CBS Sports says 3 SEC teams will struggle after losing players to NFL draft
When college coaches hit the recruiting trail, they do so looking to put together the nation’s top talent and get as many of the best players as they can.
Therefore, teams that land most of that top talent often lose those players early to the NFL draft.
CBS Sports identified 10 college teams most likely to struggle next season after losing top underclassmen. Not surprisingly for a league that has so many talented squads, three SEC teams made the list.
Florida, which will lose star CBs Jalen “Teez” Tabor and Quincy Wilson, among others, is on the list. As is LSU, which will struggle to replace stars like RB Leonard Fournette and S Jamal Adams.
The third SEC team on the list is Alabama, which is losing DB Marlon Humphrey, OT Cam Robinson and WR ArDarius Stewart.
Since Monday is the deadline for everyone to make their draft intentions known, it’s unlikely anyone else will declare this late.
Now, the SEC coaches know which positions they need to target on the recruiting trail ahead of the 2017 season.