Originally posted by Blue&White51: Player Position Team Cobb, Randall WR Green Bay Packers Conner, John RB New York Jets Jarmon, Jeremy DE Denver Broncos Johnson, Micah LB Kansas City Chiefs Johnson, Steve WR Buffalo Bills Kelley, Braxton LB Denver Broncos Lindley, Trevard DB Philadelphia Eagles Locke, Derrick RB Philadelphia Eagles Masthay, Tim P Green Bay Packers Pakulak, Glenn P Oakland Raiders Peters, Corey DT Atlanta Falcons Pryor, Myron DT New England Patriots Smith, Alfonso RB Arizona Cardinals Tamme, Jacob TE Indianapolis Colts Williams, Garry T Carolina Panthers Woodyard, Wesley LB Denver Broncos
This is an attempt at an updated list. CBS sports has us w/ these 16 as of today, Monday 8/8/11. This does not show Dequin Evans, DE (Bengals), Chris Matthews, WR (Browns), Ricky Lumpkin, DT (Chiefs) or Mike Hartline, QB (Colts). That would give us 20 Total, which sounds a lot better than 12 or 13 or whatever we were listed at before. On that note, other SEC schools do a better job of promoting their current NFL players than we do, putting out a list going into training camp vs. opening day (like UK does). Now, they have the higher #'s showing when it comes to listing NFL players which does actually help in recruiting. Anyhow, GO CATS!! & GO CATS in the NFL!!
If you look at that list of sixteen, it should be pretty obvious where the overachievement comes in. There are TWO four stars on that list (both from in state) ,with THIRTEEN two stars and three three stars, and two of the three stars got their third late (Tamme rejected by Morris and Cobb after a late UT offer, maybe damage control). Woodyard was a three star but not heavily recruited.
The other four included two four stars, but both were JC transfers, and includes a two star and a three star QB that couldn't throw the ball ten yards. LOL
Compare that to Florida, with 62 four star and 19 FIVE star commits (you DO know a lot of their names) over five years, or Georgia with 49 four star commits over a four year span.