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Grading active five-star WRs, TEs and ATHs in college football

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Five-star prospects are rare in each recruiting class and, as we know, some pan out and some don’t. This week and next we will delve into the five-stars still playing in college football and grade how they’ve been doing. Today, we continue with the wide receivers, tight ends and a couple of athletes.

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CLASS OF 2016 

DEMETRIUS ROBERTSON - Georgia

Robertson started off on fire at Cal but was then slowed by injury and he hasn’t been very effective since his transfer to Georgia. What looked like a three-and-out career has fizzled.

Grade: C

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TYLER VAUGHNS - USC

Vaughns has had a solid career at USC, although it hasn’t been a five-star one.

Grade: B-

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CLASS OF 2017

TREVON GRIMES - Florida

Grimes started at Ohio State, but went back home to Florida for family reasons. He has been solid for the Gators but he’s never broken out.

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CLASS OF 2018 

AMON-RA ST. BROWN - USC

St. Brown has quietly been very good for USC and had over 1,000 yards last year, but he’s still fallen short of expectations.

Grade: B

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JUSTYN ROSS - Clemson

Ross was amazing his first two seasons before a neck issue shut him down and his future is unknown. But when playing he’s been a star.

Grade: A+

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JUSTIN SHORTER - Florida

After failing at Penn State, Shorter has looked better in Gainesville this season, but is far from playing like a five-star.

Grade: C-

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TERRACE MARSHALL JR. - LSU

Marshall had his breakout season last year and has been exceptional this year as well.

Grade: B+



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MARK POPE - Miami

Pope hasn’t broken out yet and has been a bit of a disappointment.

Grade: C-

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DERION KENDRICK - Clemson

Kendrick has moved to cornerback and is one of the best in the nation now.

Grade: A

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JAYLEN WADDLE - Alabama

Despite his injury this year, Waddle has lived up to his five-star billing as a receiver and return man.

Grade: A

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CLASS OF 2019

JADON HASELWOOD - Oklahoma

Haselwood started off promising but injury has slowed him and he hasn’t made the impact expected.

Grade: C

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GEORGE PICKENS - Georgia

Pickens has been the best wide receiver for UGA from the get go and is living up to his potential.

Grade: A

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THEO WEASE - Oklahoma

Wease is having a very good season this year and is on his way to living up to his potential.

Grade: B

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TREJAN BRIDGES - Oklahoma

Bridges hasn’t done much and has missed this season due to suspension, so he’s been a massive disappointment.

Grade: D

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JOE NGATA - Clemson

Ngata has been very average so far at Clemson and not breaking out as expected.

Grade: C

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BRU MCCOY - USC

McCoy didn’t play last year and is off to a slow start this season, but it’s too early to judge.

Grade: Incomplete

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TREY PALMER - LSU

Palmer hasn’t done much in his first season and a half, which is surprising.

Grade: C-

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CLASS OF 2020 

JULIAN FLEMING - Ohio State

Fleming hasn’t made an impact at Ohio State but it’s too early to judge.

Grade: Incomplete

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DEMOND DEMAS - Texas A&M

Demas hasn’t made an impact at all this season, but he’s just a freshman so it’s too early to grade:

Grade: Incomplete

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RAKIM JARRETT - Maryland

Jarrett has been very good so far this season. including a big two-touchdown game against Penn State.

Grade: A

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JAXON SMITH-NJIGBA - Ohio State

Smith-Njigba has a highlight reel touchdown, but it’s too early to grade as he hasn’t done much else.

Grade: Incomplete

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JORDAN JOHNSON - Notre Dame

Johnson hasn’t made an impact yet, so he’s another on the incomplete side.

Grade: Incomplete

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ARIK GILBERT - LSU

Gilbert has been as advertised so far for LSU, and is a nightmare matchup in the SEC.

Grade: A

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DARNELL WASHINGTON - Georgia

Washington has two catches for 59 yards so far this season, which is not enough to grade.

Grade: Incomplete