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Kyler Murray Declares For 2019 NFL Draft

Jan 14, 2019 6:04 PM

Kyler Murray has declared for the 2019 NFL Draft.

Murray can choose between the NFL and MLB depending on his draft stock.

Murray has a contract with the Oakland Athletics that includes a $4.66 million signing bonus.

The A's selected Murray with the ninth overall pick in the 2018 MLB Draft. The A's supported Murray's decision to enter the draft, but they could be under increased pressure to improve his contract.

In just his first season as a starter, Murray threw for 4,361 yards and 42 touchdowns and ran for another 1,001 yards and 12 touchdowns in leading the Sooners to the College Football Playoff semifinals this year.


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Dwayne Haskins Leaves Ohio State For NFL Draft

Jan 8, 2019 9:40 AM

Dwayne Haskins has declared for the 2019 NFL Draft.

Haskins is a projected first round pick at quarterback.

Haskins finished third in Heisman Trophy voting.

Haskins' NFL decision was telegraphed by Justin Fields, the Georgia quarterback who announced Friday he was transferring to Ohio State.


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Lamar Jackson Declares For 2018 NFL Draft

Jan 5, 2018 11:24 AM

Lamar Jackson has declared for the NFL draft.

Jackson won the Heisman Trophy in 2016 and was a finalist this year.

ESPN's Mel Kiper ranks Jackson as the No. 7 draft-eligible quarterback for 2018.

"My time in Louisville has produced some of the best memories of my life," Jackson wrote on Twitter. "I have had the pleasure of being in the presence of some of the best professors, coaches, advisers, training staff, athletes and fans, in the nation. With their help, I have been able to grow not only as a quarterback, but as a teammate, student, and most of all, a man."

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Josh Rosen, Sam Darnold Declare For NFL Draft

Jan 3, 2018 9:02 PM

Sam Darnold and Josh Rosen have each declared for the 2018 NFL Draft.

Darnold and Rosen are expected to be amongst the top picks in the draft.

In his Instagram video, Darnold thanked his family, friends and the USC coaching staff, especially head coach Clay Helton, for "trusting in a kid from San Clemente High School with such little game tape and for giving me the opportunity and chance to start at such an incredible university."

ESPN analysts Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay have Rosen as the top-rated draft-eligible quarterback. Kiper has Rosen at fourth overall in his latest Big Board. McShay has him No. 1 overall in his latest Top 32.


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Josh Allen Leaves Wyoming For 2018 NFL Draft

Dec 23, 2017 8:57 AM

Josh Allen has announced he will leave Wyoming to enter the 2018 NFL draft.

Allen made the announcement after Wyoming's 37-14 win over Central Michigan in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl in Boise.

John Elway was in attendance to scout Allen.

Allen is rated No. 3 on ESPN's Big Board at the quarterback position.

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Jabrill Peppers Leaving Michigan For 2017 NFL Draft

Jan 10, 2017 3:13 PM

Jabrill Peppers is leaving Michigan to declare for the 2017 NFL Draft.

Peppers earned the reputation as one of the elite players in college football in 2016 after switching from defensive back to a hybrid safety/linebacker.

“It’s one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do,” Peppers said. “I’m choosing between cementing my legacy as a college player and starting my pro legacy. It’s something you dream of when you were a kid. I was torn between the two.”

Peppers informed Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh of his decision in a meeting in Harbaugh’s office on Monday.

“He thanked me and told me it was a pleasure to coach me,” Peppers said. “I told him it was a pleasure to play for him. He molded me for the next level, that’s how he operates. He runs his program like an NFL team. He’s done more than enough to prepare me for this moment.”

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Deshaun Watson To Enter 2017 NFL Draft

Jan 10, 2017 8:18 AM

After leading Clemson to a thrilling victory over Alabama in the national title game, Deshaun Watson confirmed that he will leave school for the 2017 NFL Draft.

"It's my time to go," Watson said.

Watson was named the offensive MVP of the game after going 36-for-56 for 420 yards and three touchdowns. He also ran for 43 yards and a fourth touchdown in the Tigers' 35-31 win.

He was a Heisman Trophy finalist the past two seasons, finishing third in 2015 and second in 2016.

"Whoever picks me up is gonna get a champion, not just on the field, but off the field, and just a champion at heart who'll make people around him better," Watson told ESPN's Scott Van Pelt. "I'm just gonna go to work, and regardless of my situation or where I go, I'm gonna play my role and do the best I can do."


