2020 NFL Draft Underclassmen Tracker: Latest prospect news and rumors

Throughout the season, PFN Draft Analyst and Insider Tony Pauline has been publishing analysis and information regarding draft prospects. One of the biggest pieces of the season and offseason is seeing which underclassmen will forego their remaining NCAA eligibility and enter the draft. Below is the 2020 NFL Draft Underclassmen Tracker, which contains information on what Pauline and others are hearing throughout the scouting community. We will continue to update this list whenever we get more information.

For rumored declarations, please note that this is what Pauline was hearing at the time it was reported and has not been officially confirmed by the player nor the school. As with everything, especially NFL Draft prospects, situations can change. If anything does change, we will update it with the new information.

Desktop Users: To learn more about what Pauline is hearing, along with his thoughts on a particular prospect, click the + button to the left of the player’s name. 

Player NamePositionSchoolConferenceStatusComments
Marcus BrownDEMissouri WesternMid-America Intercollegiate Athletics AssociationEntering 2020 NFL Draft
Isaiah CoulterWRRhode IslandColonial Athletic AssociationEntering 2020 NFL Draft
Kyle DavisWRFlorida AtlanticConference USAEntering 2020 NFL Draft
Thomas NewmanDBVirginia-LynchburgNational Christian College Athletic AssociationEntering 2020 NFL Draft
Darnell SalomonWRSouth FloridaAACEntering 2020 NFL Draft
Tabyus TaylorRBVirginia-UnionCentral Intercollegiate Athletic AssociationEntering 2020 NFL Draft
Carlos StricklandWRTexas-San AntonioConference USAEntering 2020 NFL Draft
Travis EtienneRBClemsonSECReturning to SchoolOfficial Announcement on January 17, 2020
Etienne officially announced his intention to return to school in 2020 on Twitter.
Isaiah SimmonsLBClemsonACCEntering 2020 NFL DraftTony Pauline on PFN's NFL Draft Insiders Podcast
36:15 | Isaiah Simmons is going to the NFL and will end up in the top dozen selections. Simmons is slightly undersized but he's athletic and explosive. Simmons will have a great NFL future.

Tony Pauline in the Week 8 PFN Game Day Blog
Simmons will be a top 20 pick if he enters the draft, something I expect he will do if Clemson makes a serious push towards the championship game.
A.J. TerrellCBClemsonACCEntering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on January 17, 2020
Terrell officially announced his intention to enter the 2020 NFL Draft on Twitter.
Austin JacksonOTUSCPac-12Entering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on January 15, 2020
Jackson officially announced his intention to enter the 2020 NFL Draft on Twitter.

Tony Pauline on January 10
USC - It's looking more and more like Trojans receiver Tyler Vaughns will return to school and there's a good chance offensive tackle Austin Jackson does the same. 

The USC coaching staff has been pushing hard for both to return and has seemingly changed Vaughns mind, despite giving NFL scouts a less than glowing endorsement on the receiver.  Vaughns was seemingly all set to enter the draft just a few weeks ago but people close to the situation say he's done a 180.
 
I'm told Jackson is contemplating the choice and right now, despite receiving a positive assessment from the advisory committee, is about 50/50. 

Tony Pauline on January 6, 2020
I'm told there is a huge push by USC to keep Jackson in the fold for next year.

Update from Tony Pauline | January 2, 2020
Right now, I'm told it's about 50/50 whether or not Jackson enters the draft. He received great feedback from the advisory committee with some telling me Jackson received a 1st round grade. Some tell me that while they could not confirm the first round grade, the committee did imply the time is right for Jackson to enter the draft.

Tony Pauline in the Week 14 PFN Game Day Blog

I’ve spoken about USC receiver Tyler Vaughns and offensive tackle Austin Jackson several times over the past month, mentioning people on the west coast expect both players to enter the draft. Jackson grades as a top 42 choice while Vaughns is a second-day selection. People from the USC program are saying they feel the decision for both players ultimately depends on whether or not head coach Clay Helton returns to the Trojans.

Jacob PhillipsLBLSUSECEntering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on January 15, 2020
Phillips officially announced his intention to enter the 2020 NFL Draft on Twitter.
Thaddeus MossTELSUSECEntering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on January 17, 2020
Moss officially announced his intention to enter the 2020 NFL Draft on Twitter.
Clyde Edwards-HelaireRBLSUSECEntering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on January 15, 2020
Edwards-Helaire officially announced his intention to enter the 2020 NFL Draft on Twitter.
K'Lavon ChaissonEDGELSUSECEntering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on January 17, 2020
Chaisson officially announced his intention to enter the 2020 NFL Draft on Instagram.
Saahdiq CharlesOTLSUSECEntering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on January 16, 2020
Charles officially announced his intention to enter the 2020 NFL Draft on Instagram.
Justin JeffersonWRLSUSECEntering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on January 15, 2020
Jefferson told Yahoo that was set to enter the NFL Draft.

Tony Pauline in the Week 12 PFN Game Day Blog

The development of LSU receiver Justin Jefferson continues to impress me.  His game is more polished, more reliable, and he continues to come up in bog spots. I expect Jefferson with enter the draft once the season concludes and I'm hearing there will be a large number of underclassmen from LSU who will follow suit - which is usually the case.
Grant DelpitSLSUSECEntering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on January 15, 2020
Delpit officially announced his intention to enter the 2020 NFL Draft on Twitter.
Tee HigginsWRClemsonACCEntering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on January 15, 2020
Higgins officially announced his intention to enter the 2020 NFL Draft on Twitter.

Tony Pauline in his
Week 15 Risers
It was no surprise Clemson blew the doors off Virginia, or that they scored 62 points. Tee Higgins performance was no surprise either, but 7 receptions for 182 yards and 3 touchdowns is a noteworthy performance regardless of the competition.  Though I still need confirmation, rumblings have Higgins leaving Clemson to take his game to the NFL next year.
Lloyd CushenberryIOLLSUSECEntering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on January 15, 2020
Cushenberry officially announced his intention to enter the 2020 NFL Draft on Twitter.
Patrick QueenLBLSUSECEntering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on January 15, 2020
Queen officially announced his intention to enter the 2020 NFL Draft on Twitter.
Kendrick RogersWRTexas A&MSECEntering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on January 8, 2020
Rogers officially announced his intention to enter the 2020 NFL Draft on Instagram.

Update from Tony Pauline | January 2, 2020
Very good (75%) chance he enters the draft despite the fact he'll be a late round selection at best.

Tony Pauline on PFN's NFL Draft Insiders Podcast

41:28 | I am hearing that Kendrick Rogers is leaning towards entering the 2020 NFL Draft.
AJ EpenesaEDGEIowaBig TenEntering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on January 14, 2020
Epenesa officially announced his intention to enter the 2020 NFL Draft on Instagram.

Tony Pauline in the Week 13 PFN Game Day Blog

The feeling around the program is Epenesa will be back in 2020. While this may change, Iowa has done a good job of retaining highly rated underclassmen in the past; sometimes to the detriment of the player (think Desmond King).
Tristan WirfsOTIowaBig TenEntering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on January 14, 2020
Wirfs officially announced his intention to enter the 2020 NFL Draft on Instagram.

Tony Pauline in the Week 13 PFN Game Day Blog

Sources close to the program tell me they still believe Tristan Wirfs will return to school after the season, despite being graded as a top half of round one prospect.
Trevon GrimesWRFloridaSECReturning to SchoolOfficial Announcement on January 1, 2020
Grimes officially announced his intention to return to school in 2020 on Twitter.
Najee HarrisRBAlabamaSECReturning to SchoolOfficial Announcement on January 16, 2020
Harris officially announced his intention to return to school in 2020 on Twitter.

Nick Saban pushing hard for underclassmen to return?
On December 19, Pauline reported that Nick Saban is making a push for many of his underclassmen to return to Alabama for the 2020 season.

