While it's not necessarily crunch time quite yet, the second half of the season does have some make-or-break implications for several struggling NFL draft prospects.
Certainly, it's well understood that slow starts happen. But then again, scouts typically don't have patience for a prospect who simply isn't getting the most out of his overall talent and level of ability.
Unfortunately, the following players all find themselves in this unlucky boat. Their individual starts to this season have been nothing short of disappointing, but that doesn't necessarily mean they're down and out either.
After all, the conference football season is just beginning, and there's no better time than now to start turning things around.
However, they better do so quick—there are only so many more opportunities remaining. Patience is running thin on these eight prospects who have struggled to live up to expectations.