My father strongly believes that having an athletic pedigree helps an athlete in any sport he or she chooses to play. He was a good athlete in his day, and my brother and sister and I all were athletic.
More times than not, when a child has a parent or family member who was a great athlete and excelled at a sport, he or she is going to be a solid athlete too. For several recruits in the 2014 class, that seems to be the case. This year there are some great prospects who have NFL ties.
Whether a father, uncle, grandfather or cousin played in the league, this piece is going to rank the very best recruits in the 2014 class with NFL ties. While there may be many ties we don't know about, these are the top prospects in the 2014 class who we know have ties to the top sports league in North American professional athletics.