Tony Pauline on PFN's NFL Draft Insiders Podcast

39:30 | Najee Harris is currently going through the pre-draft process and is gathering information.
Tyler ShelvinIDLLSUSECReturning to SchoolOfficial Announcement on January 15, 2020
Shelvin officially announced his intention to return to school in 2020 on Twitter.
Damar HamlinSPittsburghACCReturning to SchoolOfficial Announcement on January 15, 2020
Hamlin officially announced his intention to return to school in 2020 on Twitter.
Chuba HubbardRBOklahoma StateBig 12Returning to SchoolOfficial Announcement on January 13, 2020
Hubbard officially announced his intention to return to school in 2020 on Twitter.
Deommodore LenoirCBOregonPac-12Returning to SchoolOfficial Announcement on January 13, 2020
Lenoir officially announced his intention to return to school in 2020 on Twitter.
Jacoby StevensSLSUSECReturning to SchoolOfficial Announcement on January 15, 2020
Stevens officially announced his intention to return to school in 2020 on Twitter.
Jordon ScottIDLOregonPac-12Returning to SchoolOfficial Announcement on January 13, 2020
Scott officially announced his intention to return to school in 2020 on Twitter.
Kennedy BrooksRBOklahomaBig 12Returning to SchoolReport on December 31, 2019
Jason Kersey of The Athletic said on Twitter that Brooks would be returning to Oklahoma in 2020.
Monty RiceLBGeorgiaSECReturning to SchoolOfficial Announcement on January 8, 2020
Rice officially announced his intention to return to school in 2020 on Twitter.
Paddy FisherLBNorthwesternBig TenReturning to SchoolReport on December 17, 2019
Reporter Teddy Greenstein reported on Twitter that Fisher would be returning to school in 2020.
Tamorrion TerryWRFlorida StateACCReturning to SchoolOfficial Announcement on December 30, 2019
Terry officially announced his intention to return to school in 2020 on Twitter.
TJ VasherWRTexas TechBig 12Returning to SchoolOfficial Announcement on December 31, 2019
Vasher officially announced his intention to return to school in 2020 on Instagram.

Tony Pauline in the Week 11 PFN Game Day Blog

Red Raiders receiver TJ Vasher, who is having a solid season, has come up big for Texas Tech a number of times. Vasher is doing a lot of exploratory work to make a decision at the end of the year on where he’ll be playing football in 2020. I’m told he’s leaning towards entering the draft.
Will FriesOTPenn StateBig TenReturning to SchoolOfficial Announcement on December 7, 2019
Fries officially announced his intention to return to school in 2020 on Twitter.
Jack AndersonIOLTexas TechBig 12Returning to SchoolOfficial Announcement on December 14, 2019
Anderson officially announced his intention to return to school in 2020 on Twitter.
Austin FaoliuDTOregonPac-12Returning to SchoolOfficial Announcement on January 13, 2020
Faoliu officially announced his intention to return to school in 2020 on Twitter.
Darius StillsDTWest VirginiaBig 12Returning to SchoolOfficial Announcement on December 6, 2019
Stills officially announced his intention to return to school in 2020 on Twitter.
Caleb FarleyCBVirginia TechACCReturning to SchoolAnnouncement on December 16, 2019
Farley said at a banquet that he would be returning to school in 2020.
Thomas Graham Jr.CBOregonPac-12Returning to SchoolOfficial Announcement on January 13, 2020
Graham Jr. officially announced his intention to return to school in 2020 on Twitter.
Dalton KeeneTEVirginia TechACCEntering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on January 11, 2020
Keene officially announced his intention to enter the 2020 NFL Draft on Twitter.
Michael Warren IIRBCincinnatiAACEntering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on January 10, 2020
Warren officially announced his intention to enter the 2020 NFL Draft on Twitter.
Peter GuerrieroRBMonmouthBig SouthEntering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on January 14, 2020
Guerriero officially announced his intention to enter the 2020 NFL Draft on Twitter.
Toren YoungRBIowaBig TenEntering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on January 14, 2020
Young officially announced his intention to enter the 2020 NFL Draft on ..
James LynchIDLBaylorBig 12Entering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on January 13, 2020
Lynch officially announced his intention to enter the 2020 NFL Draft on Twitter.
Elorm LumorEDGERutgersBig TenEntering 2020 NFL DraftReport on January 14, 2020
A source told The Knight Report that Lumor plans to enter the 2020 NFL Draft.
Otis AndersonRBCentral FloridaAACReturning to SchoolOfficial Announcement on December 26, 2019
Anderson officially announced his intention to  return to school in 2020 on Twitter.

Tony Pauline in the Week 10 PFN Game Day Blog

I’m told Otis Anderson is leaning towards making the jump. Anderson is an undersized utility player who can line-up in the backfield, slot, as well as return punts and kicks.
Oluwole Betiku Jr.DEIllinoisBig TenEntering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on January 11, 2020
Betiku officially announced his intention to enter the 2020 NFL Draft on Twitter.
Tyler VaughnsWRUSCPac-12Returning to School

Official Announcement on January 16, 2020
Vaughns officially announced his intention to  return to school in 2020 on Twitter.

Tony Pauline on January 10, 2020
USC- It's looking more and more like Trojans receiver Tyler Vaughns will return to school and there's a good chance offensive tackle Austin Jackson does the same. 

The USC coaching staff has been pushing hard for both to return and has seemingly changed Vaughns mind, despite giving NFL scouts a less than glowing endorsement on the receiver.  Vaughns was seemingly all set to enter the draft just a few weeks ago but people close to the situation say he's done a 180.
 
I'm told Jackson is contemplating the choice and right now, despite receiving a positive assessment from the advisory committee, is about 50/50. 

Tony Pauline on January 6, 2020
I'm told there is a huge push by USC to keep Vaughns in the fold for next year.

Update from Tony Pauline | January 2, 2020
Vaughns is meeting with USC head coach Clay Helton and will make a decision soon. A month ago, it seemed a reasonable certainty he would enter the draft but now I'm hearing it's about 50/50.

Tony Pauline in the Week 14 PFN Game Day Blog

I’ve spoken about USC receiver Tyler Vaughns and offensive tackle Austin Jackson several times over the past month, mentioning people on the west coast expect both players to enter the draft. Jackson grades as a top 42 choice while Vaughns is a second-day selection. People from the USC program are saying they feel the decision for both players ultimately depends on whether or not head coach Clay Helton returns to the Trojans.

Tony Pauline in the Week 13 PFN Game Day Blog
I continue to hear USC receiver Tyler Vaughns, who I’ve spoken about in glowing terms all season, is very likely to enter the draft.

Jay TufeleIDLUSCPac-12Returning to School

Official Announcement on January 16, 2020
Tufele officially announced his intention to  return to school in 2020 on Twitter.

Creed HumphreyCOklahomaBig 12Returning to SchoolOfficial Announcement on January 10, 2020
Humphrey officially announced his intention to return to school on Twitter.

Tony Pauline on January 6, 2020
I'm told Humphrey has gone silent over the past few days - a sure sign he is in the final throws of his decision making process. Right now sources tell me its about 50/50 as to whether or not he enters the draft or returns to OU.

Tony Pauline in the Championship Saturday Game Day Blog
12:40 PM Update: I’m told OU center Creed Humphrey, a redshirt sophomore who I presently rank as my number three center, is still a ways from making a decision as to whether or not he will enter the draft.

