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15 non-Power-Five prospects that will be NFL stars

It's easy to get caught up in the prime-time SEC or Big Ten matchups each week when looking for future NFL stars.

Keep this in mind, though: One of the top NFL MVP candidates (Eagles QB Carson Wentz, from North Dakota State), an Offensive Rookie of the Year candidate (Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt, Toledo), and the league leaders in receiving (Steelers WR Antonio Brown, Central Michigan), sacks (Cowboys DE Demarcus Lawrence, Boise State), and interceptions (Titans S Kevin Byard, Middle Tennessee State) all come from schools that aren't members of a Power Five conference.

Who's next in that pipeline?

Here are 15 players from outside the Power Five leagues that fit the bill, ranked from 1-15 based on how I rate them as prospects (15 is lowest, 1 is highest).

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Chad Reuter

Draft Analyst

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