Nkemdiche is very good football player, but much pressure and hype comes when you're the No. 1 prospect in the country. We've seriously hyped this guy to be Superman and he's not that.
I've heard people say he's the next Lawrence Taylor, and some feel he will be better than Reggie White. That is some insane hype that I don't think anyone could live up to.
Yes, he's the No. 1 player on my board and many others. But Nkemdiche can't possibly live up to all the ridiculous hype that is surrounding him. He will be a great player wherever he goes, but no matter what he does some people will still feel he didn't live up to his hype.
Edwin Weathersby is the College Football Recruiting Analyst for Bleacher Report. He has worked in scouting/player personnel departments for three professional football teams, including the New York Giants, Cleveland Browns and the Las Vegas Gladiators of the Arena League. He spent a year evaluating prep prospects and writing specific recruiting and scouting content articles for Student Sports Football (formerly ESPN Rise-HS). A syndicated scout and writer, he's also contributed to WeAreSC.com, GatorBait.net and Diamonds in the Rough Inc., a College Football and NFL Draft magazine.