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Players granted special eligibility for draft

(Jan. 19, 2006) -- The National Football League announced today the names of 48 players who have been granted special eligibility for the 2006 NFL Draft on April 29-30.

Each of the 48 players has met the league's three-year eligibility rule and each has submitted a written application in which he renounced his remaining college football eligibility. The deadline for receiving applications was Jan. 15.

The players declared eligible are:

Player Pos. College
Bing, Darnell DB Southern California
Brockington, Cornell RB Connecticut
Bush, Reggie RB Southern California
Calhoun, Brian RB Wisconsin
Cromartie, Antonio DB Florida State
Davis, Vernon TE Maryland
Drew, Maurice RB UCLA
Edwards, Ray DE Purdue
Fasano, Anthony TE Notre Dame
Gordon, Charles DB Kansas
Hall, Willie T Middle Tennessee
Hester, Devin WR Miami
Holmes, Santonio WR Ohio State
Jackson, Chad WR Florida
Jacobs, Omar QB Bowling Green
Johnson, Cornell RB Indiana State
Johnson, Marquis WR Texas Tech
Joseph, Johnathan DB South Carolina
Justice, Winston T Southern California
Kirsch, Brandon QB Purdue
Lee, Greg WR Pittsburgh
Maroney, Laurence RB Minnesota
Marshall, Richard DB Fresno State
Martin, Derrick DB Wyoming
Matua, Fred G Southern California
McCargo, John DT North Carolina State
McClover, Stanley DE Auburn
McDaniel, Tony DT Tennessee
Morris, Derek T North Carolina State
Ngata, Haloti DT Oregon
Parham, Kai LB Virginia
Payne, Bobby DE Middle Tennessee
Pollard, Bernard DB Purdue
Pope, Leonard TE Georgia
Quillen, Drouzon WR Louisiana-Monroe
Rodgers, Cory WR Texas Christian
Simpson, Ko DB South Carolina
Sims, Ernie LB Florida State
Smith, Daniel WR Idaho
Smith, Rob G Tennessee
Tulloch, Stephen LB North Carolina State
Vick, Marcus QB Virginia Tech
Webb, Dee DB Florida
White, LenDale RB Southern California
Whitner, Donte DB Ohio State
Williams, Mario DE North Carolina State
Youboty, Ashton DB Ohio State
Young, Vince QB Texas

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