7 2013 Recruits Who Are Least Likely to Stay All 4 Years in College
Making it to the NFL is pretty much every recruit's dream, as being a professional football player is a privilege that only few get the opportunity to experience. Some recruits are more advanced than others and appear to be on a quicker track to the NFL than others.
For this read, we're going to give you seven recruits who appear to be on the Jadaveon Clowney fast track to the pros. Clowney more than likely isn't returning for his senior season after next year and these seven 2013 recruits could be at the same point in three years too.
Here are seven recruits who are least likely to stay in school all four years.
7. Thomas Tyner, RB
Tyner has NFL speed right now and combine that with great size for a RB at 6'0" and close to 220 pounds, you see why he's destined to have a bright future.
He's headed to Oregon, where his skill set and running style fit the Ducks' offensive scheme very well. I can see Tyner being immediately productive and scouts drooling over his size and speed ratio.
He just needs to make sure he stays healthy.
6. Montravius Adams, DT
If Adams can refine his technique and become a little more consistent, then he could be what Sharrif Floyd was at Florida or even better.
At 6'3" and 310-pounds, Adams has good explosiveness at the snap, strength at the point of attack, penetration ability and can burst in a short area to make stops. This is a guy that can flat-back at the line of scrimmage and take over games at times.
5. Ricky Seals-Jones, WR/TE
The 6'5", 230-pound Seals-Jones has a chance to go to Texas A&M and put up pretty good numbers as a true freshman. He'll be playing in a wide open offense with a Heisman quarterback while also having the size and athleticism to factor early.
With his size, Seals-Jones could grow into a tight end where I think he would compare favorably to Jermaine Gresham. If he wants to stay at receiver, he'll need to watch his weight but this is a future NFL pass catcher for sure.
4. Vernon Hargreaves III, CB
Hargreaves has had a good week of practice at Under Armour workouts and even though Florida's defensive back depth chart is stocked, he's too good and too smart to not find a niche early.
Hargreaves is 5'11", 185-pounds and has excellent awareness, play smarts and instincts. He's a great athlete, shows quick feet and loose hips to come easily out of transition.
A cornerback who can play press-man, off-man and zone coverage, Hargreaves may not be at Florida past his third season.
3. Robert Foster, WR
To me, Foster just doesn't seem like a guy that is all that enamored with academics and school. That's not a knock on him, I just think he really loves playing football.
The Alabama commit is a 6'2", 190-pounds and extremely explosive. I expect him to get some snaps as a true freshman, dazzle as a sophomore with his speed and finish it off with a good junior year and leave.
The NFL seems to be Foster's goal and I expect him to get there as soon as he can.
2. Reuben Foster, LB
Foster's another guy who seems to be focused on getting to the NFL as soon as possible. The 6'2", 245-pound 'backer has all of the talent to continue to develop and reach his goal.
With his strength, speed, lateral quickness, instincts, play smarts, shedding ability and point of attack power Foster should be an immediate impact recruit wherever he goes. He's a plug and play guy and along with the fact that he already has a daughter, I think he's gone after three years.
1. Robert Nkemdiche, DE
If he lives up to his hype and produces like everyone expects him to, there'll be no need for Nkemdiche to stay in school for his senior campaign.
He already looks like a college junior now at 6'5", 272-pounds. Nkemdiche has elite snap quickness, finds the ball quickly, shows great athleticism and speed.
Yet, it's his strength and power that make him such a high end recruit. He plays big at the point of attack and can be a relentless nightmare for offenses.
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.