The NFL draft can represent an arduous process. Young prospects enter with dreams of fame and fortune, which all begin with their name being called.
Unfortunately, for many draftees, there is a wait. And that wait is made worse when expectations and reality fail to find one another on the first two days of the draft.
Nevertheless, being selected on Day 3 is still a beginning, and for plenty of players, that is all they need. Just get on that roster, and once the work starts, these players can show that they belong.
For the most part, the eight players on this list were very high-profile, successful college football players. However, all NFL teams want is production. So, even though most of these young men were able to make their name in college football, their path to NFL success starts with some humility.
There’s no order to this list. These are just eight prospects who have tremendous upside and potential, and have been drafted by teams on which they have a genuine opportunity to contribute early in their rookie years.
All college stats provided by sports-reference.com.
All draft data courtesy of NFL.com.