Some would say that the NFL draft creates an excitement and hope amongst football fans that is unrivaled in sports, but the argument can be made that college football recruiting is just as exhilarating.
Without a doubt, both genres have quite a cult following, so let's combine the two.
Being a highly ranked recruit doesn't always guarantee a clear path to the NFL, but it oftentimes is a precursor of things to come. If a recruit is talented enough to be labeled a 5-star, chances are he has the potential to be a great college football player. Great college football players are usually drafted into "the league," and therein lies the connection between recruiting and the draft.
Using Bleacher Report's very own Matt Miller's final mock draft, as well as the recruiting rankings back when these players were recruits, here are 10 2013 NFL draft prospects that were highly rated as college football recruits: