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2013-01-19 05:37:23 PM
And most of those underclassmen entering the draft early (before graduation) have no hope in hell of getting drafted in the first round, or even the second round. Unless you are a ridiculously-talented player, you would be better off getting that few extra years of experience and training (and your diploma) before entering the draft.
 
2013-01-19 05:51:32 PM
All I want to hear is, "with the fourth pick of the 2013 NFL Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles select Luke Joeckel."
 
2013-01-19 06:12:26 PM

ClavellBCMI: And most of those underclassmen entering the draft early (before graduation) have no hope in hell of getting drafted in the first round, or even the second round. Unless you are a ridiculously-talented player, you would be better off getting that few extra years of experience and training (and your diploma) before entering the draft.


Yeah, they are really losing out by not getting those Communications or Sports Management diplomas.
 
2013-01-19 06:19:39 PM
Barkevious? Someone's mama needs to be slapped.
 
2013-01-19 06:21:29 PM
Here's the non-mobile version for people who don't like reading 6 point text when not on their phones.
 
2013-01-19 06:22:13 PM

js34603: ClavellBCMI: And most of those underclassmen entering the draft early (before graduation) have no hope in hell of getting drafted in the first round, or even the second round. Unless you are a ridiculously-talented player, you would be better off getting that few extra years of experience and training (and your diploma) before entering the draft.

Yeah, they are really losing out by not getting those Communications or Sports Management diplomas.


It's something to put on their resumes when they go to work at McDonald's and want to become a manager.
 
2013-01-19 06:39:56 PM
I submitted my notarized declaration of eligibility to the league office a couple of weeks ago. I got a callback two days later. The guy asked me a bunch of questions. He pretty much lost interest when he asked me what year I graduated high-school, and I told him "1992". He told me I am an unrestricted free agent, and can sign with any team I want.
 
2013-01-19 06:52:25 PM
The conscientious three-down offense.
 
2013-01-19 06:54:04 PM
I would hope that many young quarterbacks would learn from what happened to Blaine Gabbert, and for Christ's sake stay for their senior year.
 
2013-01-19 07:02:37 PM

ClavellBCMI: And most of those underclassmen entering the draft early (before graduation) have no hope in hell of getting drafted in the first round, or even the second round. Unless you are a ridiculously-talented player, you would be better off getting that few extra years of experience and training (and your diploma) before entering the draft.


Actually, a good two or three dozen will probably get drafted in the first few rounds. This year's draft is honestly pretty terrible, and is a big reason why a lot of these guys are jumping ship.
 
2013-01-19 07:11:40 PM

Sargun: ClavellBCMI: And most of those underclassmen entering the draft early (before graduation) have no hope in hell of getting drafted in the first round, or even the second round. Unless you are a ridiculously-talented player, you would be better off getting that few extra years of experience and training (and your diploma) before entering the draft.

Actually, a good two or three dozen will probably get drafted in the first few rounds. This year's draft is honestly pretty terrible, and is a big reason why a lot of these guys are jumping ship.


Well, there is that... and the owners have got to love the rookie salary cap, so they don't go nuts spending a fortune on someone who is worthless (JaWalrus Russell comes to mind). This might end up being the lowest-cost rookie class in the NFL in recent memory.
 
2013-01-19 07:41:19 PM
Why couldn't the Chiefs have bottomed out last year?
 
2013-01-19 08:08:33 PM
If someone I knew was declaring their eligibility, I'd ask them if they wanted to play football or play for Goodell and his farked-up rules.
 
2013-01-19 08:28:05 PM

Sargun: Actually, a good two or three dozen will probably get drafted in the first few rounds. This year's draft is honestly pretty terrible, and is a big reason why a lot of these guys are jumping ship.


I was looking at some mock drafts and there's a really fast dropoff in talent at a lot of positions this year. There's some great depth at a few, but if you need a starting QB or offensive lineman this is not a great year in the draft.
 
2013-01-19 08:29:34 PM
I think the decision to "get drafted early" versus "stay in school" is pretty much a business decision. While long term staying to in school to get an ACTUAL degree is probably worth it, there is a risk getting an undraftable injury, or something. And if the draft is as terrible as they say, the reward is probably worth it (if your agent is telling you that you are talented enough through secret channels).
 
2013-01-19 08:48:49 PM
As a Vols fan I feel bad for the team that winds up with Tyler Bray. A trouble maker with a bad attitude that lacks the worth ethic to make it at the next level. I wish Hunter and Patterson all the best. Sentimore is an idiot that should have never declared.
 
2013-01-19 10:21:42 PM

ModernPrimitive01: As a Vols fan I feel bad for the team that winds up with Tyler Bray. A trouble maker with a bad attitude that lacks the worth ethic to make it at the next level. I wish Hunter and Patterson all the best. Sentimore is an idiot that should have never declared.