Tony Pauline in the Week 7 PFN Game Day Blog

While there’s no official word, people familiar with the Sooner program tell me they expect Lamb, a true junior, to enter the draft after this season.
Paulson AdeboCBStanfordPac-12Returning to SchoolOfficial Announcement on January 10, 2020
Adebo officially announced his intention to return to school on Twitter.
Cody WhiteWRMichigan StateBig TenEntering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on January 10, 2020
White officially announced his intention to enter the 2020 NFL Draft on Twitter.
Trey SmithIOLTennesseeSECReturning to SchoolOfficial Announcement on January 10, 2020
Smith officially announced his intention to return to school on Twitter.
Hamsah NasirildeenSFlorida StateACCReturning to SchoolAnnouncement on January 9, 2020
According to an FSU spokesperson, Nasirildeen will be returning to school in 2020.
Jake FrommQBGeorgiaSECEntering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on January 8, 2020
Fromm officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Twitter.
Grayland ArnoldCBBaylorBig 12Entering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on January 8, 2020
Arnold officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Twitter.
Cole McDonaldQBHawaiiMountain WestEntering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on January 8, 2020
McDonald officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Twitter.
Tyler BiadaszIOLWisconsinBig TenEntering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on January 8, 2020
Biadasz officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Twitter.
Antoine Winfield Jr.SMinnesotaBig TenEntering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on January 8, 2020
Winfield Jr. officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Instagram.
Solomon KindleyIOLGeorgiaSECEntering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on January 8, 2020
Kindley officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Instagram.
Eric StokesCBGeorgiaSECReturning to SchoolOfficial Announcement on January 8, 2020
Stokes officially announced his intention to return to school in 2020 on Twitter.
Sam EhlingerQBTexasBig 12Returning to SchoolOfficial Announcement on January 6, 2020
Ehlinger officially announced his intention to return to school in 2020 on Twitter.
Debione RenfroCBTexas A&MSECEntering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on January 8, 2020
Renfro officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Twitter.
Arryn SipossPAuburnSECEntering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on January 7, 2020
Siposs officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Twitter.
Dez FitzpatrickWRLouisvilleACCReturning to SchoolOfficial Announcement on January 6, 2020
Fitzpatrick officially announced his intention to return to school on Twitter.
Elijah MitchellRBLouisianaSun BeltReturning to SchoolOfficial Announcement on January 6, 2020
Before the LendingTree Bowl game, Mitchell announced he'd be returning to school. "I’m for sure coming back," Mitchell said.
Marco WilsonCBFloridaSECReturning to SchoolOfficial Announcement on January 6, 2020
Wilson officially announced his intention to return to school on Instagram.

Nico CollinsWRMichiganBig TenReturning to SchoolOfficial Announcement on January 5, 2020
Collins officially announced his intention to return to school on Twitter.

Samuel CosmiOTTexasBig 12Returning to SchoolOfficial Announcement on January 6, 2020
Cosmi officially announced his intention to return to school on Twitter.

Kylin HillRBMississippi StateSECReturning to SchoolOfficial Announcement on January 15, 2020
Hill officially announced his intention to return to school in 2020 on Twitter.

Update from Tony Pauline on January 6, 2020
While Hill publicly announced he was entering the draft back on December 12, I'm told he may be having a change of heart. It's been reported to me Hill has yet to sign with an agent which allows him to change his public decision. Hill received a "go back to school" grade from the advisory board which comes as no surprise. I grade him as a third round prospect and anything outside the top two rounds is a "go back to school" recommendation from the board.

While the dismissal of head football coach Joe Moorhead will not impact Hill's decision, the hiring of the next MSU coach could be the deciding factor. I'm going to put this one at 50/50 now despite the fact Hill has already declared. Someone who spoke with Hill this weekend told me they feel the running back is looking for reasons to return to MSU.

Official Announcement on December 12, 2019
Hill officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Twitter: @H_Kylin

Tony Pauline in the Week 9 PFN Game Day Blog

Multiple sources tell me running back Kylin Hill, stamped as a third-round prospect before the season by the scouts who graded a handful of juniors, is very likely to enter the draft. Hill is having a solid campaign in 2019, totaling 643 yards and crossing the goal line five times. He has just eight receptions this season.
Tua TagovailoaQBAlabamaSECEntering 2020 NFL DraftJanuary 6 Update
Tua Tagovailoa has officially declared for the 2020 NFL Draft.

Related: Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa officially declares for the 2020 NFL Draft

January 5 Update
After conversing with almost a half dozen sources over the course of the day, it’s anybody’s guess as to what Tua Tagovailoa will announce at Monday’s press conference, scheduled to take place at 12 Noon EST with Nick Saban.

The big variable according to people in the know is the recent medical feedback Tagovailoa received on the hip injury – and no one seems to know what the updated prognosis is, or at least no one seems willing to talk about the latest medical updates.

The general feeling is if reports say Tagovailoa will be healthy enough to play this season, then he should enter the draft, which many believe he will do.

The one question I asked every source was this – why make the decision tomorrow and not wait until the underclassmen deadline, which is January 20? A decision on Monday would lend itself to the belief Tagovailoa will return to Alabama for 2020 but one source close to the situation told me they believe the January 6 deadline was set by the Alabama program so as to not interfere with recruiting.

We will have updates as they come in.

Related: Will Tua Tagovailoa enter the 2020 NFL Draft or return to Alabama?

January 2 Update
On our NFL Draft Insider’s Podcast that was published on Thursday, Pauline had a chance to weigh in with more details, especially after Tagovailoa tweeted that he would be announcing his decision on January 6.

Pauline continued to say that everything he was hearing makes him believe that Tagovailoa is leaning towards declaring for the NFL Draft. The conversation begins at the 25:03 mark and can be heard by clicking here. We’ve also included the podcast player at the end of the article for easy listening.

“If his heart was set to come back, I don’t think he’d push the date back to January 6. I think you’d announce right away that you’re coming back,” said Pauline. “…everything I’ve heard early on when people in Tua’s inner circle said he was leaning towards entering the NFL Draft…and last week when I was talking to people, they had said his team had been talking about representation and it looked like they were going to split agencies – one was going to do the contract while the other agency was going to handle marketing…no one I’ve talked has told me that his actions lead them to believe that he is going to return to Alabama. Everything seems like he is going to enter the draft.”

Pauline emphasized that we don’t know if he has any medical appointments in the next few days and cautioned that if he does, a negative update could change his decision. Pauline speculated that Tagovailoa may be waiting to hear an update regarding his hip before making a final decision.

That means all options are on the table, which is confirmed by PFN Insider Ben Allbright. He reports that some within the scouting community are saying Tua (and his father who is heavily involved in the decision-making process) are considering all options, including a very real return to Alabama.

January 1 Update
On the most recent episode of the BLEAV Draft Analyst podcast with Chris Tripodi, Pauline broke what he was hearing. The conversation is here and begins at the 3:00 minute mark.

“Everything I hear leads me to believe that Tua will enter the draft. I’ve been told that he’s talking with different agencies and may split up the way it’s done in an unconventional way where one agency does the contract and another does the marketing for him. Bottom line – everything I’ve heard makes me believe that Tua – sooner, rather than later – will make himself eligible for the 2020 NFL Draft.”

Nick Saban pushing hard for underclassmen to return?
On December 19, Pauline reported that Nick Saban is making a push for many of his underclassmen to return to Alabama for the 2020 season.

Tony Pauline on the Week 13 PFN Draft Insiders Podcast

I am told by people who are close to him [Tagovailoa] that Tagovailoa is telling people that he is very likely to enter the 2020 NFL Draft. This shouldn’t be a surprise - maybe it’s just an affirmation to some people. But I think right now, the chances of him returning to Alabama, from what I'm hearing from people close to him, are very, very slim.
Devonta SmithWRAlabamaSECReturning to SchoolOfficial Announcement on January 6, 2020
Smith officially announced his intention to return to school on Twitter

Tony Pauline in the Week 12 PFN Game Day Blog

Most expect Bama receivers Jerry Jeudy as well as Henry Ruggs III to enter the draft and sources tell me DeVonta Smith will also take his game to the next level.
Henry Ruggs IIIWRAlabamaSECEntering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on January 6, 2020
Ruggs officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Twitter.

Tony Pauline in the Week 12 PFN Game Day Blog

Most expect Bama receivers Jerry Jeudy as well as Henry Ruggs III to enter the draft and sources tell me DeVonta Smith will also take his game to the next level.
Willie Gay Jr.LBMississippi StateSECEntering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on January 6, 2020
Gay officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Twitter.

