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Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen, Lamar Jackson among 119 underclassmen in NFL draft

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 19, 2018

Quarterback Sam Darnold (14) warms up before the start of the Washington State-Southern Cal football game on Friday, September 29, 2017, at Martin Stadium in Pullman. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)
Quarterback Sam Darnold (14) warms up before the start of the Washington State-Southern Cal football game on Friday, September 29, 2017, at Martin Stadium in Pullman. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)
By Ralph D. Russo Assocaiated Press

Quarterbacks Sam Darnold, Lamar Jackson and Josh Rosen are among the record 106 underclassmen given special entry to the NFL draft, making it four of the past five seasons in which at least 95 players have declared early.

The NFL released Friday the official list of college players who have requested early entry. Another 13 players who had eligibility remaining are eligible for the draft after notifying the NFL that they had completed requirements for a degree, including Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen.

Of the 119 underclassmen eligible for the draft, LSU has the most with seven players. Florida State has six players. The NFL draft will be held April 26-28 in Dallas.

The previous high for underclassmen given special entry by the NFL is 98 in 2014.

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