It’s the era of college football in college, a time when many of the top players in the game have a tough call to make: stay in school for another season or drop out of the last year (or two) of eligibility and leave early for the NFL draft.
This year, the deadline for nominations for the NFL Draft for 2020 is January 20, long enough for one of college football’s top talents to decide their immediate future. More than ever, these players have chosen to leave early for the NFL.
A record of 111 categories declared for the NFL Draft of 2019, which continued the trend of at least 100 subclades declaring for the NFL Draft for a fourth year (106 registered players in 2018, 103 registered in 2017, 107 registered in 2016). Will this trend continue in 2020?
Sporting News tracks the top college football subclasses that declare for the NFL 2020 draft:
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State of Appalachia
State of Arizona
State of Ohio
The State of Oregon
State of San Diego
State of Utah
Important NFL Draft Dates
January 18: Sacred East-West Game (St. Petersburg, Florida)
January 20: Deadline for submission of the NFL 2020 Draft
January 24: Full list of approved early adopters presented in all 32 NFL teams
January 25: Reese’s Senior Bowl (Mobile, Ala.)
February 24-Mar. 2: NFL Scouting Combine (Indianapolis)
April 23-25: 2020 NFL Draft (Las Vegas)