Tony Pauline in the Week 3 PFN Game Day Blog

Sources tell me Gay is very likely to enter the draft or at least heavily considering making the jump at this point. Only a junior, Gay is another underclassman who was stamped as a fourth-round prospect by scouts who graded him before the college football season began.
Deshawn McCleaseRBVirginia TechACCEntering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on January 6, 2020
McClease officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Twitter.

Tony Pauline in the Week 3 PFN Game Day Blog

Sources tell me Gay is very likely to enter the draft or at least heavily considering making the jump at this point. Only a junior, Gay is another underclassman who was stamped as a fourth-round prospect by scouts who graded him before the college football season began.
Quintez CephusWRWisconsinBig TenEntering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on January 6, 2020
Cephus officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Twitter.

Tony Pauline in the Week 3 PFN Game Day Blog

Sources tell me Gay is very likely to enter the draft or at least heavily considering making the jump at this point. Only a junior, Gay is another underclassman who was stamped as a fourth-round prospect by scouts who graded him before the college football season began.
Geno StoneSIowaBig TenEntering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on January 6, 2020
Stone officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Twitter.
Michael TurkPArizona StatePac-12Entering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on January 6, 2020
Turk officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Twitter.
Houston MillerDETexas TechBig 12Entering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on January 5, 2020
Miller officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Twitter.
Xavier McKinneySAlabamaSECEntering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on January 5, 2020
McKinney officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Instagram

Tony Pauline in the Week 12 PFN Game Day Blog

Most expect Bama receivers Jerry Jeudy as well as Henry Ruggs III to enter the draft and sources tell me DeVonta Smith will also take his game to the next level.
Jerry JeudyWRAlabamaSECEntering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on January 4, 2020
Jeudy officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Twitter: @jerryjeudy

Tony Pauline in the Week 12 PFN Game Day Blog

Most expect Bama receivers Jerry Jeudy as well as Henry Ruggs III to enter the draft and sources tell me DeVonta Smith will also take his game to the next level.
Donovan Peoples-JonesWRMichiganBig TenEntering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on January 4, 2020
Peoples-Jones officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Twitter: @dpeoplesjones
Quez WatkinsWRSouthern MissConference USAEntering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on January 4, 2020
Watkins officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Twitter.
Jedrick WillsOTAlabamaSECEntering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on January 4, 2020
Wills officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Twitter: @JWills73

Nick Saban pushing hard for underclassmen to return?
On December 19, Pauline reported that Nick Saban is making a push for many of his underclassmen to return to Alabama for the 2020 season.

Tony Pauline on PFN's NFL Draft Insiders Podcast

39:30 | I am hearing that Jedrick Wills will likely enter the 2020 NFL Draft.
Shaun WadeCBOhio StateBig TenReturning to SchoolOfficial Announcement on January 4, 2020
Wade officially announced his intention to return to school on YouTube

Tony Pauline on PFN's NFL Draft Insiders Podcast
46:40 | I am told that Shaun Wade is likely to enter the draft.
Richard LeCounteDBGeorgiaSECReturning to SchoolOfficial Announcement on January 4, 2020
LeCounte officially announced his intention to return to school on Twitter: @LilEasy_35

Tony Pauline in the Week 7 PFN Game Day Blog

The word is that LeCounte is expected to enter the draft at season’s end.
Damonte CoxieWRMemphisAACReturning to SchoolOfficial Announcement on January 4, 2020
Coxie officially announced his intention to return to school on Twitter: @DCoxie_
Netane MutiOLFresno StateMountain WestEntering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on January 4, 2020
Mutiro officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Twitter: @netane_muti52
Chase YoungDEOhio StateBig TenEntering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on January 3, 2020
Young officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Twitter: @youngchase907

Tony Pauline in the Week 2 PFN Game Day Blog

Though it’s still early, most I spoke with before the season tells me, cornerback, Jeffery Okudah will enter the draft at the end of the season while pass rusher Chase Young was deep into the agent picking process and is also expected to make the jump.
Jonathan TaylorRBWisconsinBig TenEntering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on January 3, 2020
Taylor officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Twitter: @JayT23
Cesar RuizCMichiganBig TenEntering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on January 3, 2020
Ruiz officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Twitter: @_OverCees

Tony Pauline in the Week 11 PFN Game Day Blog

Speaking of underclassmen centers, I’ve written about Cesar Ruiz of Michigan a number of times during the game day blog and the junior was a Week 9 Riser. I am told Ruiz is definitely leaning towards entering the draft and will go through the process of gathering information and getting a grade from the advisory committee as the season comes to a close. I presently grade Ruiz as a second-day selection.
Javelin GuidryDBUtahPac-12Entering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on January 3, 2020
Guidry officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Twitter: @JavKFootball28

Tony Pauline in the December 21 Game Day Blog

I reported a month before he made his announcement official Utah cornerback Jaylon Johnson would enter the draft and I can report his teammate Javelin Guidry is close to following suit. The junior corner, whom I graded as a last day pick before the season began, finished with 42 tackles and 6 PBU’s in 2019.

Guidry is an undersized defensive back with solid ball skills and projects as a nickel/dime back at the next level. Speed is one of his greatest assets and I would expect him to be one of the fastest corners at the combine once his receives an invitation. He’s a track sprinter who has timed 10.13s in the 100m, 6.59s in the 60m and had previously run 4.35s in the forty on grass.
Salvon AhmedRBWashingtonPac-12Entering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on January 3, 2020
Salvon officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Twitter: @AhmedSalvon
Landon YoungOTKentuckySECReturning to SchoolOfficial Announcement on January 3, 2020
Young officially announced his intention to return to school on Twitter: @Landon_Young_67
Baron BrowningLBOhio StateBig TenReturning to SchoolOfficial Announcement on January 2, 2020
Browning officially announced his intention to return to school on Twitter: @baronbrwnng
Devin AsiasiTEUCLAPac-12Entering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement 
Asiasi officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft

Tony Pauline in the Week 11 PFN Game Day Blog

Speaking of underclassmen centers, I’ve written about Cesar Ruiz of Michigan a number of times during the game day blog and the junior was a Week 9 Riser. I am told Ruiz is definitely leaning towards entering the draft and will go through the process of gathering information and getting a grade from the advisory committee as the season comes to a close. I presently grade Ruiz as a second-day selection.
Noah IgbinogheneCBAuburnSECEntering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on January 3, 2020
Igbinoghene officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Instagram: @noah_igbo4
Kenneth MurrayLBOklahomaBig 12Entering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on January 2, 2020
Murray officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft onTwitter: @KennethMurray

Tony Pauline in the Championship Saturday Game Day Blog
12:55 PM Update: I’m told like CeeDee Lamb, Sooners linebacker Kenneth Murray will also enter the draft and why not? His style is what NFL teams want in a linebacker these days; slightly undersized but quick, explosive and a defender who plays sideline to sideline. I do believe Murray could slide into the late part of round one next April.

Tony Pauline in the Week 7 PFN Game Day Blog

While there’s no official word, people familiar with the Sooner program tell me they expect Lamb, a true junior, to enter the draft after this season.
D'Andre SwiftRBGeorgiaSECEntering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on January 3, 2020
Swift officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Twitter: @DAndreSwift
James PierreCBFlorida AtlanticConference USAEntering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on January 2, 2020
Pierre officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Twitter: @TuneLight1
Cole KmetTENotre DameIndependentEntering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on January 2, 2020
Kmet reversed course and officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Twitter: @ColeKmet

Confirmed to media on November 13, 2019

“I plan on coming back and playing baseball in the spring, and then being here for my senior season. Yeah, that’s my plan right now. I don’t really see that changing right now. No.”
Alex LeatherwoodOTAlabamaSECReturning to SchoolOfficial Announcement on January 2, 2020
Leatherwood officially announced his intention to return to school on Twitter: @Alskee_

Nick Saban pushing hard for underclassmen to return?
On December 19, Pauline reported that Nick Saban is making a push for many of his underclassmen to return to Alabama for the 2020 season.

