Skip to primary navigation Skip to main content

For the record: Underclassmen in the draft

By Jay Skurski

A record 73 underclassmen applied by last month's deadline and were granted special eligibility for April’s draft. That’s up eight players from the previous high of 65 in 2012, and up 30 from the 2004 number of 43 players.

Here are the underclassmen, courtesy of the NFL, broken down by position, along with the school they attended.

Tyler Bray, Tennessee

Running backs
Le’Veon Bell, Michigan State
Giovani Bernard, North Carolina
Knile Davis, Arkansas
Michael Ford, Louisiana State
Jawan Jamison, Rutgers
Stefphon Jefferson, Nevada
Eddie Lacy, Alabama
Marcus Lattimore, South Carolina
Bradley Randle, UNLV
Joseph Randle, Oklahoma State
Spencer Ware, Louisiana State
Cierre Wood, Notre Dame

Wide receivers
Keenan Allen, California
Stedman Bailey, West Virginia
Duron Carter, Ohio State
DeAndre Hopkins, Clemson
Justin Hunter, Tennessee
Cordarrelle Patterson, Tennessee
Ace Sanders, South Carolina
Kenny Stills, Oklahoma
Marquess Wilson, Washington State
Robert Woods, Southern California

Tight ends
Zach Ertz, Stanford
Gavin Escobar, San Diego State
Jordan Reed, Florida
Dion Sims, Michigan State
Levine Toilolo, Stanford

Offensive tackles
David Bakhtiari, Colorado
Chris Faulk, Louisiana State
Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M
Menelik Watson, Florida State

Interior offensive linemen
Alvin Bailey, Arkansas (guard)
Travis Frederick, Wisconsin (center)

Dwayne Beckford, Purdue
Jelani Jenkins, Florida
Jarvis Jones, Georgia
Kevin Minter, Louisiana State
Alec Ogletree, Georgia
Tom Wort, Oklahoma

Defensive ends
William Gholston, Michigan State
Joe Kruger, Utah
Corey Lemonier, Auburn
Stansly Maponga, Texas Christian
Barkevious Mingo, Louisiana State
Sam Montgomery, Louisiana State
Damontre Moore, Texas A&M
Bjoern Werner, Florida State

Defensive tackles
Sharrif Floyd, Florida
Kwame Geathers, Georgia
Johnathan Hankins, Ohio State
Jose Jose, Central Florida
Bennie Logan, Louisiana State
Brandon Moore, Texas
Sheldon Richardson, Missouri
Darrington Sentimore, Tennessee
Akeem Spence, Illinois

Defensive backs
David Amerson, North Carolina State
Terrence Brown, Stanford
Mike Edwards, Hawaii
Matt Elam, Florida
Jajuan Harley, Middle Tennessee
Tony Jefferson, Oklahoma
Tyrann Mathieu, Louisiana State
Dee Milliner, Alabama
Eric Reid, Louisiana State
Greg Reid, Florida State
Xavier Rhodes, Florida State
Nickell Robey, Southern California
Logan Ryan, Rutgers
Tharold Simon, Louisiana State
Steve Williams, California

Brad Wing, Louisiana State


2013 draft
comments powered by Disqus

About Press Coverage

Tim Graham

Tim Graham

Tim Graham returned to The Buffalo News in 2011 after covering the NFL for three years at ESPN and for one year at the Palm Beach Post. Before that, the Cleveland native spent seven seasons on the Buffalo Sabres beat for The News and was president of the Boxing Writers Association of America.

@ByTimGraham |

Mark Gaughan

Mark Gaughan

Buffalo native Mark Gaughan started working at The News in 1980 and has been covering the Bills exclusively since 1992. He is a former president of the Pro Football Writers of America, and he is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee.

@gggaughan |

Jay Skurski

Jay Skurski

Jay Skurski joined The News in January 2009. The Lewiston native attended St. Francis High School before graduating from the University of South Florida. He writes a weekly Fantasy column in addition to his beat writing duties.

@JaySkurski |