I'm waiting for some moron team to draft his worthless ass and I'm going to laugh like a loon.  Unless the Titans do, and then I'm going to strangle Bud Adams.
 
2013-01-19 10:50:48 PM

Dear Jerk: Why couldn't the Chiefs have bottomed out last year?


What, and miss out on Geno Smith?
 
2013-01-19 10:50:55 PM

OtherLittleGuy: If someone I knew was declaring their eligibility, I'd ask them if they wanted to play football or play for Goodell and his farked-up rules.


that would just make them wonder why someone who didn't comprehend money was wondering around unsupervised.
 
2013-01-19 11:34:03 PM

Bunny Deville: I would hope that many young quarterbacks would learn from what happened to Blaine Gabbert, and for Christ's sake stay for their senior year.


Tell it to Matt Barkley. His draft prospects are so bad they probably killed the dinosaurs.
 
2013-01-20 01:32:27 AM

Dear Jerk: Why couldn't the Chiefs have bottomed out last year?


The worst part about that, is that after the first two weeks, we'd lost both Charles and Berry, and the D had given up like 85 points to the Bills and Titans or whomever it was, it really did look like the cards were in place. Then they went on some ridiculous 4 game win streak out of nowhere.
 
2013-01-20 02:49:29 AM
HOTW!
 
2013-01-20 03:00:21 AM

GAT_00: ModernPrimitive01: As a Vols fan I feel bad for the team that winds up with Tyler Bray. A trouble maker with a bad attitude that lacks the worth ethic to make it at the next level. I wish Hunter and Patterson all the best. Sentimore is an idiot that should have never declared.

I'm waiting for some moron team to draft his worthless ass and I'm going to laugh like a loon.  Unless the Titans do, and then I'm going to strangle Bud Adams.


If he gets to the 3rd round, I can name one very prominent Vols booster who just bought an NFL team who would be stupid enough to get his team to draft him.

And at that point, it would be time to break out the "SELL THE BROWNS!" signs I just put away.
 
2013-01-20 03:42:14 AM

CodeMonkey4Life: OtherLittleGuy: If someone I knew was declaring their eligibility, I'd ask them if they wanted to play football or play for Goodell and his farked-up rules.

that would just make them wonder why someone who didn't comprehend money was wondering around unsupervised.


...as if they weren't already getting paid anyway...
 
2013-01-20 03:56:19 AM
They're all declaring to start the clock on a 2nd contract. Even if they have amazing first or second years, the new CBA prevents *any* re-negotiation until year 4 or so. So the sooner they come into the league, if they're as good as they think they are, the sooner they can get to a second contract where the big money will be on the table.
 
2013-01-20 05:25:17 AM

jayhawk88: Dear Jerk: Why couldn't the Chiefs have bottomed out last year?

The worst part about that, is that after the first two weeks, we'd lost both Charles and Berry, and the D had given up like 85 points to the Bills and Titans or whomever it was, it really did look like the cards were in place. Then they went on some ridiculous 4 game win streak out of nowhere.


At least Barkley is off the table as the number one pick. I'm a Bronco fan and I wouldn't even wish that pox on the hated Chefs.
 
2013-01-20 06:07:22 AM
Are we trading?
 
2013-01-20 06:46:47 AM

snowshovel: I think the decision to "get drafted early" versus "stay in school" is pretty much a business decision. While long term staying to in school to get an ACTUAL degree is probably worth it, there is a risk getting an undraftable injury, or something. And if the draft is as terrible as they say, the reward is probably worth it (if your agent is telling you that you are talented enough through secret channels).


DING DING DING

"Stay in school" and "go pro" are choices which have to be evaluated on a person-to-person basis.  Unlike "the players are underpaid" and "the coaches are overpaid", because that is true all the way across the board in Division I college football.
 
2013-01-20 09:46:54 AM

Tickle Mittens: Bunny Deville: I would hope that many young quarterbacks would learn from what happened to Blaine Gabbert, and for Christ's sake stay for their senior year.

Tell it to Matt Barkley. His draft prospects are so bad they probably killed the dinosaurs.


Barkley cost himself millions by going back to school only to go 7-6
 
2013-01-20 11:20:25 AM
Wadded Beef is still on the board!
 
2013-01-20 12:11:38 PM
Whar conference championship thread, whar?
 
2013-01-20 09:27:20 PM

jayhawk88: Dear Jerk: Why couldn't the Chiefs have bottomed out last year?

The worst part about that, is that after the first two weeks, we'd lost both Charles and Berry, and the D had given up like 85 points to the Bills and Titans or whomever it was, it really did look like the cards were in place. Then they went on some ridiculous 4 game win streak out of nowhere.


I hear ya, brothers. The Chefs first #1 pick in... ever... and the best prospects are in positions we already have filled. I guess I would be ok with Geno in the second round though - give him some time to develop behind.... someone.
 
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