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.
Cameron Fleming, RT, Stanford
Jan. 14:Fleming skipping senior season for draft
Fleming, who started 39 games over three seasons at Stanford, will enter the 2014 draft, meaning the Cardinal must replace four of their five starting offensive linemen. Fleming (6-foot-6, 318 pounds) earned second-team All-Pac 12 honors this season.
Josh Shaw, DB, USC
Jan. 14:Shaw returning to USC
Shaw, who announced through USC that he'll return for his senior season, has experience at both safety and cornerback, but it was at the latter where he was especially effective in 2013, stabilizing a considerable weakness. Shaw made 67 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss and four interceptions, tied for second on the team.
La'El Collins, OT, LSU
Jan. 14:Collins returning for senior season
Collins announced that he will stay in school for his senior season. In a draft loaded with promising prospects at left tackle, Collins, who has been projected as a second- or third-round pick, could position himself closer to the top of a weaker pool of left tackles in the 2015 draft.
Ed Reynolds, FS, Stanford
Jan. 14:Reynolds will enter 2014 NFL Draft
Reynolds (6-foot-2, 206 pounds) will forgo his senior season and turn pro, becoming the second Stanford underclassman to declare for the 2014 draft. A two-year starter, he had 87 tackles, an interception and four pass breakups this season.
Javorius Allen, RB, USC
Jan. 14:Allen returning for junior season
Allen, who emerged as an offensive threat under interim coach Ed Orgeron, announced that he will return to school next season. Allen had 722 yards and 14 touchdowns in the nine games after Lane Kiffin was fired.
LSU RBs Alfred Blue and Kenny Hilliard
Hilliard will return to LSU next season while the school's Sports Information Department confirmed to nola.com that Blue will enter the draft. Hilliard backed up starter Jeremy Hill last season along with Terrence Magee and Blue. He rushed for 310 yards and seven touchdowns on 68 carries. Blue rushed for 354 yards and a TD on 71 carries.
David Yankey, OL, Stanford
Yankey will enter the 2014 NFL Draft, he announced in a press release issued through the school. Yankey (6-foot-5, 313 pounds) earned All-America recognition at left guard this season after earning All-America status at left tackle last season. He compares favorably to former Stanford guard David DeCastro, a first-round draft pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2012.
Ka'Deem Carey, RB, Arizona
Jan. 13:Carey will enter draft
Carey will forgo his senior season and enter the 2014 NFL Draft, the school confirmed. After rushing for 1,929 yards and 23 touchdowns as a sophomore, Carey added 1,885 yards and 19 scores in 2013 despite missing a stat-stuffing season opener against Northern Arizona while serving a one-game suspension. Carey added 77 receptions for 679 yards and four touchdowns for his career.
Trai Turner, OG, LSU
Carl Bradford, DT, Arizona State
Jan. 13:Report: Bradford signs with agent
Bradford has signed with Athletes First, Liz Mullen of Sports Business Journal reported, which disqualifies him of his final season of eligibility. Bradford's production decreased a bit from his breakout sophomore season, but he still posted 61 tackles, 19 tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and one interception in 2013. In 2012, Bradford accounted for 81 tackles, 20.5 tackles for loss, 11.5 sacks and three forced fumbles.
Jeremy Hill, RB, LSU
Jan. 13:Hill reveals plans for draft
Hill took to Twitter to declare he'll enter the 2014 NFL Draft. It was a surprise move given reports indicated that Hill was leaning toward staying at the school. Hill brings a great deal of talent, but a great deal of baggage as well, to the draft pool. He enjoyed a dominant season as a third-year sophomore, rushing 203 times for 1,401 yards and 16 touchdowns despite missing one game and part of another at the beginning of the season after being suspended for his second arrest.
Vic Beasley, DE, Clemson
Jan. 12:Beasley reversing course on draft plans?
Beasley previously indicated he was leaning toward entering the 2014 NFL Draft, but Yahoo Sports reported he is now leaning toward returning for his senior season. "I think he's kind of a little bit torn, because everybody wants to have an opportunity to play in the NFL, but he also knows that he could greatly improve himself with another year in school and all that," Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney told The Greenville News. Beasley, who told reporters last month that he received a second-round grade from the NFL Draft Advisory Board, is coming off a breakout season in which he made 23 tackles for loss (second in the FBS) with 13 sacks (tied for third in the FBS).
Vinnie Sunseri, safety, Alabama
Jan. 12:Report: Sunseri will enter draft
Sunseri, who had 20 tackles, one tackle for loss and two interceptions as a junior before tearing his ACL in October, will forgo his final season of eligibility, ESPN.com reported. Sunseri previously said he was looking at a four-month recovery, a timetable that would put him on track to participate in the NFL Scouting Combine next month in Indianapolis.
Devonta Freeman, RB, Florida State
Jan. 11:Freeman will turn pro
Freeman will forgo his senior season and enter the 2014 draft, becoming the fourth FSU underclassman to turn pro. He received a third-round grade from the NFL Draft Advisory Board after rushing for 1,016 yards -- the first FSU running back to top 1,000 yards in a season since Warrick Dunn in 1996 -- and 14 touchdowns.
