6 College Football Teams That Will Struggle to Replace Talent Lost to NFL Draft

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6 College Football Teams That Will Struggle to Replace Talent Lost to NFL Draft
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Johnny Manziel's unique qualities will be hard to replace at Texas A&M.

Earlier this month, programs across the nation basked in the glory of their former stars as they were selected in the 2014 NFL draft.

From Jadeveon Clowney to Michael Sam, we spent three days watching highlights, charting draft risers and fallers and wondering how the new draftees would fit in at their new professional homes.

Here’s the other side of the equation: those left behind. Every NFL draftee leaves a large hole on his former college roster, ready to be taken by another player in need of coaching, encouragement and some polish.

Here is a look at six college teams that were hit hard by the NFL draft and will struggle to replace the talent lost to the pros.

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*Unless otherwise noted, all quotes for this article were obtained directly.

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