Path to the Pros 2018

Many kids dream of playing in the NFL, but these are the ones who actually made it happen. Top prospects for this year's NFL Draft share how they got where they are today and the lessons they've learned on their path to the pros. Eastbay has the gear you need to chase your football dreams.

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Marcus Davenport's Quest to Unlock His Full Potential Is Just Getting Started

It's hard to imagine Marcus Davenport was once a rail-thin wide receiver. Davenport, the former UTSA defensive end projected to be a first-round pi...

By: Brandon Hall

With a Lightning-Quick First Step, Mo Hurst Is Ready to Disrupt the NFL

Mo Hurst is a blur. As he gets into his stance, he coils up 292 pounds of energy. With his eyes trained on the football, he itches to unleash it. H...

By: Brandon Hall

Former USC RB Ronald Jones Is Determined to Prove He Can Be the NFL's Next Do-It-All Back

They told Ronald Jones he was too small. They told him he was too weak. They told him he couldn't pound it between the tackles like a true workh...

By: Brandon Hall

The Young Pro: Christian Kirk Has Been Working Like an NFL Veteran His Entire Football Life

From the moment he first strapped on a helmet, Christian Kirk has had visions of becoming a professional football player. "I started playing when I...

By: Brandon Hall

Ohio State's Sam Hubbard Went From Lanky Lacrosse Star to Terrifying Defensive End Prospect

Sam Hubbard's recruitment to Ohio State began at a dodgeball game. In 2012, Urban Meyer stopped by Archbishop Moeller High School (Cincinnati, Ohio...

By: Brandon Hall

Latest Videos in Path to the Pros 2018

How Marcus Davenport Put on 70 Pounds of Muscle and Became an Elite Defensive End

When he arrived at UTSA, Davenport was a rail-thin 196 pounds. Four years and 70 pounds later, he's blossomed into an elite defensive end with a bright NFL future.

With a Lightning-Quick First Step, Maurice Hurst is Ready to Disrupt The NFL

Former Michigan DT Maurice Hurst has an uncanny ability to get in the backfield almost immediately after the snap, a skill he's been honing his entire life.

Ronald Jones is Out To Prove He Can Be The NFL's Next Do-It-All Back

Concerns that Ronald Jones was too small to handle a serious workload have followed him since his high school days, but he's proved the doubters wrong at every turn. Now, he's ready to prove he can be the NFL's next great running back.

The Young Pro: Christian Kirk Has Been Working Like an NFL Veteran His Entire Life

Work ethic, wisdom, leadership, talent—Christian Kirk has always been years ahead of his competition. Now that he's set to play in the NFL, how will he separate himself from the best in the world?

How Former Zero-Star Recruit Levi Wallace Walked on at Alabama and Built Himself Into an NFL-Caliber Cornerback

Levi Wallace had no offers coming out of high school. But at the encouragement of his late father, he walked on at Alabama. Now, he's preparing for a career in the NFL.