At Mississippi State's campus Pro Day yesterday, Dan Mullen was asked about the guys participating in the Bulldogs Pro Day that weren't necessarily highly recruited guys, some of whom have blossomed into potential first round picks, and NFL caliber players.
His response provided an alternative perspective that many may have never considered before around draft time.
"One of two things is happening. Either we develop players really well, or those recruiting rankings are way off. I don't know, there's probably a little bit of both in there." Mullen noted.
As coaches, oftentimes when we look at programs that are winning at a high level without the four and five star recruits, we chalk it up to the coaching and support staffs really developing their players better than anyone else because most coaches say that the recruiting rankings don't matter to them.
But as Mullen says, maybe the initial recruiting and star rankings are just way off...or maybe it's a mix of both.