10 Former College Football Stars Who Will Surprise Everyone in the NFL

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10 Former College Football Stars Who Will Surprise Everyone in the NFL
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Former Oregon star De'Anthony Thomas is one of many ex-college greats who are out to surprise people in the NFL.

Remember these guys?

It's been more than four months since the vast majority of college football's top players saw any action. For many guys looking to get taken in the 2014 NFL draft, that time away from the field has turned a lot of them into forgotten greats.

We've had the NFL combine, pro days and individual workouts, but by and large most of the best players from the 2013 season have fallen out of the spotlight because of a lack of attention or a perception their best days were behind them.

Great in college? Sure. Good in the pros? Well...

But for these 10 players, this week's draft will serve as a launching point for a road to redemption. Whether they're taken first overall or not at all, each will be out to prove they can be as effective a professional as they were a collegiate player.

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