Christian Hackenberg Becoming 2016 NFL Draft’s Dated Savior

January 8, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

How long are you allowed to dwell in the past? For one prospect in the coming NFL draft class, the entire basis of his "stock" is credited to his production from the 2013 season, two years removed. That player is Christian Hackenberg.
On the surface, Hackenberg was a phenom who lost it after early success. He's college football's Freddy Adu. In the 2013 recruiting class, he was graded by 247Sports as the top quarterback coming out of high school and the seventh overall prospect from the graduating class.
The names ahead of him on that list are some of the biggest stars in college football. Robert Nkemdiche, an Ole Miss Rebel, is being looked at as a potentially generational athlete at the defensive tackle position. His teammate, Laremy Tunsil, an offensive tackle, is generally viewed as the leading candidate to land with the Tennessee Titans as the first overall pick.
Chris Jones of Mississippi State and Vernon Hargreaves III of Florida are two other potential first...

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