Every year leading up to the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., NFL scouts, coaches, media and fans start to ramp up NFL draft talk for that coming April. And every year as those same folks pick their favorite players, there are always a few players who simply stand above the rest.
The can’t-miss tag is placed on players who have not only had outstanding college careers but who NFL executives feel will fit into any offensive or defensive system. A can’t-miss player is one who is smart, tough, athletic and will have the respect of his teammates.
These players do not have many holes in their game or life. Most of these players are starters from Day 1 of their NFL career but even if they are not, they will contribute right away.
Not all can’t-miss players are first round selections, either. All the players on this list are top 100 prospects, but only 32 can be selected in the first round. Barring injury, all of these players will play in the NFL at least eight seasons.
These 15 players will impact the NFL in 2013.