The list below includes underclassmen who have stated their intent to enter the 2021 NFL Draft, sorted by school. Underclassmen have until January 18 to file declaration papers with the league, with a 72-hour period to reconsider after filing. The list of underclassmen who have been approved for entry by the NFL will be released to the 32 teams on Jan. 22.
The NFL granted special eligibility to 99 underclassmen for the 2020 draft, two years after a record 106 underclassmen were approved for the 2018 draft.
The 86th NFL draft is scheduled to be held April 29-May 1, 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio.
NOTE: The NCAA has granted all fall sports athletes an additional year of eligibility, meaning seniors whose eligibility would have expired in a normal year have the option of returning to school for the 2021 season. The NFL has informed clubs that players who have completed four years must notify the league by March 1 if they intend to forego the 2021 draft and stay in school.
At the bottom of this post you'll find a list of seniors who opted out of the entire 2020 season and announced their intent to enter the 2021 NFL Draft.
Intending on early draft entry
NORTH DAKOTA STATE
SAN DIEGO STATE
Seniors who opted out of 2020 season and intend to enter 2021 NFL Draft