Tony Pauline on PFN's NFL Draft Insiders Podcast

39:30 | I am hearing that Alex Leatherwood will likely enter the 2020 NFL Draft.
Jeffrey OkudahCBOhio StateBig TenEntering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on January 1, 2020
Okudah officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Twitter: @jokudah

Tony Pauline on PFN's NFL Draft Insiders Podcast
46:40 | Jeffery Okudah will be entering the 2020 NFL Draft and will likely be a top-12 selection

Tony Pauline in the Week 2 PFN Game Day Blog

Though it’s still early, most I spoke with before the season tells me, cornerback, Jeffery Okudah will enter the draft at the end of the season while pass rusher Chase Young was deep into the agent picking process and is also expected to make the jump.
Tylan WallaceWROklahoma StateBig 12Returning to SchoolOfficial Announcement on January 1, 2020
Wallace officially announced his intention to return to school on Twitter: @OfficialTylan2
Quincy RocheDLTempleAACTransfer PortalEntered the Transfer Portal
On December 31, Roche announced that he would be entering the Transfer Portal on Twitter: @Qr9____

Tony Pauline on PFN's NFL Draft Insiders Podcast
39:05 | I am hearing that Quincy Roche is considering entering the draft. I am told it's 50/50 right now and it wouldn't surprise me if he goes back to school.
Marvin WilsonDLFlorida StateACCReturning to SchoolOfficial Announcement on December 30, 2019
Wilson officially announced his intention to return to school on Twitter: @FSUFootball
Khyiris TongaIDLBYUIndependentReturning to SchoolOfficial Announcement on December 30, 2019
Tonga officially announced his intention to return to school on Twitter: @khyiristonga
C.J. VerdellRBOregonPac-12Returning to SchoolAnnouncement on December 31, 2019
Verdell told reporters that he will be returning to school in 2020.
Quartney DavisWRTexas A&MSECEntering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on December 31, 2019
Davis  officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Twitter: @QuartneyDavis1
Dylan MosesLBAlabamaSECReturning to SchoolOfficial Announcement on December 30, 2019
Moses officially announced his intention to return to school on Instagram: @DylanDMoses

Nick Saban pushing hard for underclassmen to return?
On December 19, Pauline reported that Nick Saban is making a push for many of his underclassmen to return to Alabama for the 2020 season.

Tony Pauline in the Week 13 PFN Game Day Blog

As of yesterday, sources tell me Moses has made no definitive decision on whether he’ll enter the draft or stay in school - it seems at this point he’s unsure what he’ll do. These same sources believe the injury to Tagovailoa will impact Moses’ final decision and send him packing to the NFL.
Tony Jones Jr.RBNotre DameIndependentEntering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on December 31, 2019
Jones Jr. officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Twitter: @TonnJoness
Alohi GilmanSNotre DameIndependentEntering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on December 31, 2019
Gilman officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Instagram: alohi_g
KJ HamlerWRPenn StateBig TenEntering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on December 31, 2019
Hamler officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Twitter: @KJ_Hamler

Tony Pauline in the Week 12 PFN Game Day Blog

Nittany Lions receiver KJ Hamler has two receptions for 52 yards after the first quarter in the Big Ten battle against Indiana. I’ve reported numerous times Hamler is expected to enter the draft once the season ends. I’ve also been told by a number of league insiders and scouts Hamler could end up in the first round next April.
Jamie NewmanQBWake ForestACCTransfer PortalEntered the Transfer Portal
On December 30, Wake Forest HC Dave Clawson said that Jamie Newman will be finishing his eligibility at another school as a graduate transfer.

Tony Pauline in the December 21 Game Day Blog

I’m told quarterback Jamie Newman is considering the draft and will go through the information gathering process. The overall belief is Newman could vault into the first round if he returns to Wake and improves upon what was a good 2019 season.
Josiah ScottCBMichigan StateBig TenEntering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on December 30, 2019
Scott officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Twitter: @JosiahScott7

Tony Pauline in the Week 12 PFN Game Day Blog

If you’re watching the MSU against Michigan game, keep an eye on Spartans cornerback Josiah Scott as he goes up against the Wolverines trio of receivers. I continue to hear and was told as late as last week, Scott will enter the draft once the season is over.
JK DobbinsRBOhio StateBig TenEntering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on December 30, 2019
Dobbins officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Twitter: @Jkdobbins22
CeeDee LambWROklahomaBig 12Entering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on December 29, 2019
Lamb officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Twitter: @_CeeDeeThree

Tony Pauline in the Championship Saturday Game Day Blog
12:15 PM Update: CeeDee Lamb with another huge play. As stated months ago, word I’m hearing is Lamb will enter the draft. The faster he runs the earlier he will be selected.

Tony Pauline in the Week 7 PFN Game Day Blog

While there’s no official word, people familiar with the Sooner program tell me they expect Lamb, a true junior, to enter the draft after this season.
Matt BushmanTEBYUIndependentReturning to SchoolOfficial Announcement on December 28, 2019
Jones officially announced his intention to return to school on Instgram: @MattBushman

Tony Pauline in his NFL Week 15 Mailbag

If Matt Bushman of BYU (whom I’m told will enter the 2020 NFL Draft) works out well, his stock will take off.
Alaric JacksonOTIowaBig TenReturning to SchoolAnnouncement on December 28, 2019
Jackson told reporters after the Holiday Bowl that he intends to return to school in 2020.
Ian BookQBNotre DameIndependentReturning to SchoolOfficial Announcement on December 29, 2019
Book officially announced his intention to return to school on Instagram: @ian.book
Harrison HandCBTempleAACEntering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on December 29, 2019
Hand officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Twitter: @_harry22

Tony Pauline in the Week 9 PFN Game Day Blog
This year the name to key on his cornerback Harrison Hand, a Baylor transfer who’s playing lights out. Entering tonight’s contest Hand totals include 39 tackles, 3 INT’s and 3 PBU’s. He possesses next-level size and next-level ball skills. Word is Hand, a true junior is also leaning towards entering the draft, which gives some immediacy to scouting his game.
Patrick JonesDLPittsburghACCReturning to SchoolOfficial Announcement on December 28, 2019
Jones officially announced his intention to return to school on Twitter: @P_Jones9
Curtis WeaverDEBoise StateMountain WestEntering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on December 28, 2019
Weaver officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Twitter: @curtisweaver99

Tony Pauline on PFN's NFL Draft Insiders Podcast
34:30 | I am hearing that it's 80-90% that Curtis Weaver enters the NFL Draft. He is going through the agent vetting process right now. I'd be surprised if he stays in school.

Tony Pauline in the December 21 Game Day Blog
With the Las Vegas Bowl kicking off, it’s important to note something I’ve been saying for the past month - I expect this to be the final game for Boise State underclassmen Curtis Weaver, the pass rusher, and left tackle Ezra Cleveland.  I would expect an announcement from both by the end of next week. I presently grade both players as second day selections.

Tony Pauline in the Championship Saturday Game Day Blog

Boise State and Hawaii are just about to kick-off in the Mountain West title game. This could be the final conference game for Curtis Weaver and Ezra Cleveland of the Broncos as both are heavily leaning towards entering the draft. I presently grade both as second-day picks, though pre-draft testing will be important for each.

Tony Pauline in the Week 1 PFN Game Day Blog

As of Week 1, the belief is Weaver will enter the 2020 draft, assuming he’s healthy and has a good season.
DeeJay DallasRBMiamiACCEntering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on December 27, 2019
Dallas officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Twitter: @DallasDeejay

Tony Pauline in the December 21 Game Day Blog

I previously reported that the word was running back Deejay Dallas was expected to enter the draft. I’m told that is no longer certain after the left arm injury he suffered during the loss to FIU which puts his bowl appearance in question.

