HOW EACH SUPER BOWL 2018 STARTER WAS RATED AS A HIGH SCHOOL RECRUIT
Posted by Drew Martin
With the help of the 247Sports Composite, we’ve got a time machine that tells us how almost every player in Super Bowl 52’s Eagles-Patriots game was rated coming out of high school. Not counting kickers and punters (who’ve rarely been rated), each team has a handful of starters who didn’t get ranked before college, either because they weren’t scouted well enough, developed late, or came through high school before the modern recruiting industry. Recruits have been ranked publicly only since the early 2000s.
Weight: 199.5 lbs.
Bench: 135 lbs.
Physical: Shifty. Upper body strength of a middle school backup kicker. Playmaker. Claims he can play multiple positions, including right tackle.
Mental: Soft. Doesn't like being told to do push ups.
Intangibles: Could thrive in right situation (i.e. Belichick)
Rating: 3 stars (would be 4 if not for rumors of off-the-field gambling)