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Myles Garrett headlines list of Underclassmen headed for the NFL

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Defensive end Myles Garrett and 94 others granted permission to enter the upcoming NFL Draft

This past week the National Football League announced its list of college juniors that have forfeited their senior year of eligibility to enter the 2017 NFL Draft. No name however is more notable than  Myles Garrett the presumed first pick, who many scouts and analysts have projected going to the Cleveland Browns number one overall

Garrett is one of 95 juniors who hope to have their names called. Myles Garrett was one of the top players in college football. The 6-5 262 pound defensive end was one of the best defenders in the nation in his first three years of college. Garrett posted double-digit sacks as a true freshman and sophomore and his 31 sacks are the second most in the SEC since 2008.

Several other first round talents are on the list including S Jamal Adams, QB DeShone Kizer, QB Mitch Trubisky, RB Leonard Fournette, WR Malachi Dupre, RB Dalvin Cook, LB Zach Cunningham, RB Christian McCaffrey, DL Malik McDowel, CB Marshon Lattimore, S Malik Hooker, DL Solomon Thomas, LT Cam Robinson, and LB/S Jabrill Peppers, 

The league also announced a list of eight players that have finished schooling before the draft and are thus eligible for selection. Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson headlines that list along with several teammates, including wide receivers Mike Williams and Artavis Scott and running back Wayne Gallman.

The 95 players selected for special eligibility is the third most since 2008. The 2017 NFL Draft is scheduled for April 27-29 in Philadelphia.