2020 NFL Draft: Eligible prospects to keep an eye on 

The 2020 offseason is underway and the NFL Draft is just around the corner.

Following the Senior Bowl, where Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff and his scouting staff were in attendance, the next marquee league event is the NFL scouting combine at the end of February.

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Free agency will begin at 4 p.m. ET on March 18, which is the start of the league's new year. The NFL Draft will take place from April 23-25, and the Falcons currently hold the No. 16 pick. To see all of the Falcons' picks in the 2020 NFL Draft, click here.

The NFL has granted special eligibility to 99 players draft prospects and 16 players who have fulfilled their degree requirements with college football eligibility and can be drafted to a team when the 2020 NFL Draft begins on April 23-25.

Here's a look at the 16 players who have fulfilled their degree requirements:

  • Benjamin, Eno, RB, Arizona State
  • Betiku, Oluwole, DE, Illinois
  • Cushenberry, Lloyd, C, Louisiana State
  • Davis, Quartney, WR, Texas A&M
  • Gilman, Alohi, DB, Notre Dame
  • Hennessy, Matt, C, Temple
  • Holmes, Darnay, DB, UCLA
  • Ismael, Keith, C, San Diego State
  • Johnson, Jaylon, DB, Utah
  • Jones, Tony, RB, Notre Dame
  • Lewis, Terrell, LB, Alabama
  • Love, Jordan, QB, Utah State
  • Lumor, Elorm, DE, Rutgers
  • Miller, Houston, DE, Texas Tech
  • Murray, Kenneth, LB, Oklahoma
  • Simmons, Isaiah, LB, Clemson

These 99 players below have met the league's three-year eligibility rule and have renounced their college football eligibility by submitting written notification by the deadline:

  • Ahmed, Salvon, RB, Washington
  • Akers, Cam, RB, Florida State
  • Arnold, Grayland, DB, Baylor
  • Asiasi, Devin, TE, UCLA
  • Bandy, Trajan, DB, Miami
  • Becton, Mekhi, T, Louisville
  • Biadasz, Tyler, C, Wisconsin
  • Blacklock, Ross, DT, Texas Christian
  • Bowden, Lynn, WR, Kentucky
  • Brown, Marcus, DE, Missouri Western
  • Bryant, Hunter, T, Washington
  • Cephus, Quintez, WR, Wisconsin
  • Chaisson, K'Lavon, LB, Louisiana State
  • Charles, Saahdiq,T, Louisiana State
  • Cleveland, Ezra, T, Boise State
  • Coe, Nick, DE, Auburn
  • Colon-Castillo, Trystan, C, Missouri
  • Coulter, Isaiah, WR, Rhode Island
  • Curl, Kamren, DB, Arkansas
  • Dallas, DeeJay, RB, Miami (Fla.)
  • Dantzler, Cameron, DB, Mississippi State
  • Davis, Gabriel, WR, Central Florida
  • Davis, Kyle, WR, Florida Atlantic
  • Delpit, Grant, DB, Louisiana State
  • Dillon, AJ, RB, Boston College
  • Dobbins, J.K., RB, Ohio State
  • Eason, Jacob, QB, Washington
  • Edwards-Helaire, Clyde, RB, Louisiana State
  • Elliott, Jordan, DT, Missouri
  • Epenesa, A.J., DE, Iowa
  • Evans, Darrynton, RB, Appalachian State
  • Fromm, Jake, QB, Georgia
  • Garvin, Jonathan, DE, Miami (Fla.)
  • Gay, Willie, LB, Mississippi State
  • Gross-Matos, Yetur, DE, Penn State
  • Guerriero, Pete, RB, Monmouth, N.J.
  • Guidry, Javelin, DB, Utah
  • Hamler, K.J., WR, Penn State
  • Hand, Harrison, DB, Temple
  • Henderson, C.J., DB, Florida
  • Higgins, Tee, WR, Clemson
  • Hodgins, Isaiah, WR, Oregon State
  • Igbinoghene, Noah, DB, Auburn
  • Jackson, Austin, T, Southern California
  • Jackson, Trishton, WR, Syracuse
  • Jefferson, Justin, WR, Louisiana State
  • Jeudy, Jerry, WR, Alabama
  • Keene, Dalton, TE, Virginia Tech
  • Kindley, Solomon, G, Georgia
  • Kmet, Cole, TE, Notre Dame
  • Lamb, CeeDee, WR, Oklahoma
  • Leake, Javon, RB, Maryland
  • Lynch, James, DT, Baylor
  • Madubuike, Justin, DT, Texas A&M
  • McDonald, Cole, QB, Hawaii
  • McFarland, Anthony, RB, Maryland
  • McKinney, Xavier, DB, Alabama
  • Moss, Thaddeus, TE, Louisiana State
  • Muti, Netane, T, Fresno State
  • Newman, Tomas, DB, Virginia-Lynchburg
  • Okudah, Jeff, DB, Ohio State
  • Okwuegbunam, Albert, TE, Missouri
  • Parkinson, Colby, TE, Stanford
  • Peoples-Jones, Donovan, WR, Michigan
  • Phillips, Jacob, LB, Louisiana State
  • Pierre, James, DB, Florida Atlantic
  • Queen, Patrick, LB, Louisiana State
  • Reagor, Jalen, WR, Texas Christian
  • Renfro, Debione, DB, Texas A&M
  • Robertson, Amik, DB, Louisiana Tech
  • Robinson, Kenny, DB, West Virginia
  • Rogers, Kendrick, WR, Texas A&M
  • Ruggs, Henry, WR, Alabama
  • Ruiz, Cesar, C, Michigan
  • Salomon, Darnell, WR, South Florida
  • Samuels, Stanford, DB, Florida State
  • Scott, Josiah, DB, Michigan State
  • Shenault, Laviska, WR, Colorado
  • Siposs, Arryn, P, Auburn
  • Stone, Geno, DB, Iowa
  • Swift, D'Andre, RB, Georgia
  • Tagovailoa, Tua, QB, Alabama
  • Taylor, Jonathan, RB, Wisconsin
  • Taylor, Tabyus, RB, Virginia Union
  • Terrell, A.J., DB, Clemson
  • Thomas, Andrew, T, Georgia
  • Thomas, Jeff, WR, Miami
  • Turk, Michael, P, Arizona State
  • Warren, Michael, RB, Cincinnati
  • Watkins, Quez, WR, Southern Mississippi
  • Weaver, Curtis, DE, Boise State
  • White, Cody, WR, Michigan State
  • Wills, Jedrick, T, Alabama
  • Wilson, Isaiah, T, Georgia
  • Winfield, Antoine, DB, Minnesota
  • Wirfs, Tristan, T, Iowa
  • Woodward, David, LB, Utah State
  • Young, Chase, DE, Ohio State
  • Young, Toren, RB, Iowa

Each of the following five players inquired about their draft status and are eligible for selection without special eligibility:

  • McClease, Deshawn, RB, Virginia Tech
  • Strickland, Carlos, WR, Texas-San Antonio
  • Taylor, J.J., RB, Arizona
  • Williams, Ty'Son, RB, Brigham Young
  • Uche, Josh, LB, Michigan

Here's a look at the number of players granted special eligibility for the NFL Draft the past 10 years:

  • 2011: 5​6
  • 2012: 65
  • 2013: 73
  • 2014: 98
  • 2015: 74
  • 2016: 96
  • 2017: 95
  • 2018: 106
  • 2019: 103
  • 2020: 99

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