Because of Covid-19 the NCAA gave each college football player an extra year of eligibility if they wanted to use it. So if they where scheduled to be in their senior year and if they played or didn’t play they still got an extra year of eligibility. But like NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported the NFL wanted the prospects to fill out a document if they where going to use that extra year so they didn’t have them in the 2021 NFL Draft classes.
Here is his tweet.
Below is the document prospects need to fill out so they can let the NFL know that they will not be in the 2021 NFL Draft but will be in the 2022 NFL Draft. The NFL office said that this was sent out to college’s as well.