Tony Pauline in the Week 13 PFN Game Day Blog

Over the past several weeks I’ve heard from a number of sources Dallas will bolt for the NFL Draft after the season- which seems to be an annual event for underclassmen running backs on the Miami roster.
Stanford Samuels IIICBFlorida StateACCEntering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on December 27, 2019
Samuels officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Instagram: iam_ss3
Ross BlacklockDTTCUBig 12Entering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on December 27, 2019
Blacklock officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Twitter: @1krozayy
Trajan BandyCBMiamiACCEntering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on December 27, 2019
Bandy officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Instagram: @muddyb_2

Tony Pauline in the December 21 Game Day Blog

I’m told there is a good possibility cornerback Trajan Bandy enters the draft. Coming into the season I graded Bandy as a potential third round selection; in fact, he was my highest rated next level prospect on the Hurricane roster. Bandy had a so-so year with 29 tackles, 7 PBUs and no picks, but opposing quarterbacks purposely threw away from him. I like Bandy’s ball skills but the lack of height, he barely touches the tape at 5-feet-9-inches, will downgrade him on most boards.
Ty'Son WilliamsRBBYUIndependentEntering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on December 26, 2019
Williams officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Twitter.
Matt HennessyCTempleAACEntering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on December 27, 2019
Hennessy officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Twitter: @matt__hennessy

Tony Pauline on PFN's NFL Draft Insiders Podcast
38:30 | I am hearing that following Temple's Bowl Game, Matt Hennessy will enter the draft and will likely get an invitation to the Senior Bowl. I'd put it at 95 percent.
Kwity PayeEDGEMichiganBig TenReturning to SchoolOfficial Announcement on December 26, 2019
Paye officially announced his intention to return to school on Twitter: @KwityPaye_19
Thayer MunfordOTOhio StateBig TenReturning to SchoolOfficial Announcement on December 26, 2019
Munford told the Columbus Dispatch that he will be returning to school for the 2020 season.
Jacob EasonQBWashingtonPac-12Entering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on December 26, 2019
Eason officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Twitter: @skinnyqb10

Tony Pauline in the Week 10 PFN Game Day Blog

Inquiring minds want to know - will Eason enter the draft? I’m told while he’s zeroing in on representation he’s made no definitive decision as to whether or not he’ll enter the draft. Though this seems contradictory, “I’ve picked an agent but haven’t decided on entering the draft just yet,” it’s often commonplace for highly rated juniors. This is the feeling and word I’m getting on Eason.
Elijah MoldenCBWashingtonPac-12Returning to SchoolOfficial Announcement on December 26, 2019
Molden officially announced his intention to return to school on Twitter: @e_mold3n
Wyatt DavisOLOhio StateBig TenReturning to SchoolOfficial Announcement on December 26, 2019
Davis told Lettermen Row that he would be returning to school for the 2020 season
Josh MyersOLOhio StateBig TenReturning to SchoolOfficial Announcement on December 26, 2019
Myers told Lettermen Row that he would be returning to school for the 2020 season
Levi OnwuzurikeDLWashingtonPac-12Returning to SchoolOfficial Announcement on December 26, 2019
Onwuzurike officially announced his intention to return to school on Twitter: @LeviOnw
Trishton JacksonWRSyracuseACCEntering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on December 26, 2019
Jackson officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Twitter: @TrishtonJ
Darrynton EvansRBAppalachian StateSun BeltEntering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on December 25, 2019
Evans officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Twitter: @ItzLiveee

Tony Pauline in the December 21 Game Day Blog
As Appalachian State-UAB get going in the New Orleans Bowl, it’s important to note Mountaineers running back Darryton Evans, who I mentioned last month will consider entering the draft, is still in the information collection phase. It doesn’t seem like a decision either way is imminent.

Tony Pauline in the Championship Saturday Game Day Blog
12:15 PM update: As I mentioned during my Sun Belt preview, App State running back Darrynton Evans, who just took a screen pass 58 yards for a score that put the Mountaineers up early, will sit down after this game and gather information for his next-level decision. Right now, I think it’s better than 50/50 Evans enters the draft.

Tony Pauline on the Week 14 PFN Draft Insiders Podcast

The word I'm hearing is that Darrington Evans is considering entering the draft.
Ezra ClevelandOTBoise StateMountain WestEntering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on December 24, 2019
Talking to the Idaho Statesman, Cleveland confirmed that he will be entering the 2020 NFL Draft.

Tony Pauline in the December 21 Game Day Blog

With the Las Vegas Bowl kicking off, it’s important to note something I’ve been saying for the past month- I expect this to be the final game for Boise State underclassmen Curtis Weaver, the pass rusher, and left tackle Ezra Cleveland.  I would expect an announcement from both by the end of next week. I presently grade both players as second day selections.

Tony Pauline in the Championship Saturday Game Day Blog

4:05 PM Update: Boise State and Hawaii are just about to kick-off in the Mountain West title game. This could be the final conference game for Curtis Weaver and Ezra Cleveland of the Broncos as both are heavily leaning towards entering the draft. I presently grade both as second-day picks, though pre-draft testing will be important for each.

Tony Pauline in the Week 1 PFN Game Day Blog

As of Week 1, the belief is Weaver will enter the 2020 draft, assuming he’s healthy and has a good season.
Keith IsmaelCSDSUMountain WestEntering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on December 23, 2019
Ismael officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Twitter: @_ki6x

Tony Pauline in the December 21 Game Day Blog

SDSU has a pair of late-round offensive line prospects including center Keith Ismael and guard Daishawn Dixon. As I’ve mentioned in the past Ismael, a junior, is likely to enter the draft. If he does there’s a real good chance we see Ismael in the Senior Bowl.
Rakeem BoydRBArkansasSECReturning to SchoolOfficial Announcement on December 23, 2019
Boyd officially announced his intention to return to school on Twitter: @boyd_rakeem
Hamilcar RashedLBOregon StatePac-12Returning to SchoolOfficial Announcement on December 23, 2019
Rashed officially announced his intention to return to school on Twitter: @HamilcarRashed
Darnay HolmesCBUCLAPac-12Entering 2020 NFL DraftAccepted invitation to the Reese's Senior Bowl
Holmes officially accepted his invitation to the Reese's Senior Bowl and will enter the 2020 NFL Draft.

Tony Pauline in the Week 14 PFN Game Day Blog

I mentioned last week Bruins cornerback Darnay Holmes is expected to enter the draft. The latest I’m hearing is Holmes has been receiving information from NFL scouts he should return to school as he’s likely to fall deep into the draft. I’m told if he doesn’t enter the draft there’s a very good chance Holmes leaves the UCLA program as a graduate transfer.

Tony Pauline in the Week 13 PFN Game Day Blog
I’m told UCLA cornerback Darnay Holmes, a fourth year junior on course to graduate, will also enter the draft despite a somewhat disappointing season.
Jaylen TwymanDLPittsburghACCReturning to SchoolReport on December 27, 2019
A report noted that Jalen Twyman was 100% committed to returning to Pitt in 2020.

Tony Pauline on PFN's NFL Draft Insiders Podcast

40:40 | I am hearing that Jaylen Twyman is leaning towards entering the 2020 NFL Draft.
Paris FordDBPittsburghACCReturning to SchoolOfficial Announcement on December 31, 2019
Ford officially announced his intention to return to school in 2020 on Twitter.