Pierre Warren, FS, Jacksonville State
Jan. 11:Warren declares for 2014 NFL Draft
Warren (6-foot-2, 200 pounds) will skip his senior season and enter the 2014 draft. A two-year starter at Jacksonville State, Warren was a first-team All-Ohio Valley Conference selection after recording 76 tackles and five interceptions. He helped his team reach the quarterfinals of the FCS playoffs.
Viliami Moala, DT, California
Jan. 11:Moala will enter 2014 draft
Moala became the third underclassman on Cal's defense to declare for the 2014 draft, joining LB Khairi Fortt and CB Kameron Jackson. One of the nation's top recruits out of high school, Moala started 11 games as a junior, with 37 tackles, four tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks. Cal allowed 45.9 points and 529 yards per game this season.
Cedric Reed, DE, Texas
Jan. 10:Reed one of three Longhorns to announce 2014 return
Charlie Strong has work to do in recruiting, but the new Texas head coach already scored three significant commitments when junior defensive end Cedric Reed, cornerback Quandre Diggs and running back Malcolm Brown all pledged to return to school next season.
Denzel Perryman, LB, Miami
Troy Niklas, TE, Notre Dame
Jan. 10:Niklas will enter 2014 draft
Niklas, a tight end who played outside linebacker in his freshman season, will bypass his senior season and enter the 2014 NFL Draft. Niklas was expected to be a focal point of the Notre Dame's offense next season, with WR T.J. Jones' departure, but he will leave after totaling 37 receptions for 573 yards and six TDs in his career.
Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Florida State
Stanford LB A.J. Tarpley and DE Henry Anderson
Jan. 10:Two defenders to return to Cardinal
Tarpley and Anderson will remain at Stanford for their senior seasons, Cardinal coach David Shaw announced. Stanford is still waiting on decisions from All-America left guard David Yankey, safety Ed Reynolds and right tackle Cameron Fleming.
Braxton Miller, QB, Ohio State
Jan. 9:Miller returning for senior season
Miller will return for his senior season with the Buckeyes, the school confirmed. Miller had 3,162 yards of total offense and accounted for 36 touchdowns this season in helping the Buckeyes to a 12-2 record. He threw for 2,094 yards, 24 touchdowns and seven interceptions, and added 1,068 yards and 12 TDs on the ground despite missing two games and most of a third with a knee injury.
Alabama safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, OT Cyrus Kouandjio, LB Adrian Hubbard and DL Jeoffrey Pagan
Jan. 9:Tide losing four underclassmen to draft
Pagan and Hubbard joined teammates Clinton-Dix and Kouandjio to make four underclassmen leaving the Crimson Tide, including three defensive starters. Clinton-Dix and Kouandjio said that they received first-round draft grades from the NFL Draft Advisory Board, although Clinton-Dix was the steadier performer of the two in 2013.
Ameer Abdullah, RB, Nebraska
Abdullah will return for his senior season, the school announced. This season he finished ninth nationally with 1,690 rushing yards and was one of 10 semifinalists for the Doak Walker Award, given to the nation's top running back. Abdullah will be the focal point of the Huskers' offense next season.
Tre Mason, RB, Auburn
Timmy Jernigan, DT, Florida State
Cedric Ogbuehi, OT, Texas A&M
Jan. 9:Ogbuehi returning for senior season
Ogbuehi, one of this season's fastest-rising prospects, tweeted Thursday that he will return for his senior season with the Aggies. Ogbuehi said after Texas A&M's win over Duke in the Chick-fil-A Bowl that he received a first-round grade from the NFL Draft Advisory Board.
Cameron Erving, OT, Florida State
Jan. 9:Three Seminoles will return for 2014
Erving is one of three Florida State underclassmen who announced that they will return to Tallahassee for next season. Wide receiver Rashad Greene and guard Tre Jackson announced they will return for next season, as well, instead of making themselves available for the 2014 NFL Draft.
Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M
Jan. 8:As expected, Manziel declares for 2014 draft
Manziel will enter the 2014 NFL Draft and leave two years of college eligibility on the NCAA table. The Texas A&M star quarterback submitted his name to the NFL for inclusion in the 2014 NFL Draft, according to NFL Media analyst Gil Brandt and announced his decision in a letter thanking Texas A&M fans. Scouts have widely projected Manziel as a first-round draft pick, although speculation on where in the first round he will be chosen has varied.
George Atkinson III, RB, Notre Dame
Jan. 8:Notre Dame runner going pro
After receiving a late-round evaluation from the NFL Draft Advisory Board, Atkinson is ready to leave college and head to the NFL. His father, George Atkinson Jr, who played for the Raiders in the late 1960s and early 1970s, said: "If you have an opportunity, why not try to seize it? It was nothing other than a conscious decision based on opportunity. He feels he's ready for it."
Terrance West, RB, Towson
Jan. 8:West declares for draft
West, who set FCS single-season records for rushing yards and touchdowns, is forgoing his senior season to turn pro. He rushed for 2,509 yards and scored 42 total touchdowns this season. Towson coach Rob Ambrose said feedback from the NFL Draft Advisory Board was that West could be drafted as early as the third round.
