Majority of Super Bowl 50 rosters were 3 star recruits not 4 and 5 star

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Feb 13
    Posts
    5,314

    Majority of Super Bowl 50 rosters were 3 star recruits not 4 and 5 star

    Interesting.

    Super Bowl 50: How many players were 4- or 5-star recruits in high school? - MaxPreps
    Advertisement

  2. #2
    gametime's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 02
    Location
    Big O > Every Wildcat Ever
    Posts
    88,534

    Not surprising. There are a couple hundred 4 and 5 star kids every year, and a thousand plus three stars. Plus recruiting rankings in football are a joke...

  3. #3
    bugatti's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 02
    Location
    You can keep going and your legs might hurt for a week or you can quit and your mind will hurt for a lifetime. - Mark Allen
    Posts
    42,340

    Quote Originally Posted by gametime View Post
    Not surprising. There are a couple hundred 4 and 5 star kids every year, and a thousand plus three stars. Plus recruiting rankings in football are a joke...
    This. Football is also more difficult to gauge with physical maturation.

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Feb 14
    Posts
    80

    Agree. There is too much stock placed on the official "star rating" system for the recruiting process. A lot of good players fly under the radar because they don't attend combines, especially the ones that play multiple sports. Which, in essence, is driving the specialization of athletes even earlier.

  5. #5

    Join Date
    May 01
    Location
    City of Beautiful Homes
    Posts
    25,561

    It also makes sense when you consider how many more 3 star bodies there are.

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Feb 15
    Posts
    63

    You can say what you want about how star ratings are a joke. All I know is the teams at the top of the recruiting rankings are usually decent football teams (insert sarcasm) with a lot of 4 and 5 star recruits.

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Oct 01
    Location
    Ho ho ho 4 in a row
    Posts
    6,797

    There were how many 5 star kids this year? maybe 10 total, not a lot of 4 or 5 stars out there. It would be interesting to see the percentage breakdown. I am guessing most 5 star kids and a boat load of 4 star kids end up in the NFL

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Aug 06
    Posts
    152

    I believe work ethic comes into play as well. 3 star kids probably want it a little more and work harder than those players more gifted. I'm not saying this is the case with all 5 star recruits, but I would bet those 3 star guys might have more inner drive in most cases. Just my thoughts?

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Jan 12
    Posts
    448

    It is just a numbers game... 4 & 5 stars are much more likely, by percentages, to wind up in the league than 3 star guys.

  10. #10

    Join Date
    Jan 11
    Posts
    8,923

    Quote Originally Posted by Ed View Post
    I believe work ethic comes into play as well. 3 star kids probably want it a little more and work harder than those players more gifted. I'm not saying this is the case with all 5 star recruits, but I would bet those 3 star guys might have more inner drive in most cases. Just my thoughts?
    I don't think there's any way you can definitively say the average 3 star guy works harder or wants it more than a 5 star. You don't get a 5 star rating by just having the physical measurements. 5 star guys have to put in a bunch of work to be 5 star

  11. #11

    Join Date
    Jul 15
    Location
    Birds Nest
    Posts
    1,601

    Matt Elam for UK was a 5 start recruit ... Sometimes the rating system can be a little off

  12. #12

    Join Date
    Aug 06
    Posts
    152

    Strong side my point exactly. I think some 5 star players don't excel because they get to complacent. I'm not saying all by any means, but sometimes those players have had it so easy because they were so much better in high school. Everybody can play at the major D-1 level and there are many reasons why I'm sure. There are larger Numbers of 3 star players so they obviously have the biggest pool to pick from when it comes to the league. It's hard to earn a 4-5 star rating coming out of high school.

  13. #13

    Join Date
    Jan 11
    Posts
    8,923

    Quote Originally Posted by Ed View Post
    Strong side my point exactly. I think some 5 star players don't excel because they get to complacent. I'm not saying all by any means, but sometimes those players have had it so easy because they were so much better in high school. Everybody can play at the major D-1 level and there are many reasons why I'm sure. There are larger Numbers of 3 star players so they obviously have the biggest pool to pick from when it comes to the league. It's hard to earn a 4-5 star rating coming out of high school.
    Sure some 5 stars get complacent and wash out. But I don't think it has anything to do with how much "better" they were than their peers in high school. Even 3 star guys are easily the best player on the field most of the time, and have it "easy" in high school. You can go to a whole season of high school football games and only see a couple 3 star guys. If you're on mid to high level D1 radar, you are more than likely a stud.

    Everybody can play at the major D-1 level and there are many reasons why I'm sure
    If everybody could play at the D1 level, there'd be more D1 schools. It's simply not true. Most guys aren't big enough, strong enough, fast enough or whatever, and no matter how hard they work, that won't change.

  14. #14

    Join Date
    Jan 12
    Posts
    448

    It is simple... There are more 3 stars in the NFL for one reason and one reason only - not because they work harder or are less entitled. It is because there are a TON more 3 stars than there are 4 & 5. A 4 & 5 stars have a higher likelihood of getting to the league than 3 stars.

    As much as we like to rip recruiting services, by and large they are pretty good at identifying elite players. They make more mistakes in the 2 to 3 range, IMO. Overall, they are pretty good.

  15. #15

    Join Date
    May 08
    Posts
    91,218

    Von Miller was a 4*.

Top