Tony Pauline on PFN's NFL Draft Insiders Podcast

40:50 | I am hearing that Paris Ford is leaning towards entering the 2020 NFL Draft.
Carlos Basham Jr.EDGEWake ForestACCReturning to SchoolOfficial Announcement on December 21, 2019
Basham officially announced his intention to return to school on Twitter: @Almighty_Basham
Jonathan GarvinDEMiamiACCEntering 2020 NFL DraftTony Pauline in the December 21 Game Day Blog
Defensive end Jonathan Garvin announced his intention to enter the draft earlier this week and I’ve yet to speak with one person inside the league who feels it was a good decision. Garvin is a solid college defensive end with no outstanding skill which translates to the next level.
Sage SurrattWRWake ForestACCReturning to SchoolOfficial Announcement on December 21, 2019
Surratt officially announced his intention to return to school via the Wake Forest Twitter account: @WakeFB

Tony Pauline in the Week 10 PFN Game Day Blog
Wake Forest wide receiver Sage Surratt is having a tremendous season and he’s turning a lot of heads in the scouting community. Coming into the NCSU contest, Surratt totaled 53 receptions, 8881 yards and nine TDs in seven games. Thus far, the wide receiver has two receptions for 15 yards in the first half. The feeling at this point from numerous people I’ve spoken with is Surratt, a redshirt sophomore, is very likely to return for another season on the college field with Wake Forest.
Marquez StevensonWRHoustonAACReturning to School
Official Announcement on December 18, 2019
Stevenson officially announced his intention to return to school on Twitter: @MarquezS5
KJ CostelloQBStanfordPac-12Transfer Portal
Entered the Transfer Portal
On December 18, it was announced that KJ Costello had entered the transfer portal.
Nick CoeEDGEAuburnSECEntering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on December 20, 2019
Coe officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Instagram: @_nc91_
Colby ParkinsonTEStanfordPac-12Entering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on December 20, 2019
Parkinson officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Twitter: @CJ51
K.D. NixonWRColoradoPac-12Returning to School
Official announcement to return to school on December 19
After thoughtful evaluation and conversations with [head coach] Mel Tucker and others about my future in football – and beyond, I have decided to continue my college football career at Colorado, earn my degree and declare for the NFL Draft in 2021,” Nixon said in his statement. “I look forward to contributing to the Buffaloes next season and making a difference for our team.

Official Announcement on December 10, 2019
Nixon officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Twitter: @CUBuffsFootball
Isaiah WilsonOTGeorgiaSECEntering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on December 18, 2019
Wilson officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Instagram: @7ninee

Tony Pauline in the Week 6 PFN Game Day Blog
Sources tell me not only is Andrew Thomas of Georgia expected to enter the draft but his teammate Isaiah Wilson will likely follow suit.
Andrew ThomasOTGeorgiaSECEntering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on December 17, 2019
Thomas officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Twitter: @allforgod_55

Tony Pauline in the Week 6 PFN Game Day Blog

Sources tell me not only is Andrew Thomas of Georgia expected to enter the draft but his teammate Isaiah Wilson will likely follow suit.
Amik RobertsonCBLouisiana TechConference USAEntering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on December 17, 2019
Robertson officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Twitter: @_YoungTruth7

Tony Pauline on Twitter 
December 9, 2019: Sources tell me Amik Robertson/CB/La Tech will enter the draft and may not play in the team's bowl game. Robertson comes off a huge year which included 60 tckls, 5 INT's and 16 PBU's. Scouts will keep a close eye on his measurements at the Combine and Pro Day as some report that Robertson may not touch 5-feet-9-inches. In fact, some believe he is just a shade over 5-8.
Terrell LewisLBAlabamaSECEntering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on December 16, 2019
Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban announced to the media that Terrell Lewis will declare for the NFL Draft and skip the Citrus Bowl.
Mekhi BectonOTLouisvilleACCEntering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on December 16, 2019
Becton officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Twitter: @BigTicket73
Jeff ThomasWRMiamiACCEntering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on December 14, 2019
Thomas officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Instagram: @jeffthom4s
David WoodwardLBUtah StateMountain WestEntering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on December 16, 2019
Woodward officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Twitter: @DavidWoodward33
Walker LittleOTStanfordPac-12Returning to SchoolOfficial Announcement on December 16, 2019
Walker officially announced his intention to return to school on Twitter: @walkerlittle45

Tony Pauline in the Week 14 PFN Game Day Blog
I’ve spoken with a number of league insiders on the West Coast since my earlier post on Stanford underclassmen. They tell me it would be a surprise if any of them enter the draft – a bit of a surprise considering how many Stanford underclassmen usually jump into the event each year.

Tony Pauline in the Week 14 PFN Game Day Blog

Will Walker Little enter the draft? I’m told right now it’s 50/50 at best as Little will start the process of speaking with people and getting opinions after today’s game.
Cam AkersRBFlorida StateACCEntering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on December 14, 2019
Akers officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Twitter: @thereal_cam3
Jaylon JohnsonDBUtahPac-12Entering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on December 13, 2019
Johnson officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Twitter: @NBAxJay1

Tony Pauline in the Week 14 PFN Game Day Blog
Staying on the theme of PAC 12 underclassmen, I reported more than a month ago Utah cornerback Jaylon Johnson would enter the draft. I am told prior to tonight’s game against Colorado, which is a nationally televised contest, Johnson will be announced with the other departing seniors as part of the senior night for the Utes.

Tony Pauline in the Week 12 PFN Game Day Blog
I continue to be told Utes cornerback Jaylon Johnson will enter the draft and received further confirmation of this last week.
Justin MadubuikeDTTexas A&MSECEntering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on December 12, 2019
Madubuike officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Twitter: @MadubuikeJustin
Kamren CurlSArkansasSECEntering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on December 12, 2019
Curl officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Twitter: @KCurl_2
Eno BenjaminRBArizona StatePac-12Entering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on December 11, 2019
Benjamin officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Twitter: @ASUFootball

Tony Pauline in the Week 8 PFN Game Day Blog
Several sources told me last week Benjamin is expected to enter the draft, with one west coast source calling the pending decision a “definite.”
Jordan LoveQBUtah StateMountain WestEntering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on December 10, 2019
Love officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Twitter: @Jordan3Love

Tony Pauline in the Week 14 PFN Game Day Blog
During last week’s edition of our Q&A, I mentioned it would be a surprise if Jordan Love did not enter the draft and rumors were rampant he has representation lined up. I’m told on the off chance he doesn’t enter the draft, Love will likely go the graduate transfer route and leave Utah State. Should he go the graduate transfer route, expect Texas Tech to be near the top of his wish list, so Love could be reunited with former Utah State head coach Matt Wells.

Tony Pauline in the Week 14 Mailbag
From what I’m hearing at this point in time, it would be a major surprise if Jordan Love returns to Utah State for another year. Rumors are rampant that he’s already chosen representation for when he makes his announcement.
Kyle MarkwayTESouth CarolinaSECEntering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on December 10, 2019
Markway officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Twitter: @KMM_9
AJ DillonRBBoston CollegeACCEntering 2020 NFL Draft
Official Announcement on December 10, 2019
Dillon officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Twitter: @ajdillon7
Lynn Bowden Jr.WRKentuckySECEntering 2020 NFL Draft
Official Announcement on December 9, 2019
Bowden officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Twitter: @LynnBowden_1
Reggie RobersonWRSMUAACReturning to School
Official Announcement on December 9, 2019
Roberson officially announced his intention to return to school on Twitter: @TheKingReggie
C.J. HendersonCBFloridaSECEntering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on December 6, 2019
Henderson officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Twitter: @Henderson_Chris

Tony Pauline in the Week 13 PFN Game Day Blog

The other news coming out of Gainesville has cornerback C.J. Henderson entering the draft. While no final decision has been made, I’m told Henderson is heavily leaning towards entering the draft and UF has a history of losing a lot of juniors.
Hunter BryantTEWashingtonPac-12Entering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on December 6, 2019
Bryant officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Twitter: @blackbeast88
Cameron DantzlerCBMississippi StateSECEntering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on December 6, 2019
Dantzler officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Twitter: @camdantzler3

Tony Pauline in the Week 9 PFN Game Day Blog

The potent Aggie passing attack is sure to test cornerback Cameron Dantzler, the other MSU junior likely headed to the NFL after the season. One source close to the situation told me it’s about 99% Dantzler enters the 2020 draft. Graded as a potential first-round pick by scouts coming into the season, Dantzler has two INT’s, six PBU’s to go along with 23 tackles this season.
Javon LeakeRBMarylandBig TenEntering 2020 NFL Draft
Official Announcement on December 4, 2019
Leake officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Twitter: @ny_king20

