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What percent of star football players make it to the NFL, and what gives them the edge over others? ?

I want to play in the NFL when I get older and I wanna knw what hard work I have to do to make it.

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Paul’s Answer

Only 1.5 percent will get a chance at playing in the NFL.

But, don't forget, there are other leagues too. The new UFL, the Canadian Football League (CFL), and the Arena Football League (AFL), is starting to make a comeback.

I suppose success depends on where you go. Obviously, many drafted players come from nationally ranked programs, where resources, training facilities, and coaching is very good.

But, there are clearly many examples where hard work, industriousness, enthusiasm, and players utilizing opportunities available, made all the difference in making a professional team.

Kurt Warner was a good example. He was orginally in the AFL and NFL-Europe, developing his skills and abilities, until he eventually worked his way on to an NFL team.
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Amit’s Answer

It’s great to hear about your ambition to play in the NFL! Here’s some information that might help you:

Chances of Making it to the NFL:
Only about 1.6% of college football players make it to the NFL.
The success rate among college football stars in the NFL is surprisingly low. Only 30% of college football stars make it to the NFL.
For high school players, the overall probability of going on to compete in college football is just 7.3%.
Five-star recruits are eventually drafted 50-plus percent of the time.
A 5-star recruit coming out of high school has a 39% chance of “sticking” in the league.

What Gives Players the Edge:
Players who excel in the NFL often have exceptional athletic ability and dedication.
The edge position in football is the term given to a defensive player who lines up on the outside of the last offensive player on the line of scrimmage.
Wide receivers have the highest success rate among college football stars in the NFL.
Players from Power Five conferences have a higher success rate in the NFL compared to players from smaller conferences.

Hard Work Required:
Start training in or before high school to gain both experience and exposure.
Join your high school football team. Playing on your high school football team will increase your experience and your exposure.
Gain exposure at a university football camp.
Create a highlight video.
Register with the NCAA by your junior year.
You have to be a freak athlete and have the academic ability to make it in a big-time university.

Remember, these statistics shouldn’t discourage you but rather motivate you to work harder. The journey to the NFL is challenging and requires a lot of dedication, discipline, and hard work. Good luck with your journey! 🏈
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Edmund’s Answer

Professional athletes are not always the most talented players. They must be dedicated, disciplined persistent and able to handle adversity. You must also excel in the classroom. Good students are desired and shows that you can handle the mental side of the game. Last point is to believe in your dream and continue to work for it even after failure and adversity(injuries). Keep going. Why not you? Why not now? 😊
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Antonio’s Answer

The chances of making to the NFL is 1.5% however many make not just on talent alone. Having natural talent is a great asset however some are more dedicated, disciplined, and have a more aggressive work ethic which gives an advantage over other athletes. You must have a strong mental mindset as the playing field is leveled. you are playing with the top elite and only the strong will survive. Believing and motivating yourself will be key to making to that level.
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