Xavier Grimble, TE, USC
Isaiah Snead, WR, Ball State
Jan. 7:Snead will enter 2014 draft
Snead, who was seventh in the nation with 106 receptions and third in the nation with 1,516 receiving yards and 15 TDs, will skip his senior season and turn pro, the school announced Tuesday. Despite his production, Snead (5-foot-11, 193 pounds) is viewed as a third-day prospect because of his lack of speed.
James Wilder Jr., RB, Florida State
Jan. 7:Report: Wilder Jr. entering 2014 NFL Draft
Wilder, who was third on the team this season with 563 rushing yards, will bypass his senior season and enter the 2014 NFL Draft, according to ESPN.com. Wilder was one of the nation's top recruits in 2011 but struggled to live up to the billing, finishing his Seminoles career with 1,358 yards and 20 touchdowns.
Josh Stewart, WR, Oklahoma State
Jan. 7:Stewart says he will enter 2014 draft
Stewart became the latest underclassman wide receiver to announce he will turn pro, making his decision known on his Instagram account. After his breakout sophomore season, in which he had 101 catches for 1,210 yards and seven TDs, Stewart (5-foot-10, 185 pounds) had 60 catches for 703 yards and three TDs.
Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn
Jan. 7:Robinson going pro after dominant BCS title game
One of the fastest-rising underclassmen in college football will cash in with two years of college eligibility remaining as Robinson announced via Twitter that he intends to enter the 2014 NFL Draft. A menacing run blocker at 6-foot-5, 305 pounds, Robinson drew rave reviews from NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah for his performance in the title-game loss to Florida State.
Henry Josey, RB, Missouri
Jan. 7:Josey intends to enter 2014 NFL Draft
After proving in 2013 that he has regained his speed, which was in question after he missed more than 12 months rehabbing from a devastating knee injury, Josey has decided he will turn pro instead of returning for another season of college ball.
A.J. Johnson, LB, Tennessee
Jan. 7:Johnson returning for senior season
Tennessee coach Butch Jones announced via Twitter Tuesday that junior linebacker A.J. Johnson will return for his senior season rather than declaring for early entry into the 2014 NFL draft. Johnson's return should boost a Vols defense that was subpar in 2013.
Darrin Reaves, RB, UAB
Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, CB, Oregon
Jan. 6:Ekpre-Olomu says he'll return for senior season
Ekpre-Olomu will remain at Oregon for his senior season, the school announced Monday. Widely regarded as one of the top cornerbacks in the nation, Ekpre-Olomu will join QB Marcus Mariota and center Hroniss Grasu among top Ducks prospects remaining in school.
Sean Mannion, QB, Oregon State
Jan. 6:Mannion announces he'll return for senior season
Mannion announced on his Twitter account Monday that he will remain at Oregon State for his senior season. Mannion got off to a hot start this season, throwing for 29 touchdowns and three interceptions in his first seven games, but then threw seven touchdowns and 11 interceptions in his last five. He will have to adjust to life without his top receiver, Brandin Cooks, who will enter the 2014 draft.
Trey Flowers, DE, Arkansas
Jan. 6: Flowers will return to school
Flowers received a third-round grade from the NFL Draft Advisory Board but announced Monday that he will stay in school, saying he still has goals on and off the field. Flowers led the Razorbacks in tackles for loss with 13.5, including five sacks, five quarterback hurries and a team-best three forced fumbles.
Central Florida QB Blake Bortles and RB Storm Johnson
Jan. 6:Bortles, Johnson decide to enter 2014 draft
Coming off UCF's surprising win over Baylor in the Fiesta Bowl, Bortles and Johnson both decided they will bypass their senior season to enter the 2014 draft. Bortles, who reportedly received a first-round grade from the draft advisory board, is considered the top quarterback in the draft by at least one NFL team with a top-10 pick. Johnson rushed for 1,139 yards and 14 TDs this season, including a 124-yard, three-touchdown game in the Fiesta Bowl.
Lache Seastrunk, RB, Baylor
Jan. 6:Seastrunk turning pro in 2014
Seastrunk announced Monday that he will enter the 2014 draft. Despite missing two games with a groin injury, he rushed for 1,177 yards and 11 touchdowns this season. Seastrunk is considered one of the fastest RBs in the draft and has run sub-4.4 times in the 40-yard dash.
Stephon Tuitt, DE, Notre Dame
De'Anthony Thomas, RB, Oregon
*Jan. 5: *Thomas declares for 2014 draft
Thomas announced that he will forgo his senior season and enter the 2014 NFL Draft. Thomas proved to be one of the most explosive, exciting and versatile players in college football, excelling as a rusher, receiver in the slot and out of the backfield, and return specialist.
LSU WRs Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham Jr.
Jan. 5:Landry and Beckham to enter draft
Beckham Jr. and Landry, both juniors, have decided to enter the 2014 NFL Draft, multiple media outlets reported. Landry and Beckham, who won the Paul Hornung Award as the nation's most versatile player in 2013, formed the top receiving tandem in the SEC this season, combining for 136 receptions, 2,345 yards and 18 touchdowns.
Clemson WR Martavis Bryant and DB Bashaud Breeland
Jan. 5: Bryant and Breeland will enter draft
Sammy Watkins isn't the only junior Clemson wide receiver entering the 2014 NFL Draft, as Bryant told The Post and Courier he will forgo his senior season. Breeland, who had a team-high four interceptions this season, is also departing, per an ESPN report.
