With conferences throughout the college football landscape struggling with how to maintain player safety and compete on the field during the global COVID-19 pandemic, sources suggest the recent trickle of players opting out on the season may not only continue, it could turn into a steady stream.
This is true not only at the FBS level but in the FCS, as well, with that division thought likely to push football ahead to the spring, which would conflict with the NFL's draft scheduled for April 29-May 1st in Cleveland.
The majority of players opting out on the 2020 season are doing so with the intent of remaining in school and competing again at the college level.
Some are choosing to be vague with their plans, such as Oklahoma running back Kennedy Brooks and Mississippi's Eli Johnson, though most believe both players will likely not play another down for their respective college teams.
The following, however, is a list of the college football players who have publicly announced their intentions to forgo their remaining amateur eligibility and begin preparation for the 2021 NFL draft.
Name | Position | School | Projected Round | Story, Scouting Report | Announcement