Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Mariota, Winston among 74 cleared for Draft

QBs Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston are among the 74 underclassmen who were declared eligible for the 2015 draft by the NFL on Monday…The Buccaneers hold the first pick in the draft.

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The pool of prospects from which the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will pick when the 2015 NFL Draft begins officially grew by 74 players on Monday.

The NFL has released its annual list of underclassmen who declared for and were granted eligibility for the upcoming draft. As usual, the list includes some of the most coveted players in the draft, including quarterbacks Marcus Mariota of Oregon and Jameis Winston of Florida State.

This year's group of eligible underclassmen is the second largest in league history. The record was set last year at 98, surpassing the 2013 total of 73. The Buccaneers own not only the first overall pick but selections #34 and #65 and will obviously benefit from a deeper pool of top prospects.

Tampa Bay's first two picks in last year's draft, Texas A&M wide receiver Mike Evans and Washington tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins, were underclassmen. Fourteen of the 32 players drafted in the first round in 2014 were underclassmen, included each of the first four players picked and six of the first 10.

In addition to Mariota and Winston, other underclassmen who are likely to make a big impact in the early hours of this year's draft include USC defensive end Leonard Williams, Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper, Nebraska DE Randy Gregory and Missouri DE Shane Ray. Below is the complete list of underclassmen who have been declared eligible for the 2015 NFL Draft.

Player

Pos.

College

1

Nelson Agholor

WR

Southern California

2

Jay Ajayi

RB

Boise State

3

Kwon Alexander

LB

Louisiana State

4

Javorius Allen

RB

Southern California

5

Arik Armstead

DE

Oregon

6

Malcom Brown

DT

Texas

7

Alex Carter

DB

Stanford

8

B.J. Catalon

RB

Texas Christian

9

Tevin Coleman

RB

Indiana

10

Jalen Collins

DB

Louisiana State

11

Landon Collins

DB

Alabama

12

Amari Cooper

WR

Alabama

13

Xavier Cooper

DT

Washington State

14

Christian Covington

DT

Rice

15

DaVaris Daniels

WR

Notre Dame

16

Ronald Darby

DB

Florida State

17

Mike Davis

RB

South Carolina

18

Stefon Diggs

WR

Maryland

19

Lorenzo Doss

DB

Tulane

20

Mario Edwards

DE

Florida State

21

Durell Eskridge

DB

Syracuse

22

George Farmer

WR

Southern California

23

Max Flores

LB

Northern Colorado

24

Ereck Flowers

T

Miami

25

Dante Fowler

DE

Florida

26

Devin Funchess

WR

Michigan

27

Jacoby Glenn

DB

Central Florida

28

Eddie Goldman

DT

Florida State

29

Melvin Gordon

RB

Wisconsin

30

Dorial Green-Beckham

WR

Missouri

31

Deontay Greenberry

WR

Houston

32

Randy Gregory

DE

Nebraska

33

Todd Gurley

RB

Georgia

34

Chris Hackett

DB

Texas Christian

35

Eli Harold

DE

Virginia

36

Chris Harper

WR

California

37

Braylon Heard

RB

Kentucky

38

Gerod Holliman

DB

Louisville

39

D.J. Humphries

T

Florida

40

Danielle Hunter

DE

Louisiana State

41

David Irving

DT

Iowa State

42

Jesse James

TE

Penn State

43

Duke Johnson

RB

Miami

44

Matt Jones

RB

Florida

45

Tyler Kroft

TE

Rutgers

46

Ellis McCarthy

DT

UCLA

47

Benardrick McKinney

LB

Mississippi State

48

Patrick Miller

T

Auburn

49

Tyler Moore

G

Florida

50

Rakeem Nunez-Roches

DT

Southern Mississippi

51

Andrus Peat

T

Stanford

52

Breshad Perriman

WR

Central Florida

53

Marcus Peters

DB

Washington

54

Jordan Phillips

DT

Oklahoma

55

Darius Philon

DT

Arkansas

56

Bradley Pinion

P

Clemson

57

Jaquel Pitts

WR

Trinity International

58

Jeremiah Poutasi

T

Utah

59

Darien Rankin

LB

North Carolina

60

Shane Ray

DE

Missouri

61

Josh Robinson

RB

Mississippi State

62

James Sample

DB

Louisville

63

Jean Sifrin

TE

Massachusetts

64

Jaelen Strong

WR

Arizona State

65

Shaq Thompson

LB

Washington

66

Max Valles

LB

Virginia

67

Easton Wahlstrom

LS

Arizona State

68

Trae Waynes

DB

Michigan State

69

Leonard Williams

DE

Southern California

70

Maxx Williams

TE

Minnesota

71

P.J. Williams

DB

Florida State

72

Trey Williams

RB

Texas A&M

73

Jameis Winston

QB

Florida State

74

T.J. Yeldon

RB

Alabama

The following 10 players have in timely fashion under NFL rules officially notified the league office that they have graduated.  Consequently, they are eligible for selection in the 2015 Draft:

1

Deion Barnes

DE

Penn State

2

Sammie Coates

WR

Auburn

3

Zach D'Orazio

WR

Akron

4

Charles Gaines

DB

Louisville

5

Dee Hart

RB

Colorado State

6

Brett Hundley

QB

UCLA

7

Nigel King

WR

Kansas

8

Marcus Mariota

QB

Oregon

9

Donovan Smith

T

Penn State

10

Tacoi Sumler

WR

Appalachian State

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