Brett Hundley, QB, UCLA
Hundley will return to school for his junior season, according to an ESPN report. Hundley is as physically gifted as any quarterback in college football, but still needs significant seasoning in terms of footwork and accuracy. However, that skill set had him regarded as a likely top pick had he declared for the 2014 NFL Draft.
Cody Latimer, WR, Indiana
Donte Moncrief, WR, Ole Miss
Jan. 4:Moncrief leaving for NFL
Ole Miss wide receiver Donte Moncrief has decided to enter the 2014 NFl Draft, according to a release by the school. Moncrief led the Rebels in receiving yards and touchdowns for the second consecutive year, making 59 grabs for 938 yards and six touchdowns on the season.
Sammy Watkins, WR, Clemson
Jan. 4:Watkins reportedly entering draft
Watkins will enter the NFL draft and skip his final year of college, according to Yahoo! Sports. The report cited multiple unnamed sources. Watkins' decision continues to deepen the wide receiver pool for the May 8-10 draft, which has already been boosted this week by other declaring underclassmen, including Texas A&M receiver Mike Evans, Southern California receiver Marqise Lee and Oregon State's Brandin Cooks.
Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M
Jan. 4: Aggies receiver: 'Johnny's gone. He's gone'
Although Manziel has not yet announced his intentions for the draft, Aggies teammate Ricky Seals-Jones told a high school basketball sports radio crew Friday that he believes Manziel will declare, saying, "Johnny's gone. He's gone." His comments would confirm NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt's report Monday that the Chick-fil-A Bowl would be Manziel's final college game.
Ohio State LB Ryan Shazier and QB Braxton Miller
Jan. 4:Report: Shazier turning pro, Miller staying
Shazier, who recently received a second-round grade from the draft advisory board, has decided to bypass his senior season and enter the 2014 draft, according to si.com. The report also said that Miller will return for his senior season. Miller finished the year with a tough performance in the Orange Bowl, playing through pain and throwing two late interceptions in a 40-35 loss.
Xavier Su'a-Filo, OL, UCLA
Marqise Lee, WR, USC
Jan. 3:Lee announces he's entering 2014 draft
Lee announced via his Twitter account Friday that he will forgo his senior season and enter the 2014 draft. Last year's Biletnikoff winner, Lee struggled through injuries this season but finished the year with one of his best performances, scoring two touchdowns in the Las Vegas Bowl. After the game, NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks said he thinks Lee will be the best receiver in the 2014 draft.
Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri
Jan. 3:Ealy says he's turning pro
Ealy had two more sacks in Missouri's 41-31 win over Oklahoma State in the Cotton Bowl and announced after the game that he will enter the 2014 draft. Ealy (6-foot-5, 275 pounds) finished the season with 9.5 sacks and also had 14.5 tackles for loss.
Scott Crichton, DE, Oregon State
Jan. 3:Crichton entering 2014 NFL Draft
One day after teammate Brandin Cooks declared, Crichton said he would bypass his senior season and enter the draft. A three-year starter for the Beavers, Crichton (6-foot-3, 265 pounds) had 7.5 sacks and 19 tackles for loss this season.
Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina
Jan. 3:Clowney picks Cook over Jay-Z
Clowney, who has announced that he he will enter the 2014 NFL Draft, has reportedly picked agent Bus Cook over Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports, although the reasons are unclear. Cook's agency, BC Sports, represents such NFL stars as Cam Newton and Calvin Johnson, among others.
Ego Ferguson, DT, LSU
*Jan. 3: *Ferguson will forgo senior season and turn pro
One day after teammate Anthony Johnson announced he is turning pro, Ferguson said he will skip his senior season at LSU and declare for the 2014 draft. A 6-foot-3, 309-pound defensive tackle, Ferguson had 58 tackles and 3.5 tackles for loss in his first year as a starter this season.
Bruce Ellington, WR, South Carolina
Jan. 3:Ellington says he's going pro early
Ellington, who finished his junior season with a two-touchdown performance in the Capital One Bowl, confirmed that he will forgo his senior season and enter the 2014 NFL Draft. The decision means that Ellington will end his career with South Carolina's basketball team and begin training to improve his draft position.
Marcus Roberson, CB, Florida
Jan. 3:Roberson leaving Gators for draft
Roberson announced he will enter the 2014 draft, becoming the second cornerback the Gators will lose to the 2014 draft, along with Loucheiz Purifoy. Roberson (6-0, 195 pounds) played in just seven games this season because of injuries, making 11 tackles and three pass breakups. He did not record an interception.
Terrance Mitchell, CB, Oregon
Jan. 3:Mitchell declares despite draft grade
Mitchell, who led Oregon with five interceptions this season, has decided to enter the 2014 draft despite receiving a less-than-favorable grade from the draft advisory board, saying, "It wasn't a fair evaluation." Teammate Ifo Ekpre-Olomu is also considering early entry to the draft.
Khairi Fortt, LB, California
Jan. 3:Fortt skipping senior season to enter draft
Fortt announced that he will enter the 2014 draft, becoming the third underclassman on Cal's 1-11 team to declare. A 6-foot-2, 240-pound linebacker, Fortt started his college career at Penn State but joined Cal when the Nittany Lions were hit with NCAA sanctions resulting from the Jerry Sandusky scandal.
