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NFL draft teems with underclassmen; which could tempt 49ers?

In this Sept. 16, 2017, file photo, Iowa's Josh Jackson (15) celebrates with teammate Miles Taylor, left, after intercepting a pass during the second half of an NCAA college football game against North Texas, in Iowa City, Iowa.
In this Sept. 16, 2017, file photo, Iowa's Josh Jackson (15) celebrates with teammate Miles Taylor, left, after intercepting a pass during the second half of an NCAA college football game against North Texas, in Iowa City, Iowa. AP

The NFL on Friday released a list of the 106 early entry candidates for the upcoming draft. That’s the highest number ever and doesn't include a smaller group of underclassmen who have fulfilled their degree requirements or otherwise qualified for the draft.

The full list of non-seniors in the draft can be found below. The highlighted names are players that are reasonable choices for the 49ers at pick No. 9 or 10.


Josh Allen*, Wyoming

Kyle Allen*, Houston

Sam Darnold, USC

Lamar Jackson, Louisville

Chase Litton, Marshall

Josh Rosen, UCLA

Tanner Lee, Nebraska

Running backs

Josh Adams, Notre Dame

Saquon Barkley, Penn State

Derrius Guice, LSU

Nyheim Hines, North Carolina State

Kerryon Johnson, Auburn

Ronald Jones, USC

John Kelly, Tennessee

Ryan Nall, Oregon State

Kamryn Pettway, Auburn

Bo Scarbrough, Alabama

Mark Walton, Miami

Chris Warren, Texas

Wide receivers

Deontay Burnett, USC

Deon Cain, Clemson

Antonio Callaway, Florida

Simmie Cobbs, Indiana

Keke Coutee, Texas Tech

Matt Fleming, Benedictine

Quadree Henderson, Pittsburgh

Richie James, Middle Tennessee

Christian Kirk, Texas A&M

Jordan Lasley, UCLA

Tavares Martin, Washington State

Ray-Ray McCloud, Clemson

D.J. Moore, Maryland

Byron Pringle, Kansas State

Trey Quinn, Southern Methodist

Calvin Ridley, Alabama

Korey Robertson, Southern Mississippi

Equanimeous St. Brown, Notre Dame

Tre'Quan Smith*, Central Florida

Courtland Sutton*, SMU

Auden Tate, Florida State

Tight ends

Jordin Akins*, Central Florida

Mark Andrews, Oklahoma

Hayden Hurst, South Carolina

Ryan Izzo, Florida State

Austin Roberts, UCLA

Dalton Schultz , Stanford


Orlando Brown, Oklahoma

Geron Christian, Louisville

Nick Gates, Nebraska

Kolton Miller, UCLA

Brian O'Neill*, Pittsburgh

Dwayne Orso-Bacchus, Oklahoma

Will Richardson, North Carolina State

Maea Teuhema, Southeastern Louisiana

Toby Weathersby, Louisiana State

Connor Williams, Texas


Will Clapp*, Louisiana State

James Daniels, Iowa


Taylor Hearn*, Clemson

Sam Jones*, Arizona State

Quenton Nelson*, Notre Dame

Defensive ends

Olasunkanmi Adeniyi, Toledo

Sam Hubbard*, Ohio State

Arden Key, LSU

Hercules Mata’afa, Washington State

Breeland Speaks, Mississippi

Josh Sweat, Florida State

Jalen Wilkerson, Florida State

Defensive tackles

Taven Bryan, Florida

Rasheem Green, Southern California

Courtel Jenkins, Miami

Du’Vonta Lampkin, Oklahoma

R.J. McIntosh, Miami

Reginald McKenzie, Tennessee

Kendrick Norton, Miami

Da’Ron Payne, Alabama

Harrison Phillips, Stanford

Tim Settle, Virginia Tech

Trenton Thompson, Georgia

Travonte Valentine, Louisiana State

Vita Vea, Washington (NT)

JoJo Wicker, Arizona State

Eddy Wilson, Purdue


Jerome Baker, Ohio State

Tremaine Edmunds, Virginia Tech

Frank Ginda, San Jose State

Jeff Holland, Auburn

Joel Iyiegbuniwe, Western Kentucky

Malik Jefferson, Texas

Christian Sam*, Arizona State

Andre Smith, North Carolina

Roquan Smith, Georgia

Leighton Vander Esch , Boise State

Defensive backs

Jaire Alexander, Louisville

Juante Baldwin, Pittsburgh State

Jessie Bates, Wake Forest

Vosean Crumbie, Nevada

J.J. Dallas, Louisiana-Monroe

Carlton Davis, Auburn

Terrell Edmunds*, Virginia Tech

DeShon Elliott , Texas

Minkah Fitzpatrick, Alabama

Rashaan Gaulden, Tennessee

Ronnie Harrison, Alabama

Holton Hill, Texas

Mike Hughes, Central Florida

Donte Jackson, Louisiana State

J.C. Jackson, Maryland

Josh Jackson, Iowa

Derwin James, Florida State

Tarvarus McFadden, Florida State

Quenton Meeks, Stanford

Nick Nelson, Wisconsin

Isaiah Oliver, Colorado

D.J. Reed, Kansas State

Justin Reid, Stanford

Van Smith, Clemson

Kevin Toliver, Louisiana State

Denzel Ward, Ohio State

Jordan Whitehead, Pittsburgh


Michael Dickson, P, Texas

Eddy Pineiro, K, Florida

* Player notified league office that he has fulfilled their degree requirements and is consequently eligible for selection.

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