As I was half-watching some of the pre-game filler before the College Football Championship game last night I decided to put down in writing what significant college players we were still waiting to hear from, relative to declaring for the 2018 NFL Draft. To say that list is fluid at this time of year would be an understatement of major proportions. In fact by the time the actual game was over and I was headed to bed I had crossed 3 names off my list of 25 because of info posted on Twitter while the game was going on.
So, before too many more guys declare and make this list totally irrelevant, here is my list of the Top 20 players who may yet declare. They are in alphabetical order for now.
RODNEY ANDERSON RB OKLAHOMA RsSo
AUSTIN BRYANT DE CLEMSON Jr
DEON CAIN WR CLEMSON Jr
PARRIS CAMPBELL WR OHIO STATE Jr
TREMAINE EDMUNDS LB VA TECH JR
CLELAN FERRELL DE CLEMSON RsSo
MINCAH FITZPATRICK S ALABAMA Jr
DERRIUS GUICE RB LSU Jr
DAMIEN HARRIS RB ALABAMA Jr
RONNIE HARRISON SS ALABAMA Jr
MITCH HYATT OT CLEMSON Jr
DRE’MONT JONES DT OHIO STATE RsSo
BRYCE LOVE RB STANFORD Jr
DE’RON PAYNE DT ALABAMA Jr
CALVIN RIDLEY WR ALABAMA Jr
BO SCARBROUGH RB ALABAMA Jr
CAMERON SMITH IB USC Jr
ROQUAN SMITH LB GEORGIA Jr
CHRISTIAN WILKINS DT CLEMSON Jr
I think this list will disappear pretty quickly now that the Championship Game is over. Remember that end of day, next Monday the 15th marks the deadline to declare for the 2018 NFL Draft. Still some pretty big names to hear from. Of this list of 20 I see as many as 10 of these names being First Round Draftees if they come out.