2016 NFL Mock Draft: Ideal Landing Spots for Top College Prospects

January 25, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

When you start to look at the projected draft boards for the upcoming NFL draft—look out, it is closer than you might think—you start to see a trend when it comes to the collegiate experiences most of the players had.
Schools like Ohio State, Alabama and Notre Dame are poised to dominate the early proceedings of the draft, with the big schools producing most of the high-end draft prospects every year.
But while teams are more likely to hit on a draft prospect when they do come from the big-time programs with a track record of success, not every elite player ends up playing for a blue-chip school. Khalil Mack was an All-Pro at two positions this year, and he played for the University of Buffalo.
Sometimes talent slips through the cracks in recruiting, and top-level players find themselves at a smaller school.
Here are some of the top players in this spring's draft class that attended smaller schools but managed to make names for themselves regardless of t...

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