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Record number of underclassmen prospects to enter 2018 NFL Draft

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USC quarterback Sam Darnold rushes against Ohio State during the first half of the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic on December 29, 2017 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. File photo by Ian Halperin/UPI
USC quarterback Sam Darnold rushes against Ohio State during the first half of the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic on December 29, 2017 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. File photo by Ian Halperin/UPI | License Photo

As of Thursday morning, 101 underclassmen had announced their intention to enter the 2018 NFL Draft, with the number sure to grow by Monday's deadline to submit paperwork to the league.

The record number of early entrants is 98 in 2014. There were 96 last season.

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Here is a list of underclassmen who have declared for the draft; the official list will be released Jan. 19:

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QUARTERBACKS

Josh Allen, Wyoming

Kyle Allen, Houston

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Sam Darnold, USC

Lamar Jackson, Louisville

Tanner Lee, Nebraska

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Josh Rosen, UCLA

RUNNING BACKS

Josh Adams, Notre Dame

Saquon Barkley, Penn State

Derrius Guice, LSU

John Kelly, Tennessee

Kerryon Johnson, Auburn

Ronald Jones II, USC

Ryan Nall, Oregon State

Kamryn Pettway, Auburn

Mark Walton, Miami

WIDE RECEIVERS

Deontay Burnett, USC

Deon Cain, Clemson

Antonio Callaway, Florida

Simmie Cobbs, Indiana

Keke Coutee, Texas Tech

Quadree Henderson, Pittsburgh

Richie James, Middle Tennessee

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Christian Kirk, Texas A&M

Jordan Lasley, UCLA

Ray-Ray McCloud, Clemson

D.J. Moore, Maryland

Byron Pringle, Kansas State

Trey Quinn, SMU

Calvin Ridley, Alabama

Korey Robertson, Southern Miss

Equanimeous St. Brown, Notre Dame

Tre'Quan Smith, UCF

Courtland Sutton, SMU

Auden Tate, Florida State

TIGHT ENDS

Jordan Akins, UCF

Mark Andrews, Oklahoma

Hayden Hurst, South Carolina

Ryan Izzo, Florida State

Dalton Schultz, Stanford

Austin Roberts, UCLA

CENTER

James Daniel, Iowa

OFFENSIVE GUARDS

Taylor Hearn, Clemson

Sam Jones, Arizona State

Quenton Nelson, Notre Dame

Maea Teuhema, Southeastern Louisiana

OFFENSIVE TACKLES

Orlando Brown, Oklahoma

Nick Gates, Nebraska

Kolton Miller, UCLA

Brian O'Neill, Pittsburgh

Toby Weathersby, LSU

Connor Williams, Texas

DEFENSIVE ENDS

Olasunkanmi Adeniyi, Toledo

Dorance Armstrong, Kansas

Sam Hubbard, Ohio State

Arden Key, LSU

Hercules Mata'afa, Washington State

Breeland Speaks, Ole Miss

Josh Sweat, Florida State

JoJo Wicker, Arizona State

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DEFENSIVE TACKLES

Taven Bryan, Florida

Du'Vonta Lampkin, Oklahoma

RJ McIntosh, Miami

Kahlil McKenzie, Tennessee

Kendrick Norton, Miami

Harrison Phillips, Stanford

Tim Settle, Virginia Tech

Larry Tharpe Jr., Arizona

Vita Vea, Washington

Jalen Wilkerson, Florida State

LINEBACKERS

Jerome Baker, Ohio State

Tremaine Edmunds, Virginia Tech

Frank Ginda, San Jose State

Jeff Holland, Auburn

Malik Jefferson, Texas

Christian Sam, Arizona State

Andre Smith, North Carolina

Leighton Vander Esch, Boise State

CORNERBACKS

Jaire Alexander, Louisville

Carlton Davis, Auburn

Rashaan Gaulden, Tennessee

Holton Hill, Texas

Mike Hughes, UCF

Donte Jackson, LSU

JC Jackson, Maryland

Josh Jackson, Iowa

Tavarus McFadden, Florida State

Quenton Meeks, Stanford

Nick Nelson, Wisconsin

Isaiah Oliver, Colorado

D.J. Reed, Kansas State

Kevin Toliver II, LSU

Denzel Ward, Ohio State

SAFETIES

Jessie Bates III, Wake Forest

Terrell Edmunds, Virginia Tech

DeShon Elliott, Texas

Derwin James, Florida State

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Justin Reid, Stanford

Van Smith, Clemson

Jordan Whitehead, Pittsburgh

SPECIALISTS

Michael Dickson (P), Texas

Eddy Pineiro (PK), Florida

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