Just because you were a popular football player in college does not mean you will be able to hack it in the NFL.
The game is completely different; it's much faster, and grown men make the game a little more difficult than college kids ever dreamed of. No matter what you did in college, you have to prove yourself all over again once you step into an NFL stadium.
While many college stars end up receiving a chance from an NFL team to make an impact, only a handful actually pan out. When the 2013 NFL draft arrives in a couple of months, there will be a new batch of guys looking for their break. Some will prove they deserve the big bucks, while others will be forgotten in a year or two.
It is a tough business at the next level.
Here are a few players who had wonderful college careers and will be able to start for an NFL team their rookie seasons.