Twenty-five Big Ten NFL prospects affected most by no fall season – The Athletic

At this time last year, NFL scouts viewed Ohio State cornerback Damon Arnette as a talented but unreliable prospect with a borderline top-100 draft grade. However, he took advantage of his final year in Columbus and turned himself into a first-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.

Each year there are examples of players who show considerable development in their final college seasons and enjoy a substantial boost up draft boards, No. 1 overall pick Joe Burrow being the most notable in recent memory.

Unfortunately for a number of Big Ten and Pac-12 players this year, that opportunity was taken from them.

Let me be clear, there were thousands of players profoundly affected by the Big Ten and Pac-12 decisions to not play football this fall, not just those with a professional future. But when assessing the aftermath from an NFL perspective, several players would have benefited far more than others with tape from the 2020 season.

This is an ongoing situation…

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