Anthony Johnson, DT, LSU
Jan. 2:Johnson going pro
Johnson announced his decision to enter the 2014 draft via Twitter. Johnson, in his first year as a full-time starter for the Tigers, didn't meet expectations. He delivered nine tackles for loss and three sacks among 35 tackles, but made limited impact in several key games, including LSU's losses to Georgia, Alabama and Ole Miss.
DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville
Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M
*Jan. 2: *Evans declares for draft
NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt reported Dec. 30 that Evans would enter the 2014 draft, and Evans confirmed the report Jan. 2 in a statement released by Texas A&M. "After talking things over with Coach Sumlin and my family I have decided to enter the NFL draft," Evans said. "Thanks go to Texas A&M for giving me an opportunity to play college football. Thanks also to my coaches and teammates for helping me develop as a player and as a man."
Allen Robinson, WR, Penn State
Jan. 2:Robinson headed for draft
Penn State junior wide receiver Allen Robinson will bypass his senior season and turn pro, the school announced. Robinson led the Big Ten in receptions and receiving yardage in each of the past two seasons. He had 174 receptions and 2,445 receiving yards in that span.
Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State
Jan. 2:Cooks declares for draft
Cooks announced he will enter the 2014 NFL Draft on the heels of his record-setting junior season. Cooks had 128 receptions for 1,730 yards, breaking the Pac-12 records in each category set by Marqise Lee of USC in 2012. Cooks, who caught 16 touchdowns, also won the Biletnikoff Award as the top receiver in the nation.
Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina
Jan. 1:Clowney announces decision following Capital One Bowl
Not that there was any suspense left after his coach joked about a limo driving him away from the Capital One Bowl, but Clowney confirmed in a postgame interview what has long been assumed. "Yes sir," Clowney responded when asked if he will enter the 2014 NFL Draft.
Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville
Jan. 1:Bridgewater to enter draft
Louisville junior quarterback Teddy Bridgewater will enter the 2014 NFL Draft, NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt confirmed Wednesday. Bridgewater long has been considered the most pro-ready quarterback in the 2014 draft class and he is one of the top contenders to be the No. 1 pick.
Blake Bortles, QB, Central Florida
Jan. 1:Bortles still awaiting NFL draft feedback
Bortles, who has guided the Knights to a spot in the Fiesta Bowl, is awaiting word from the NFL Draft Advisory Board before he makes a decision on whether to turn pro. Bortles in his second season as the full-time starter, has rocketed up draft boards this season. He is a big, physical guy with a strong arm and excellent mobility.
Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel and WR Mike Evans
*Dec. 31: *Manziel, Evans not ready to announce decisions
NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt reported Monday that Manziel and Evans would enter the 2014 draft, but neither was prepared to make an announcement following Texas A&M's 52-48 win in the Chick-fil-A Bowl. Evans said he has made his decision and would announce it within the next couple of days. Manziel was less specific, saying, "I have until (January) 15th, so we'll see."
George Uko, DL, USC
Dec. 31:Uko declares for draft
Uko announced via Twitter that he will enter the 2014 NFL Draft. A 6-foot-3, 275-pound redshirt junior, Uko had 36 tackles, seven tackles for loss, five sacks, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and two blocked kicks for the Trojans this season. NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah was impressed by the quickness and disruptive ability Uko showed during his strong 2013 season.
Jace Amaro, TE, Texas Tech
Dec. 30:Amaro announces he's going pro
Amaro announced after Tuesday's Holiday Bowl that he will enter the 2014 NFL Draft. A junior, Amaro had eight catches for 112 yards in the Red Raiders' 37-23 win over Arizona State, finishing the season with 106 catches for 1,356 yards, an NCAA single-season record for receiving yards by a tight end; he also had seven touchdowns. Amaro joins Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Eric Ebron as the draft's top tight ends.
Bishop Sankey, RB, Washington
Calvin Pryor, S, Louisville
Russell Bodine, C, North Carolina
Dec. 30:Bodine headed for the NFL
Bodine, a fourth-year junior who started two years for the Heels, announced that he will forgo his senior season and enter the 2014 NFL Draft. An honorable mention All-ACC selection this season, Bodine is the second junior center to declare for the draft, joining USC's Marcus Martin.
Ryan Shazier, LB, Ohio State
Dec. 30:Shazier gets second-round draft grade
Shazier, a junior considered one of the nation's top linebackers, received a second-round grade from the draft advisory board. Earlier this month, he said he is leaning toward returning for his senior season with the Buckeyes, but said he wants to speak with his coaches and family after Ohio State's game against Clemson in the Orange Bowl before making a decision. At 6-2, 230 pounds, Shazier is considered by many to be small for his position, but NFL Media analyst Charles Davis said this week that Shazier's size shouldn't be a problem in the NFL.
Kapri Bibbs, RB, Colorado State
Davante Adams, WR, Fresno State
Dec. 28:Adams decides to go pro
Adams, a redshirt sophomore, will enter the 2014 NFL Draft after leading the FBS with 131 receptions for 1,719 yards and 24 touchdowns. He has already signed an agent, eliminating the possibility he will return to Fresno State. NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah has compared Adams (6-foot-2, 216 pounds) to San Diego Chargers rookie Keenan Allen.
