When does Arch Manning become eligible for the NFL Draft?

Arch Manning committed to the Texas Longhorns on Thursday morning, and many are wondering when he will be eligible for the NFL Draft.

People are naturally impatient. Arch Manning committed to the Texas Longhorns on Thursday, and the question of when he can enter the NFL Draft has already arisen.

The answer for Manning is the 2025 NFL Draft. According to the rules, every player eligible for the draft must be at least three years out of high school.

In short, Manning can enter the league as a redshirt sophomore or as a true junior. Manning can, of course, be a redshirt junior, a redshirt senior, or a true senior.

When is Arch Manning eligible to enter the NFL Draft?

Manning will have a few family members to ask about the process once he becomes eligible.

His grandfather, Archie Manning, was the No. 2 overall pick in 1971, going to the New Orleans Saints only one pick after Jim Plunkett was selected by the New England Patriots. Then there’s Peyton and Eli Manning, his two uncles.

Both were chosen with the first overall pick, with Peyton going to the Indianapolis Colts in 1998 and Eli going to the San Diego Chargers in 2004, only to be traded to the New York Giants immediately.

If Arch Manning makes it to the NFL, he’ll face high expectations given that Peyton is a first-ballot Hall of Famer and Eli has two Super Bowl rings with the Giants.