It won’t show up in the 2017 stats, but the road to a breakout season begins in spring practice. Just look at Mitch Trubisky, who completed 10 of his first 11 passes in North Carolina’s spring game last year to help lock down the starting job en route to becoming the No. 2 pick in the NFL draft. So if you’re looking for hints on who could be the rising stars of this fall, take a closer look at some of the spring’s most impressive players.
This group of eight players, which includes a surprisingly large contingent of wide receivers, all went above and beyond this spring.