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I have posted before my belief that the power in college football will continue to be the SEC because the top recruits come from the South. I am now having to rethink my position.
Somewhere around 75-80 underclassmen have declared for the NFL draft, almost half from the SEC. I think this may be the beginnings of a movement like we saw in college hoops years ago, where top college programs become revolving doors for top talent.
With the new rookie wage scale in the NFL, players will want to get to their second contract as soon as possible. That leads me to believe this years underclassmen attrition rate is not a one off, but the start of a trend.
What think you?
Trend? 74 underclassmen declared for the NFL draft this year. The previous record was 65. Set last year. The rookie wage scale, as I said last year was going to lead to an epidemic of 3rd year players coming out in the NFL. And it is because the sooner you get in the sooner you can get to that second tier contract and make some real money.
And as you are saying, with a lot of these coming from the SEC, now maybe there can be a season or two of parity in college football.
I thought Taylor Lewan from UM was absolutely stupid for not declaring for the NFL. He was already a projected Top-10. There are far more draft slots he could slip to then rise to. Now the OT from Texas Tech, Jake Matthews*, did right by not declaring, because he's gonna switch this year from ROT to LOT...thats where the money is in the NFL.
This post was edited by OhioHawk07 15 months ago
Luke Joeckel played LT for Texas A&M, declared, and is projected #1 overall. Did you mean Jake Matthews? The A&M RT who will move to LT? Not trying to be a jerk, just clarifying.
I agree about Lewan. He'd be the #2 LT in the draft this year, and I think a top 10 lock. Big gamble by not coming out.
The will is not here, the will is at my office next to the hot plate with the frayed wires.
Good catch. Yes Mathews.
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