What Happened to Every Former 5-Star Recruit Who Was Eligible for 2014 NFL Draft

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What Happened to Every Former 5-Star Recruit Who Was Eligible for 2014 NFL Draft
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Jadeveon Clowney was the top-ranked member of 2011 class.

It can be extremely difficult to anticipate how college careers will pan out for top high school football prospects. Injuries, coaching changes and transfers routinely alter the journey for even the most heralded recruits.

For many, the collegiate experience culminated over the past weekend. Former amateur phenoms heard their names called throughout the NFL draft, while several quickly signed free-agent contracts in its aftermath.

However, plenty of players once touted as promising building blocks for programs will never achieve the dream. Here's a look at every draft-eligible athlete who was once rated as a 5-star talent in 247Sports' composite rankings.

 

Undrafted free-agent signings via USA Today.

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