Georgia players who have declared for 2020 NFL Draft

Jake Fromm, four other underclassmen Bulldogs granted NFL entry

Former Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm was among 99 juniors granted eligibility by the NFL into the draft. 

The NFL on Tuesday released the official list of 120 players who gave up college eligibility to enter the draft. Most, such as Fromm and teammates D’Andre Swift and Andrew Thomas, previously made their intentions public. 

Players less than four years removed from high school who have not completed a degree need to be granted special entry to the draft by the NFL. 

Five Bulldogs fell into the distinction: 
» Jake Fromm, QB
» Solomon Kindley, OG
» D’Andre Swift, RB
» Andrew Thomas, OT
» Isaiah Wilson, OT

A total of 120 players (including 16 juniors who had completed degree requirements) left behind college eligibility to enter the draft. The number is down from the record 132 last season. The 99 juniors granted early entry by the league is also down from 103 last year. A record 106 juniors entered the draft without completing degrees in 2018. That was the first year that number reached triple digits. 

Since 2014, at least 95 underclassmen entered the draft without completing their degrees in every season but 2015, when the number was 74. 

The NFL Draft takes place April 23-25 in Las Vegas. 

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