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Interesting perspective from Mike Florio. The guy has a point. If he's healthy, Clowney probably is the 1st pick of the 2014 regardless of whether he plays his junior year or not.
The NFL requires college football players to wait three years after graduating high school before entering the draft not for their own good, but for the good of college football.
I think it would actually hurt his stock just a little. I think that shows a selfish element, and some teams may shy away from him if he did that.
I don't agree with him. I just think it's an interesting and legitimate perspective. While I disagree you that it would be "selfish," I do agree it could potentially hurt his draft stock a little.
I don't know if he should... but I sure hope he doesn't (and no one else ever does). One and done or any other move in that direction would be terrible for CFB. CBB was better when they could go directly into the NBA.
No. Real players want to compete- and help their team
The only reason he would entertain doing that is strictly for selfish reasons. Im not saying I wouldnt consider it, or that i would even blame him for doing it. But in what way is that NOT a selfish thing to do?
Agree. I couldn't sit out if I were Clowney. I'm waaaay too competitive.
It might hurt some team's perception of him...but not enough that they pass. Look at some of the thug/criminals that have been picked number 1. Selfishly, I want to see him play--reality is he could wind up like Marcus Lattimore....
I blame Goodell for this
Not aimed at op, but that is just plain dumb.
If anything, this article points out how unfair the system is for the players.
I doubt Clowney goes number one overall, my guess is a QB will come out of nowhere like RGIII did last year. Really good QB play wins games in the NFL.
I do agree though with the article in a general sense. Mike Williams for USC sat out a year 8 years ago or whatever and it did nothing to his draft status. He didn't sit out by choice, he tried to go the NFL after his sophmore year after the courts had allowed Maurice Clarett to leave after his freshman year. But then the decision was reversed on appeal and neither were eligible. He worked out for a year and then was drafted number 10 overall, first WR off the board.
I understand the thought process but nothing is a given and his status as the top overall pick certainly falls into that category. Sitting out would hurt his draft status.
The price of victory is high, but so are the rewards.
It makes sense to me. The NFL will pay to get Clowney regardless if he plays next year and you can't buy an insurance policy for the value of what he could make.
I understand the team philosophy but this is hi livelihood too.
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