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Giants Now: 34 players granted special eligibility for 2024 NFL Draft

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34 players granted special eligibility for 2024 NFL Draft

The National Football League announced today the names of 34 players who have been granted special eligibility for the 2024 NFL Draft and one underclassman who has fulfilled his degree requirements with college football eligibility remaining and is also eligible for selection in the April 25-27 Draft in Detroit, Mich.

Beginning this year, the East-West Shrine Bowl, HBCU Legacy Bowl, and Senior Bowl are eligible to invite underclassmen to participate in their respective games. The league added an early "soft" deadline of Friday, Jan. 5, for underclassmen to declare for the Draft to assist players and all-star game organizers in the planning and invitation process.

All other players eligible to apply have until the traditional "hard" deadline of Monday, Jan. 15, 2024, to petition for special eligibility for the 2024 NFL Draft. A list of additional players who have been granted special eligibility in accordance with the Jan. 15 deadline will be announced on Jan. 19.

Each of the 34 players listed below have met the league's three-year eligibility rule and have renounced their college football eligibility by submitting written notification to the league office on or before the Jan. 5 early deadline. Consequently, they are eligible for selection.

The players granted special eligibility for the 2024 NFL Draft:

  • Ajou Ajou, WR, Garden City C.C.
  • Braelon Allen, RB, Wisconsin
  • Joe Alt, OT, Notre Dame
  • Kiran Amegadjie, OT, Yale
  • Cole Bishop, DB, Utah
  • Austin Booker, DE, Kansas
  • Javon Bullard, DB, Georgia
  • Keon Coleman, WR, Florida State
  • Jonah Elliss, DE, Utah
  • Audric Estimé, RB, Notre Dame
  • Blake Fisher, OT, Notre Dame
  • Troy Franklin, WR, Oregon
  • Bucky Irving, RB, Oregon
  • Kalen King, DB, Penn State
  • Kamari Lassiter, DB, Georgia
  • Cam Little, K, Arkansas
  • Drake Maye, QB, North Carolina
  • Amarius Mims, OT, Georgia
  • Malik Nabers, WR, LSU
  • Jackson Powers-Johnson, C, Oregon
  • Ennis Rakestraw, DB, Missouri
  • Chop Robinson, DE, Penn State
  • Jaden Shirden, RB, Monmouth (N.J.)
  • Carson Steele, RB, UCLA
  • Kingsley Suamataia, OT, BYU
  • Leonard Taylor, DT, Miami
  • Brian Thomas, WR, LSU
  • Sione Vaki, DB, Utah
  • Trevin Wallace, LB, Kentucky
  • Nate Wiggins, DB, Clemson
  • James Williams, DB, Miami
  • Mekhi Wingo, DT, LSU
  • Xavier Worthy, WR, Texas
  • Jaylen Wright, RB, Tennessee

The following underclassman has in timely fashion under NFL rules officially notified the league office that he has fulfilled his degree requirements. Consequently, he is eligible for selection:

  • Will Shipley, RB, Clemson

View photos of the previous 25 players selected with the No. 6 pick in the NFL Draft.

View photos of notable players selected with the No. 6 pick in the NFL Draft.

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