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Leonard Fournette Declares For 2017 NFL Draft

Dec 5, 2016 2:25 PM

Leonard Fournette will declare for the 2017 NFL Draft.

Bothersome ankle sprains hampered Fournette's production throughout his junior season. 

LSU received a bid to the Citrus Bowl Sunday, where the Tigers will face Louisville on New Year's Eve. LSU coach Ed Orgeron said Fournette wants to play in the game, but his playing status is "day to day" due to his ankle injury.

RealGM's Jeff Risdon lists Fournette as the fourth best projected running back available in the draft.


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Christian Hackenberg Leaves Penn State For 2016 NFL Draft

Jan 2, 2016 10:28 PM

Christian Hackenberg will forgo his senior season at Penn State to enter the 2016 NFL Draft.

Hackenberg announced his intention after the Nittany Lions' 24-17 loss Saturday in the TaxSlayer Bowl.

Hackenberg left the game with a shoulder injury.

ESPN draft analysts Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay both have listed the 6-foot-4, 228-pound Hackenberg as fifth-best among draft-eligible quarterbacks and third among underclassmen.

"It was tough," Hackenberg said. "You've invested so much into a place and invested so much into fixing things and making sure it's where it needs to be."

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Paxton Lynch Declares For NFL Draft

Dec 31, 2015 11:17 AM

Paxton Lynch will leave Memphis to declare for the 2016 NFL Draft.

Lynch was 17-of-38 for 104 yards and an interception in the Birmingham Bowl.

ESPN's Todd McShay rates Lynch the top quarterback in the draft.

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Jared Goff To Leave Cal For NFL Draft
Todd McShay projects Goff as the second-best quarterback in the 2016 draft class, behind Memphis' Paxton Lynch.

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Marcus Mariota To Leave Oregon For 2015 NFL Draft
Marcus Mariota already completed his degree in General Science at Oregon.

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Johnny Manziel Declares For 2014 NFL Draft
Johnny Manziel is widely expected to be a first round pick.


De'Anthony Thomas Enters NFL Draft
De'Anthony Thomas scored 46 touchdowns in three seasons at Oregon.

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Jadeveon Clowney To Declare For 2014 NFL Draft
Jadeveon Clowney is widely considered the best prospect in the draft.


Teddy Bridgewater To Declare For Draft
Teddy Bridgewater is widely expected to be the first quarterback selected.

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Jarvis Jones To Declare For 2013 NFL Draft
Jarvis Jones is projected as going No. 2 overall in Jeff Risdon's most recent mock draft on RealGM.

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UNC's Bernard Declares For Draft
Giovani Bernard, ranked No. 11 in the country in rushing yards per game (122.8), is ranked No. 1 at his position by ESPN and No. 52 overall.

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Marcus Lattimore To Declare For NFL Draft
Marcus Lattimore has spoken with other running backs who came back from knee injuries such as Willis McGahee, Frank Gore and Eddie George.

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Oregon's Darron Thomas To Enter NFL Draft
Oregon quarterback Darron Thomas has signed with agent Drew Rosenhaus and will train in Los Angeles.


Robert Griffin III Headed To NFL
The Baylor quarterback officially declared for the NFL Draft on Wednesday.

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USC DE Perry To Enter NFL Draft
USC junior defensive end Nick Perry intends to apply for entry to the 2012 NFL Draft, the school announced Saturday.


Auburn's Adams Entering NFL Draft
Darvin Adams set an SEC championship game record with 217 yards receiving.


Georgia's Houston Enters NFL Draft
Justin Houston joins Bulldogs teammate A.J. Green in the draft pool.


Nick Fairley To Skip Senior Season
Nick Fairley doesn't think there is anything else he can accomplish at Auburn.


Ryan Williams Will Enter NFL Draft
Virginia Tech will lose their top two running backs to the NFL.


Georgia's A.J. Green Declares For Draft
A.J. Green is projected to be a very high pick.


West Virginia's Robert Sands To Enter Draft
Robert Sands considers himself ball-hawking defensive back.


Mark Ingram Will Enter NFL Draft
Alabama will lose Mark Ingram, Marcell Dareus and likely Julio Jones.


Ryan Mallett Declares For NFL Draft
Ryan Mallett will forgo his final season of eligibility.