Path to the Pros 2019 Articles

If our 2019 Path to the Pros class proves anything, it's that there are many different paths to a dream. Their stories include devastating injuries, recruiting frustrations, position changes and personal tragedy. The one constant? Perseverance. As they prepare for the biggest moment of their football lives, top NFL prospects reveal what it took to get here.

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Undeterred: How LB Jordan Kunaszyk Went From Zero-Star Recruit to All-American

Jordan Kunaszyk can't take a hint. Every time life has dealt the former Cal linebacker a metaphorical gut punch, every time the universe has seemin...

Derrick Baity Jr. Once Thought Going to College Was Impossible. Now He's Headed to the NFL

Derrick Baity Jr.'s body tells a story. To NFL scouts, that story is potential lockdown cornerback. Baity's 6-foot-2 frame gives him a bullying pre...

Lukas Denis Has Been Working With the NFL in Mind Since He Was 6 Years Old

Lukas Denis couldn't wait. He was just a kindergartner, but the urge to strap on a helmet and pads was overwhelming. He was still too young to for...

Jaquan Johnson's Deepest Fear Is Being Outworked

There's an imaginary opponent that lives inside Jaquan Johnson's head. He's been there for as long as he can remember. He's about 6-foot-6 and ...

How Ben Banogu Went From Playing Quarterback to Terrorizing Them

Ben Banogu knows how disastrous a quarterback sack is to an offense. How the best-laid plans can go up in flames in an instant, how one big hit can...

The Perfect Storm: How Quinnen Williams Became a Generational Talent

How does a player go from college back-up to potential No. 1 overall pick in under a year? It takes a perfect storm. For Quinnen Williams, that...

Stanley Morgan Jr. Shattered Records and Changed the Culture at Nebraska

There's a stifling humidity in southern Louisiana, and Stanley Morgan Jr. is staring down a monster. His foe is just a year older than himself, but wi...

Why David Montgomery Runs So Hard

"Ma, pull over. Pull over!" David Montgomery throws open the side door, yanks off his seat belt, and spews the contents of his stomach onto the asp...

How Isaiah Johnson Became the Most Athletic Cornerback Prospect in NFL History

Isaiah Johnson is a scout's dream. At 6-foot-2, 208 pounds with a titanic wingspan, the University of Houston product has intimidating size for a c...

Driven Not To Be Another Statistic, Deandre Baker Aims to be the NFL's Next Shutdown Cornerback

To outsiders, Liberty City is a neighborhood defined by statistics. The five-square-mile neighborhood on Miami's northwest side is considered to be on...

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