Being a college football fan is a lot like having a wartime romance, you fall in love knowing that it’s a short-term proposition.
You watch a young guy develop into a prolific running back, scoring glorious touchdowns clad in your team colors, all the while aware that the relationship has a definite shelf life of two to four years.
As much as it feels so right when he’s in the lineup, when it’s over, it hurts so bad.
Though all 256 players selected in the NFL draft will be missed by their college programs, some losses will be more painful to the fanbase and the scoreboard than others.
Statistics courtesy of CFB Stats.