Bruce Ellington, WR, South Carolina
Dec. 28:Ellington giving up hoops for NFL?
Ellington is the starting point guard for the Gamecocks basketball team but indicated he would give up basketball to prepare for the draft if he decides to declare. Ellington is waiting to see the results from his NFL Draft Advisory Board evaluation before making a decision on his future.
Ramik Wilson, LB, Georgia
Dec. 28:Wilson says he'll return for senior season
After considering declaring early for the NFL draft, Wilson has decided to return for another season with the Bulldogs. "It was just nice to think about. I'm blessed to have the opportunity," Wilson said, according to dawgs247.com. "I was just enjoying the moment, like 'The dream is coming true. I have a chance to get drafted and all that.' But school is more important. I need my degree at the end of the day."
George Atkinson III, RB, Notre Dame
Dec. 28:Atkinson suspended for Pinstripe Bowl
Did Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly make RB George Atkinson III's draft decision a bit easier? Atkinson, who has applied for feedback from the NFL Draft Advisory Board, tweeted that he was suspended from the Pinstripe Bowl for sending a text message during a team meal. Atkinson quickly deleted the tweet, but he clearly was frustrated with the decision.
Demarcus Lawrence, DE, Boise State
Dec. 28:Lawrence says he's entering 2014 draft
Lawrence announced his intentions for the 2014 NFL Draft on Facebook. "While Coach Peterson's decision to take the Washington job had some influence on my decision I felt it was in the best interests of my family and myself to pursue my lifelong dream to become an NFL player," Lawrence wrote in the social-media post. His 20.5 tackles for loss this season led the Mountain West Conference and ranked third in the NCAA.
Dec. 27:Seferian-Jenkins intends to enter draft
Seferian-Jenkins said after the Fight Hunger Bowl that he will enter the 2014 NFL Draft. The junior reportedly received a second-round grade from the NFL Draft Advisory Board. He's considered one of the top three draft-eligible tight ends in the nation, along with UNC's Eric Ebron and Texas Tech's Jace Amaro.
Colt Lyerla, TE, Oregon
Dec. 27:Lyerla pleads guilty to cocaine possession
Lyerla, a former Oregon tight end, pleaded guilty to cocaine possession. He was sentenced to 10 days in jail and 40 of community service. He will also be on probation for the next 24 months. Lyerla will be required to attend drug treatment and submit to random testing, but he will be allowed to move to Las Vegas to train for the 2014 draft. Lyerla was arrested in October after leaving school to pursue the NFL.
Brett Smith, QB, Wyoming
Dec. 27:Smith announces draft decision
Smith, who threw for 3,375 yards and 29 TDs during the 2013 season, became the first underclassman quarterback to declare for the 2014 draft. "It was extremely tough, that's for sure. But I just felt like with the entire situation of things, I made a decision that being in the NFL was my absolute dream, and I just wanted to pursue it," Smith said.
Frank Clark, DE, Michigan
Dec. 27:Clark decides to return for senior season
Clark sought feedback from the NFL Draft Advisory Board and said he will stay in school for his senior season after receiving a draft grade that was in line with his expectations. Clark and the Wolverines will wrap up their season Saturday against Kansas State in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl.
Jake Murphy, TE, Utah
Dec. 27:Murphy intends to declare for 2014 draft
Murphy, the son of former Major League Baseball All-Star Dale Murphy, announced that he will forgo his senior season at Utah and enter the 2014 NFL Draft. He was limited to eight games this season because of a wrist injury and had 25 catches for 417 yards and five touchdowns.
Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, CB, Oregon
Dec. 27:Ekpre-Olomu denies he's made draft decision
Ekpre-Olomu refuted a report that he has decided to return to Oregon for his senior season, saying he would like to meet with his parents first before making a decision. One of the top cornerback prospects in the nation, Ekpre-Olomu has said he will not be influenced by the feedback he receives from the NFL Draft Advisory Board, saying he is more concerned with making sure he is physically and mentally ready to play in the pros.
Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville
Dec. 27:AFC scout: Bridgewater 'a second-rounder'
Bridgewater is viewed by many as a potential No. 1 overall pick, but one AFC scouting director told Albert Breer that he thinks Bridgewater is "a second-rounder." Earlier this month NFL media draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah said he believes Bridgewater has been overhyped and "elevated above his ability," while Charles Davis believes he is more of a "top-10 guy." Bridgewater dropped a hint on Twitter last week that he may be leaning toward going pro, but later acknowledged he isn't certain he's ready for the NFL and wants to "evaluate everything" after Louisville plays Miami in Saturday's Russell Athletic Bowl.
Marcus Martin, C, USC
Storm Johnson, RB, Central Florida
Dec. 27:Johnson holding draft decision off until after Fiesta Bowl
Johnson, a junior who rushed for 1,015 yards and 11 touchdowns this season, said he would decide whether to turn pro after the Knights face Baylor in the Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 1. Teammate Blake Bortles is also considering early entry into the draft.
Denzel Perryman, LB, Miami (Fla.)
