From 3-star SEC signee to the NFL Draft: Kris Durham, Georgia


SDS will count down the 31 biggest overachievers of the SEC, at least as far as their recruiting rankings go. We’ll take a look at two and three-star prospects coming out of high school who became NFL Draft picks in 2011, 2012 and 2013 … finishing up the end of the month with the five who became first-round draft picks. Find out which stars from your school defied the recruiting rankings coming out of high school.

Here’s a day-by-day ‘month of May’ look at who ignored their recruiting rankings and went on to get drafted in the NFL.

No. 24 – Kris Durham, WR, Georgia

H.S. RANKING: Three-stars in 2006, No. 45 wide receiver in America.
NFL DRAFT: 4th round, No. 107 overall by Seattle in 2011
COLLEGE STATS: He caught 64 career passes for 1,109 yards and 4 TDs.
NFL STATS: In three NFL seasons, Durham has caught 49 passes for 645 yards and 3 TDs for Seattle and Detroit.
THE SKINNY: Coming out of Calhoun (Ga.) High School, Durham’s other offers were from Duke, Georgia Tech and FCS Furman. He was rated the No. 29 overall prospect in Georgia. He spent five years at Georgia, redshirting in 2009 (which would have been his senior season) because of a torn labrum. He came back in 2010 and had a strong senior season to lead to him being drafted.

Editor’s note: For this particular series, Saturday Down South’s references to recruiting rankings are to’s version, as the industry composite didn’t exist when many of these NFL Draft Picks were coming out of high school. Rivals has ranked high school prospects since 2002.

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