If you think about it, NFL scouts are similar to gemologists — the people who look for precious gems and rare stones. After all, they have to always be cognizant of the fact that not everything that glitters is gold, and that a worthless piece of coal might someday turn into a precious diamond.
Similarly, NFL scouts have to be cognizant of the fact that the stars of college football may not be stars as professionals, and that unheralded collegiate guys can always emerge into superstars at the pro level.
Case in point? Here are 15 NCAA standouts who flopped in the NFL, and 15 unheralded draft picks who turned out to be the biggest stars in the NFL.
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