All-Decade: How players ranked No. 2 overall fared

Mike Farrell, Recruiting Director
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The decade is coming to an end so we continue to look at rankings and commitments from 2010-2019. Today, we look at the players that finished No. 2 overall in the rankings for each year and how they panned out.

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2010: OL Seantrel Henderson

Henderson was No. 1 at one point in this rankings cycle and was one of the most formidable and intimidating offensive tackles I’d seen. Ronald Powell pushed ahead of Henderson in the end due to his versatility, but injuries derailed his career. Henderson was also a very good basketball player and went on to college and NFL success.


2011: LB Curtis Grant 

Grant was never in consideration for No. 1 because Jadeveon Clowney was such a rare prospect and went bell to bell as our top guy. However, Grant was a massive linebacker with excellent sideline-to-sideline speed and he loved to play physically. It’s stunning he didn’t have a great career at Ohio State and isn’t playing in the NFL.

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