NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement

Article 6
College Draft

Section 2(b)
Number of Choices and Eligibility


No player shall be permitted to apply for special eligibility for selection in the Draft, or otherwise be eligible for the Draft, until three NFL regular seasons have begun and ended following either his graduation from high school or graduation of the class with which he entered high school, whichever is earlier. For example, if a player graduated from high school in December 2020, he would not be permitted to apply for special eligibility, and would not otherwise be eligible for selection, until the 2024 Draft.