2015 NFL draft: Underclassmen declaring to leave school early

These underclassmen are expected to enter the 2015 NFL Draft. 
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A number of standout college underclassmen have decided to enter the 2015 NFL draft, according to various reports. Headlining the list will be Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, the 2014 Heisman Trophy winner who led the Ducks to the College Football Playoff National Championship game, and Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, the 2013 Heisman Trophy winner who went 29-1 as the starting quarterback of the Seminoles.

Joining Mariota and Winston are standouts like Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon, who ran for more than 2,500 yards and 29 touchdowns in his third season for the Badgers, and Georgia running back Todd Gurley, who was an early 2014 Heisman candidate before a suspension and torn ACL derailed his season.

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Underclassmen who would like to enter the NFL draft had until Jan. 15 to file the necessary paperwork with the league. The official list of early entrants was released by the NFL on Jan. 19. The 2015 NFL draft will begin on April 30 and take place in Chicago for the first time.

Below is a complete list of players who have declared for the 2015 NFL draft.

Nelson Agholor, WR, USC
Jay Ajayi, RB, Boise State
Kwon Alexander, LB, LSU
Javorius "Buck" Allen, RB, USC
Arik Armstead, DL, Oregon
Deion Barnes, DE, Penn State
Malcolm Brown, DT, Texas
Alex Carter, CB, Stanford
B.J. Catalon, RB, TCU
Sammie Coates, WR, Auburn
Tevin Coleman, RB, Indiana
Jalen Collins, CB, LSU
Landon Collins, S, Alabama
Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama
Xavier Cooper, DT, Washington State
Christian Covington, DT, Rice
DaVaris Daniels, WR, Notre Dame
Ronald Darby, CB, Florida State
Mike Davis, RB, South Carolina
Zach D'Orazio, WR, Akron
Stefon Diggs, WR, Maryland
Lorenzo Doss, CB, Tulane
Mario Edwards Jr., DE, Florida State
Durell Eskridge, FS, Syracuse
George Farmer, WR, USC
Max Flores, LB, Northern Colorado
Ereck Flowers, OT, Miami
Dante Fowler Jr., DE, Florida
Devin Funchess, WR/TE, Michigan
Charles Gaines, DB, Louisvulle
Jacoby Glenn, DB, Central Florida
Eddie Goldman, DT, Florida State
Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin
Dorial Green-Beckham, WR, Oklahoma
Deontay Greenberry, WR, Houston
Randy Gregory, DE, Nebraska
Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia
Chris Hackett, S, TCU
Eli Harold, DE, Virginia
Chris Harper, WR, Cal
Dee Hart, RB, Colorado State
Braylon Heard, RB, Kentucky
Gerod Holliman, S, Louisville
D.J. Humphries, OT, Florida
Brett Hundley, QB UCLA

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Danielle Hunter, DE, LSU
David Irving, DT, Iowa State
Jesse James, TE, Penn State
Duke Johnson, RB, Miami
Matt Jones, RB, Florida
Nigel King, WR, Kansas
Tyler Kroft, TE, Rutgers
Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon
Ellis McCarthy, DL, UCLA
Benardrick McKinney, LB, MSU
​Patrick Miller, OT, Auburn
Tyler Moore, G, Florida
Andrus Peat, OT, Stanford
Breshad Perriman, WR, Central Florida

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Marcus Peters, CB, Washington
Jordan Phillips, DT, Oklahoma
Darius Philon, DT, Arkansas
Bradley Pinion, P, Clemson
Jaquel Pitts, WR, Trinity International
Jeremiah Poutasi, OT, Utah
Darien Rankin, LB, North Carolina
Josh Robinson, RB, Mississippi State
Shane Ray, DE, Missouri
James Sample, S, Louisville
Jean Sifrin, TE, Massachusetts
Donovan Smith, OT, Penn State
Jaelen Strong, WR, Arizona State
Tacoi Sumler, WR, Appalachian State
Shaq Thompson, LB, Washington
Max Valles, DE, Virginia
Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State
Leonard Williams, DL, USC
Maxx Williams, TE, Minnesota
P.J. Williams, CB, Florida State
Trey Williams, RB, Texas A&M
Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State
T.J. Yeldon, RB, Alabama