National Signing Day: Recruiting ratings for 2017 Pro Bowlers

High school football recruits displeased with how they've been ranked by a recruiting service heading into Wednesday's National Signing Day should take solace: the NFL's very best players weren't all highly regarded as recruits.

Not nearly.

Of the 86 NFL players selected to the 2017 Pro Bowl in December, 50 of them were rated with three stars or fewer coming out of high school, per the 247sports.com database. In fact, more (14) were unranked entirely than ranked with the highest rating of five stars (12).

Among the top NFL players who were unranked as high school recruits: New England Patriots QB Tom Brady, Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger, Oakland Raiders DE Khalil Mack, Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown and Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson.

A look at how each Pro Bowler was rated as a high school recruit:

Note: These are players from the initial Pro Bowl roster. To see the players added to the roster as replacements, click here.

5-star recruits (12)

4-star recruits (24)

3-star recruits (29)

2-star recruits (7)

Unranked recruits (14)

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