One hundred and six college football players forfeited their remaining eligibility to enter the 2018 NFL Draft. Thirty-seven of them went undrafted.
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For the second straight year, more than one-third of early entrants were not selected in the NFL Draft. And for the second straight year, many of those undrafted players were some of the more recognizable names in college football.
Notre Dame running back Josh Adams left after rushing for nearly 1,400 yards with a 7.6 yards-per-carry average but was passed over in favor of 21 other running backs. Auburn's Kamryn Pettway declared early despite an injury-plagued 2017 season and was also not chosen. Adams and Pettway signed with the Eagles and Vikings, respectively.
Georgia defensive tackle Trenton Thompson — a former five-star recruit and the top-ranked player in the entire 2015 class — was picked up by the Browns. Indiana receiver Simmie Cobbs was not drafted despite registering 132 receptions over the last two years and signed with the Redskins.
Other notable early entrants who went undrafted: LSU cornerback Kevin Toliver, Washington State defensive end Hercules Mata'afa and Florida State cornerback Tarvarus McFadden.