
» Michael Clark, WR, Marshall
» Jerod Evans, QB, Virginia Tech
» Jeremy Faulk, DT, Garden City CC
» Tarean Folston, RB, Notre Dame
» Isaiah Golden, DT, McNeese State
» Jermaine Grace, LB, Miami
» Derrick Griffin, WR, Texas Southern
» Titus Howard, DB, Slippery Rock
» Tim Kimbrough, LB, Georgia
» Jerome Lane, WR, Akron
» Keevan Lucas, WR, Tulsa
» Damien Mama, OL, USC
» Deon-Tay McManus, WR, Marshall
» Speedy Noil, WR, Texas A&M
» Marcus Oliver, LB, Indiana
» Aaron Peak, DB, Butler County CC
» Devine Redding, RB, Indiana
» Travis Rudolph, WR, FSU
» Ricky Seals-Jones, WR, Texas A&M
» Garrett Sickels, DE, Penn State
» Damore'ea Stringfellow, WR, Ole Miss
» Darius Victor, RB, Towson
» Charles Walker, DL, Oklahoma
» Stanley "Boom" Williams, RB, Kentucky
» Joe Yearby, RB, Miami
» Ishmael Zamora, WR, Baylor

The following players in timely fashion under NFL rules officially notified the league office that they had fulfilled their degree requirements. Consequently, they were eligible for selection in the 2016 NFL Draft but were not picked:

» Artavis Scott, WR, Clemson
» Khari Waithe-Alexander, DE, Southern Illinois

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