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So for all of you who are panicking/concerned due to the Yearby and Pettway decommits here is some info to remind you that there are plenty of good RBs all over the rankings and usually the highly ranked don't do a thing in the pros.
For each year posted I've listed the top 25 RBs (ranked as RB or APB) from HS according to TOS (247 doesn't have rankings that far back) that are in the NFL or were invited to the combine this season
*draft eligible for 2013 - A. Ellington, O. McCaleb
*draft eligible for 2013 - M. Ford, C. Wood, E. Lacy, L. Pryor, K. Davis, C. Thompson, M. Gillislee, T. Riddick, S. Taylor
That's 25 RBs currently in the NFL out of 300 possible players that were top 50 RB recruits in their class. Great RB stats in HS or crazy high rankings help, but don't equal success.
Just a few guys that aren't on the list b/c they were ranked too low...
Excellent post. Good research.
Chris Nee of 247Sports.com. You can follow me on twitter @CNee247.
So 1 out of 12 top Rb's pan out? Ouch...
yeah... got to love an 8% rate of success
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