Dec. 26:Perryman waiting until after bowl game to make decision
Perryman, a first-team All-ACC pick, said he is going to wait until after Miami's appearance in the Dec. 28 Russell Athletic Bowl to make a decision about whether to enter the 2014 NFL Draft. Perryman leads the Hurricanes with 104 tackles.
Sean Hickey, OT, Syracuse
Dec. 26:Hickey undecided about future
Hickey has requested feedback from the NFL Draft Advisory Board, but he says his focus has been on the Dec. 27 Texas Bowl. He plans to make a decision on whether to turn pro after the game. Hickey replaced Justin Pugh, a 2013 first-round pick of the Giants, at left tackle for the Orange this season.
Kameron Jackson, CB, California
Dec. 24:Jackson announces intention to enter 2014 draft
Jackson announced on his Twitter account that he intends to bypass his senior season at California and enter the 2014 NFL Draft. A junior, Jackson had four interceptions in his Cal career, including three in his signature game against UCLA last year.
Kony Ealy, DE, Missouri
Dec. 23:Ealy seeks draft advice from NFL players
Ealy has been in touch with several NFL players, including the Jets' Sheldon Richardson and the 49ers' Aldon Smith, as he decides whether to turn pro or return to Missouri for his senior season. Tigers defensive line coach Craig Kuligowski also had some advice for Ealy: "If the guy is going to be a top-five pick or something like that, we want him to go. If he's not going to be a high-round draft pick, we don't advise him to go."
Dion Bailey, S, USC
Dec. 23:Bailey announces draft decision
Bailey, a redshirt junior, announced he will enter the 2014 NFL Draft. He played safety in 2013 after spending the previous two seasons at linebacker, and his versatility could intrigue NFL teams. "He would be a good candidate to play in sub packages as a nickel/dime linebacker," NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah told College Football 24/7. "If he plays safety, he'll be an excellent underneath defender but I'd have concerns with him as the high safety."
Johnny Manziel, QB, Texas A&M
*Dec. 22: *Manziel not a lock for first round?
Johnny Manziel has said he might not enter the 2014 draft if projections indicate he won't be picked in the first round, and one NFL scout suggested that might be the situation the Texas A&M QB will find himself in. "... There will probably be three (QBs selected) in the first. Depends what people think of Johnny Manziel," the scout said.
Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn
*Dec. 22: *Scout: Robinson would be picked in first half of first round
Robinson, a third-year sophomore, has not yet declared his intentions for 2014. He has been generating plenty of buzz in NFL circles of late, though, and one scout described him as "a stud" to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah recently wrote that Robinson has ideal traits to play left tackle. "He's in the top 10, 15 easy if he comes out," a scout said.
Marqise Lee, WR, USC
Dec. 22:Scout says Lee a top-10 lock
It could be two weeks before Lee makes a decision about the 2014 NFL Draft, but one scout doesn't think he'll be available for long if he enters the draft. "Very good speed," the scout told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel of Lee. "He was injured a lot this year and didn't have quite the numbers you're looking for, but he's a top-10 pick."
Jarvis Landry, Odell Beckham Jr., Ego Ferguson, Anthony Johnson and La'El Collins, LSU
Dec. 22:Five LSU juniors reportedly leaning toward early entry
Landry, Beckham,Ferguson, Johnson and Collins are all leaning toward declaring themselves eligible for the 2014 NFL Draft, according to a Yahoo Sports report. Where wide receivers Landry and Beckham are concerned, that's nothing new. But it is the first indication that the NFL is more than just a serious consideration for defensive tackles Johnson and Ferguson, and Collins, a left tackle who might merit a first-round evaluation, according to NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks.
Carl Bradford, LB, Arizona State
Dec. 21:Bradford might go pro with second-round grade
Bradford has already graduated and said he would make his draft decision after the Sun Devils play in the Dec. 30 Holiday Bowl. Third in the Pac-12 with 18 tackles for loss, Bradford said he would consider leaving for the draft if he receives a draft grade in the first or second round.
Jerome Smith, RB, Syracuse
Dec. 21:Smith intends to enter 2014 draft
Smith has indicated his intentions to bypass his senior season and enter the 2014 draft, according to Orange coach Scott Shafer. He has rushed for 840 yards and 11 touchdowns this season after totaling 1,176 yards and three touchdowns in 2012. His final game for the Orange will come in next Friday's Texas Bowl against Minnesota.
Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin
Dec. 20:Gordon announces he will return
Gordon, a third-year sophomore running back, had been advised by Badgers head coach Gary Andersen to return to school next year, and Friday he announced that he will be back for his junior season, when he is expected to be the feature back and a Heisman contender. Gordon and the Badgers play South Carolina in the Capital One Bowl on Jan. 1.
DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville
Dec. 20:Parker will turn pro with first-round grade
Parker said he will make his draft decision after Louisville plays Miami in the Russell Athletic Bowl on Dec. 28, but his grandfather indicated he would probably return for his senior season unless he receives a draft grade "near the first round." Parker had 46 receptions for 743 yards and 11 touchdowns this season.
South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney and Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel
Dec. 19:Clowney, Manziel pass on draft-board feedback?
