Do elite recruits become top picks?
Offensive linemen, SEC recruits see top prospects turn into NFL draft picks
Thousands of players have been evaluated and signed with college programs in the RecruitingNation era, but in this lookback, we have narrowed the focus to prospects ranked in the top 10 of their respective class. Between 2006 and 2011, 52 players in that group have been or made themselves eligible for the NFL draft; 33 of those have been drafted. Of those 33, 23 went in either the first or second round, and of that number, eight former top-10 overall prospects ended up being top-10 draft picks.
From the can't-miss positions to unlucky No. 3 to the SEC's claim on the NFL draft, here's a closer look at how many elite prospects become elite draft picks.
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