With the NFL draft just around the corner, we started thinking about all the great college football players that have gone on to make their marks in the NFL. But success in college isn't a guarantee of success in the NFL, and, interestingly enough, success in the NFL doesn't require a heap of success in college.
The NFL is chock full of players who never made an All-America list in college, never brought home a trophy or individual award or never had a highlight appear on SportsCenter. Heck, before earning a spot on an NFL roster, you might never have heard their names and probably had to look up where they went to school.
That trend isn't likely to die anytime soon, and so we've put together a list of 25 average college players who will succeed in the NFL, whether they're headed for the pros this season or have a year or two left in college.