Oftentimes, people forget that recruits are still young players who are growing, becoming more athletically coordinated and have much to learn. Although today's high school players are more physically and mentally mature, they're nonetheless in the early stages of their development.
Many players in the 2014 class will not finish their college careers at the same position they are listed at. Big high school linebackers grow into defensive ends, high school offensive tackles become college guards and many dual-threat quarterbacks become receivers, running backs or defensive backs.
Examining the 2014 class, several top-tier prospects are on track for a position change. A pair of elite cornerback prospects could be better on offense, a big defensive end will be moved to tackle in college and a tall receiver with good hands is a future starting tight end.