Tony Pauline on Twitter
I'm told teammate Javon Leake may follow suit [Anthony McFarland] and also enter the draft. 
Joshua UcheEDGEMichiganBig TenEntering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on December 4, 2019
Uche officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Twitter: @_Uche35
Trystan Colon-CastilloOTMissouriSECEntering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on December 3, 2019
Colon-Castillo officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Twitter: @TCastillo55

Gabriel DavisWRCentral FloridaAACEntering 2020 NFL Draft
Official Announcement on December 4, 2019
Davis officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Twitter: @DavisGB1

Tony Pauline in the Week 10 PFN Game Day Blog
11:30 AM Update: I’ve reported multiple times since September that receiver Gabe Davis will enter the draft.
Isaiah HodginsWROregon StatePac-12Entering 2020 NFL Draft
Official Announcement on December 3, 2019
Hodgins officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Twitter: @IsaiahHodgins

Tony Pauline in the Week 10 PFN Game Day Blog
Oregon State receiver Isaiah Hodgins will be one of the most hotly debated players in the lead up to the draft. He turned in another monster game catching 11 passes for 150 yards and 2 TD’s as Oregon State stomped Arizona. I’ve been told Hodgins will consider entering the draft off a good season, and his numbers have been huge this season; 56 receptions, 745 yards, and 10 TD’s after eight games, with four contests left on the Beavers schedule.

Yetur Gross-MatosDEPenn StateBig TenEntering 2020 NFL Draft
Official Announcement on December 3, 2019
Gross-Matos officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Twitter: @__lobo99
Anthony McFarlandRBMarylandBig TenEntering 2020 NFL Draft
Official Announcement on December 3, 2019
McFarland officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Twitter (@AnttMacc_)

Tony Pauline in the Week 10 PFN Game Day Blog
You can see the dynamic playmaking potential of Maryland running back Anthony McFarland. His burst of speed is incredible and McFarland has the ability to score from any point on the field. I’ve previously reported the feeling in the scouting community as well as in the Terps program is McFarland will likely enter the draft after the season. Expect Maryland coach Mike Locksley to make a big push to keep McFarland on campus.
Laviska Shenault Jr.WRColoradoPac-12Entering 2020 NFL Draft

Official Announcement on December 3, 2019
Shenault officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Twitter (@Viska2live)

Tony Pauline in the Week 8 PFN Game Day Blog
Everything I continue to hear leads me to believe the junior will enter the draft once the season is over. Shenault’s handlers are deep into the agent process, and though sources tell me no final decision on representation has been made, all signs point to the Buffalo wideout entering the draft.

Jalen ReagorWRTCUBig 12Entering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on December 2, 2019
Reagor officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Twitter (@TheJalenReagor)

Tony Pauline in the Week 10 PFN Game Day Blog
I’ve written on my affection for Reagor and his game-breaking skills as a wide receiver that can line up in the slot or on the flanks as well as return punts and kicks. We may see Reagor playing on Sundays sooner rather than later as people close to the TCU program and familiar with the team tell me they expect Reagor to enter the draft once the season is complete. I presently grade the junior as a late second-round selection.
Albert OkwuegbunamTEMissouriSECEntering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on December 2, 2019
Okwuegbunam officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Twitter (@AOkwuegbunam)
Jordan ElliottIDLMissouriSECEntering 2020 NFL DraftOfficial Announcement on December 3, 2019
Elliott officially announced his intention to enter the NFL Draft on Twitter (@BIGJ5K)

Tony Pauline in the Week 10 PFN Game Day Blog
The defensive tackle position for the 2020 NFL Draft looks a little top-heavy at this point and it sounds like more talent will be added as I am hearing Jordan Elliott of Missouri is very likely to enter the draft. Elliott, who I graded as a late-round pick before the season, has been a disruptive force this year as a play-maker and gap occupier. His numbers include 29 tackles, 7 TFL, 3 QBH’s and 2 pass defenses. Several scouts presently grade Elliott as a top 45 selection.
Camryn BynumCBUCLAPac-12Returning to SchoolTony Pauline in the Week 14 PFN Game Day Blog
Cal corner Camryn Bynum, who I graded as a third-round prospect entering the season, will go through the process of gathering information and is considering entering the draft. The big question mark on Bynum surrounds his deep speed and if he’s any faster than a 4.55s forty guy.
JJ TaylorRBArizonaPac-12Entering 2020 NFL DraftInterview with media on November 19, 2019
J.J. Taylor announced that he plans to skip his senior season and enter the 2020 NFL Draft
Janarius RobinsonDEFlorida StateACCReturning to SchoolInterview with media on December 27, 2019
Robinson told the media that he will be back in 2020.Z

Tony Pauline in the Week 10 PFN Game Day Blog

The next level prospects on the field today leave a lot to be desired but I’ve heard from a number of people Janarius Robinson, the Seminoles defensive end, has people vetting agents and it’s looking more and more likely he will enter the draft. Robinson looks the part but his play is often underwhelming.
Ifeanyi MaijehDTTempleAACReturning to SchoolTony Pauline in the Week 10 PFN Game Day Blog
Defensive tackle Ifeanyi Maijeh is considering making the jump. The redshirt sophomore, who played in eight games a year ago, has 35 tackles, 9.5 TFL’s and 6 sacks this season. He’s a prototypical three technique tackle for the next level. While I think it’s likely Hand enters the draft at this point I think Maijeh is probing to see what information comes back.
Richie GrantDBCentral FloridaAACReturning to SchoolTony Pauline in the Week 9 PFN Game Day Blog
Richie Grant, listed below as my fourth ranked safety, is having a terrific game against Temple. The Central Florida junior lacks classic size but he’s explosive, instinctive and makes plays in every direction of the field. I’m told it’s very much up in the air as to whether or not Grant enters the draft at this point.
Keith TaylorDBWashingtonPac-12Returning to SchoolTony Pauline in the Week 8 PFN Game Day Blog
There have been a ton of people from the league calling me and asking my opinion on Taylor. This is usually a sure sign he is very likely to enter the draft.
Armani RogersQBUNLVMountain WestReturning to SchoolTony Pauline in the Week 3 PFN Game Day Blog
I’ve written about UNLV quarterback Armani Rogers on several occasions as he’s a big-armed thrower and very athletic. I also mentioned last week there’s a chance he enters the 2020 draft if he has a good season this year. Rogers issues include inconsistent accuracy and not playing within the system.
Liam EichenbergOTNotre DameIndependentReturning to SchoolConfirmed to media on November 12, 2019
Eichenberg confirmed to the media that he plans to return to Notre Dame in 2020.
JaQuan BaileyEDGEIowa StateBig 12Returning to SchoolAnnouncement from HC Matt Campbell on October 28, 2019
“JaQuan’s plan is to come back. We’re going to redshirt him and then have the ability to come back for a senior year. I wouldn’t read anything into [the Hula Bowl invite] and to be honest it would be foreign to me of knowing exactly what that is.”
Michael MenetOLPenn StateBig TenReturning to SchoolOfficial Announcement on December 3, 2019
Menet officially announced his intention to return to school on Twitter: @Mike_Menet62
Lorenzo NealDTPurdueBig TenReturning to SchoolOfficial Announcement on December 6, 2019
Neal officially announced his intention to return to school on Twitter: @loneal40
Pat FreiermuthTEPenn StateBig TenReturning to SchoolStatement on November 30, 2019
“In the past couple weeks, it has come to light that I am able to declare for the 2020 NFL Draft. After discussing this opportunity with my family, coaches and other loved ones, I have decided to return to Penn State for my junior year."
Jonathan CooperEDGEOhio StateBig TenReturning to SchoolRedshirt in 2019
Cooper has decided to redshirt this season and return to Ohio State as a fifth-year senior