When it comes to football, the first thing that comes to mind is the NFL. The National Football League is a professional American football league that hosts 32 teams, divided between the National Football Conference and the American Football Conference.
NFL is probably one of the most-watched leagues in the USA, which subsequently means that a player cracking their way in is perhaps not the easiest of tasks. The NFL has a proper standard for selecting its players, called the NFL Draft. One thing to keep in mind is that players are not necessarily required to have an extended track record of scoring a place in the NFL.
Nevertheless, for the year 2021, few promising players are expected to bring their A-game to the league.
1. Davis Mills
Mills is a young player hailing from the south of the US. Playing college football for the Stanford Cardinals, he demonstrated great skill, making coaches pay attention to him. Experts predict that Davis Mills might just be the next NFL star. As is the case with all champions starting out, some areas require some extra attention, but there’s no doubt that he’ll shoot for the stars with the right guidance.
2. Rhamondre Stevenson
Stevenson is an American football running back for the Oklahoma Sooners. Born in 1998, he attended Centennial High School. Despite being unable to play in the first six games of the last season due to a failed drug test, he has shown great potential. Regardless, with seven touchdowns on 101 carriers when leading the Sooners with 665 rushing yards, his skills on the field signal a promising career.
3. Simi Fehoko
Fehoko is another football player for Stanford Cardinal. He displayed immense potential to take the lead with 16 catches for 230 yards and three touchdowns in a double-overtime win against the opponent UCLA in his final game at Stanford. Though his preference for unpolished routes and drops can pose an issue, his potential outweighs minor quirks in his playstyle.
4. Ihmir Smith-Marsette
At the young age of 21, Marsette plays for the Iowa Hawkeyes as an American Football wide receiver. He has played top-tier, but his quarterback play does not impress anyone, posing good enough reason for him to miss out on good opportunities. Ihmir Smith-Marsette needs to up his game and shows that he can catch passes better than in his college days. However, this drawback doesn’t change the fact that he is exceptionally talented and can make a successful career. After all, every diamond is rough around the edges at first.
Whether you like football or not, there’s nothing more saddening than seeing talented players doing bench time. Here’s to hoping these athletes get the spotlight they deserve.