NFL Media reporter Albert Breer said Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel and South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney were not among the 158 underclassmen that had filed for feedback from the NFL Draft Advisory Board as of the Dec. 14-15 weekend. If they don't file, it's possible they have decided they didn't need the feedback to make a draft decision.
Dec. 19:Bennett expected to return for senior season
Bennett blossomed during the 2013 season, so much so that some expected him to declare his intention to enter the 2014 NFL Draft. However, Bennett told reporters that he did not seek input from the NFL Draft Advisory Board, which has observers believing he intends to return to Ohio State next season.
Cyrus Kouandjio, OT, and Jeoffrey Pagan, DE, Alabama
Dec. 19:Kouandjio, Pagan considering draft options
Pagan, who was Alabama's third-most productive defensive lineman in 2013, said he will make a decision regarding his future after the team's bowl game vs. Oklahoma. Kouandjio said he is totally focused on the bowl game and will consider the NFL draft option after facing the Sooners.
Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon
Dec. 18:Would draft grade lead Mariota to reconsider decision?
Mariota announced that he will return to the Ducks next season on Dec. 3, but a CBSSports.com report says he has received feedback from the NFL Draft Advisory Board since then. Will the feedback lead him to reconsider his decision? The report says the advisory board likely gave him a top-15 designation.
Braxton Miller, QB, Ohio State
Dec. 18:Miller says he's ready for NFL
The Buckeyes' starting quarterback is waiting until after the Orange Bowl to make a decision about the 2014 draft, but he told reporters that he think he's ready to play at the next level.
Shilique Calhoun, DE, Michigan State
Dec. 18:Calhoun says he's committed to Spartans
Calhoun, a third-year sophomore who is tied for second in the Big Ten with 7.5 sacks, intends to return for his junior season. "I'm committed to coming back, definitely," Calhoun told reporters at Michigan State's Rose Bowl media day.
Za'Darius Smith, DE, Kentucky
Dec. 18: Smith returning for senior season
Smith put to rest speculation that he might enter the NFL after only one season in the SEC, announcing he would return for his senior season at Kentucky. A junior-college transfer, Smith was one of the most productive pass rushers in the league in 2013 and recorded six sacks.
Adam Muema, RB, San Diego State
Dec. 18: Muema tweets he's heading for draft, then deletes it
Just one of four San Diego State running backs to post back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons, Muema tweeted that he would enter the NFL draft. Then he deleted the tweet, leaving some question about his intentions.
Austin Franklin, WR, New Mexico State
Vic Hampton, CB, South Carolina
Dec. 17:Hampton will go pro with high draft grade
Hampton said last month that he intends to forgo his senior season and enter the 2014 NFL Draft, but Tuesday he indicated he would consider returning to school if he receives a draft grade outside of the first two rounds. He is one of three Gamecocks defensive players expected to turn pro, along with defensive end Jadeveon Clowney and defensive tackle Kelcy Quarles.
Aaron Lynch, DE, USF
Dec. 17: USF says Lynch has made draft decision
Lynch, a third-year sophomore, will enter the 2014 NFL Draft, school officials confirmed, after recording a team-high five sacks in 2013. It was his only season with the Bulls after transferring from Notre Dame. Given his rare athletic ability, Lynch figures to be a very intriguing NFL prospect.
Damian Swann, DB, Georgia
Dec. 17: Swann returning for senior season
Swann says that he did not play as well as he wanted in 2013, and will return to Georgia in 2014 for his senior season in an effort to improve his draft stock. He says he wants to be a first- or second-round pick eventually, and knows his performance as a junior would not have resulted in that.
Devin Gardner, QB, Michigan
Jonathan Dowling, S, Western Kentucky
Dec. 15:Dowling says he will enter draft
Dowling, a two-time first-team All-Sun Belt selection, has announced via Twitter that he will enter the NFL draft, and he should prove to be an intriguing prospect. Dowling (6-foot-3, 198 pounds) was a two-year starter for the Hilltoppers after transferring from Florida.
Kyshoen Jarrett, S, and Luther Maddy, DT, Virginia Tech
Brandon Coleman, WR, Rutgers
Dec. 14:Coleman to enter 2014 NFL Draft
Coleman, a redshirt junior, announced Saturday that he intends to enter the 2014 draft after a disappointing season in which his receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns all declined. Coleman had knee surgery in the offseason but said the injury wasn't to blame for his drop in production.
Bud Dupree, DE, Kentucky
A.J. Johnson, LB, Tennessee
Dec. 11:Vols fan poll: Johnson not ready for NFL
A poll at govolsextra.com seconded Vols defensive coordinator John Jancek's opinion that Johnson is not ready to make the jump to the NFL. On Wednesday morning, the poll results showed 75 percent of the fans saying Johnson, the SEC's leading tackler last season, would be better served returning for his senior year.
Xavier Grimble, TE, USC
*Dec. 10: *Grimble likely to return for senior season
Grimble said Monday that he is leaning toward bypassing the 2014 draft to return for his redshirt senior season at USC. Grimble was limited by a shoulder injury for most of this season and ranked third on the Trojans with 23 catches for 248 yards and two touchdowns.
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.
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.
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.
Chris Boyd, WR, Vanderbilt
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
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.
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.
Austin Hill, WR, Arizona
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.