Coming out of high school, Peyton Manning was a can’t-miss son of an NFL icon.

Denver Broncos teammate Emmanuel Sanders was on the other end of the recruiting spectrum, a two-star blip on the radar ranked No. 2,155 overall in the 2005 class. According to recruiting experts, there were 230 receivers better than the guy who will catch passes from Manning in Super Bowl 50 on Sunday.

Sanders will be in good company. Eleven other combined starters on the Broncos and Carolina Panthers received two or fewer stars as high school recruits.

Manning (and several teammates) predated 247Sports.com’s composite rankings, but here’s how the Super Bowl starters graded as recruits.

Denver Broncos starting lineup

StarsPlayerPositionCollege
3Demaryius ThomasWRGa. Tech
2Emmanuel SandersWRSMU
4Ryan HarrisLTNotre Dame
N/AEvan MathisLGAlabama
N/AMatt ParadisCBoise State
3Louis VasquezRGTexas Tech
4Michael SchofieldRTMichigan
N/AOwen DanielsTEWisconsin
3Ronnie HillmanRBSan Diego State
N/APeyton ManningQBTennessee
2Virgil GreenFBNevada
2Derek WolfeDECincinnati
4Sylvester WilliamsNTUNC
3Malik JacksonDETennessee
3Von MillerLBTexas A&M
N/ADeMarcus WareLBTroy
2Brandon MarshallLBNevada
2Danny TrevathanLBKentucky
2Aqib TalibCBKansas
2Chris Harris Jr.CBKansas
0T.J. WardSOregon
3Darian StewartSSouth Carolina

Carolina Panthers starting lineup

StarsPlayerPositionCollege
5Ted Ginn Jr.WROhio State
4Philly BrownWROhio State
5Michael OherLTOle Miss
4Andrew NorwellLGOhio State
3Ryan KalilCUSC
3Trai TurnerRGLSU
0Mike RemmersRTOregon State
5Greg OlsenTEMiami
4Cam NewtonQBAuburn
1Mike TolbertFBCoastal Carolina
5Jonathan StewartRBOregon
5Charles JohnsonDEGeorgia
3Star LotuleleiDTUtah
3Kawann ShortDTPurdue
N/AJared AllenDEIdaho State
5Shaq ThompsonLBWashington
3Luke KuechlyLBBoston College
N/AThomas DavisLBGeorgia
2Robert McClainCBUConn
0Josh NormanCBCoastal Carolina
N/ARoman HarperSAlabama
4Kurt ColemanSOhio State