When NFL scouts are evaluating prospects, they’re mostly asked to specify any actor as a special-teams contributor, valued backup/spot starter, or long-time starter. The best players are labelled as intensity Pro Bowl possibilities — those prospects are picked early, and teams will wish their intensity to be satisfied quickly.
There are copiousness of college football players now displaying a intensity to one day be among a NFL’s chosen players, either they are partial of a 2018, 2019, or 2020 breeze classes. Here are 10 college players with a best possibility to turn a Pro Bowler within their initial 3 NFL seasons. The players are ranked from 1-10, with No. 10 being a slightest approaching Pro Bowler and No. 1 being a many approaching Pro Bowler.
10. Ronnie Harrison, S, Alabama
Harrison is a tough hitter, plain tackler, and some-more than usually means in coverage. His all-around ability set will make him one of a tip safeties in a joining within 3 years.
9. Mark Andrews, TE, Oklahoma
Forget what we competence hear about his miss of knowledge in-line — if healthy, Andrews will be a matchup calamity for NFL defenses. He has parsimonious finish distance and receiver-like lively in a open field. Quarterbacks all over a joining will desire their ubiquitous manager to collect adult this dude.
8. Sony Michel, RB, Georgia
Michel approaching won’t be a first-round pick. However, backs like Jordan Howard, DeMarco Murray, Devonta Freeman, and Le’Veon Bell have shown that backs don’t have to go in Round 1 to fast acquire a support of Pro Bowl voters. Michel has a ability to mangle off vast runs and should get some-more reps as a receiver during a subsequent level. If given a possibility to be “the guy”, distinct a crew purpose he has now in a built Bulldogs backfield, we think Michel will be really productive.
7. Maurice Hurst, DT, Michigan
Hurst doesn’t have good distance (listed 6-foot-2, 280 pounds), yet Pro Bowl defensive tackles are not always in a Gerald McCoy/Ndamukong Suh mold. Aaron Donald, Geno Atkins, and Jurrell Casey were deliberate small entrance into a league. Hurst’s motor, strength, and lively will make him a disproportion builder adult front.
6. Bradley Chubb, DE, North Carolina State
Teams need to find defenders who can conflict a quarterback. Chubb’s that guy. He has brought down a QB in a backfield 18 times in his final 22 games. He’s also clever adequate to reason a line of struggle on early downs, creation him a three-down defender estimable of accolades.
5. Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama
Ridley usually ranks 75th in a republic with 584 receiving yards, and has found a finish section usually twice this year. However, NFL scouts will omit those statistics and see a speed, quickness, clever hands, and superb physique control that will concede him to be a aim on quick, intermediate, and low passes like Pittsburgh’s Antonio Brown.
4. Quenton Nelson, OG, Notre Dame
I still don’t know because Pittsburgh was means to get Pro Bowl ensure David DeCastro with a 24th altogether preference in a 2012 draft. Teams won’t let that arrange of tumble occur with Nelson, a widespread lineman who will assistance make stars of a skill-position players he blocks for on Sundays.
3. Nick Bosa, DE, Ohio State
It looks like Nick’s brother, a Chargers’ Joey, is on his approach to a Pro Bowl berth in his second NFL season, one year after collecting 10.5 sacks in 12 games as a rookie. Ohio State’s revolution adult front will forestall a younger Bosa from putting adult outrageous stats in college, yet scouts are already saying a lot of similarities in a games of a dual siblings (size, instincts, relentlessness, personification with leverage). we won’t be astounded if Nick and Joey are personification with or opposite any other in a Pro Bowl in a few years.
2. Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State
Rookie using backs mostly get a round early in their careers, and for a best of a bunch, it can lead to Pro Bowl appearances early in their careers. Barkley is that form of back. His multiple of strength and speed should concede him to amass vast amounts of yardage in Year One.
1. Ed Oliver, DT, Houston
Every group that faces a Cougars knows Oliver is a beast. He not usually wins gaps in a hurry, yet chases down plays to a sideline even yet he weighs some-more than 300 pounds. He’s a special talent, and most will be approaching from him early in his NFL career.