Every season in college football there are players who don’t put up the numbers expected of them. For those players with potential futures in professional football, their performances in 2013 could make the difference between the first round in the NFL draft and a much later one, or even between the NFL itself and a less-heralded league.
Which players in the Pac-12 are most likely to find themselves in this group after the 2013 season?
There are an infinite amount of reasons that could cause a player to regress statistically from the previous season. Each of the players listed have underwent some change this offseason which I feel is going to make their numbers drop below expected levels. I’ve described these changes in each player’s slide.
Apologies for the pessimism just under three weeks before the start of the 2013 college football season, but not everyone will live up to their expectations. We might as well start inching closer to reality.
I’ve listed the players in alphabetical order by school.