Kiper: 'Something’s gone awry here' with draft underclassmen

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  1. JustAnotherBearsFan99

    JustAnotherBearsFan99 Coordinator SuperFan DBS Writer

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    I found this really interesting.

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    Yes it is. Poor advice and a desire for a shot at a big payday being the drivers.
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    I'd like to see the NFL do something similar to the NBA, which would allow JR's to get an agent, visit a few teams to get an idea on if they think the kid is draftable, if he gets the, go back to school young man, then allow him to cut ties w/the agent and go back to school.

    Hell I think the NFL should allow a underclass mini combine.
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    Yeah I don't see the harm in allowing guys to even go all the way to the draft whilst they stay in school. Or to take a semester off for pre-draft but then return for the next season of college football.

    It's crazy that between the NCAA rules and the NFLPA rules on initial contracts and FA you have these guys making a super tough choice about what to do.

    I guess they can now go back to college but they don't have a scholarship anymore!
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    I'm not so sure that they're not being given good advice as it is that they aren't taking the advice to heart. The NFL provides these guys with a pretty good idea of where they might rank and it use to be that unless they were destined to be a high pick they stayed in school. Apparently that's no longer the case.
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    Actually, if they were given a trainer for free, or accepted some free swag, they've violated the NCAA rules and will lose at least a game or two or eligibility all together.

    I think the culprit here is the "new wave" of agents that don't really have any business being agents. We've all heard ads on the radio about becoming an agent at some nowhere school in only 6 months. Then the "graduates" go out and find some athlete to hitch themselves to and tell them they "are ready for the pros".
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    Yeah and the other 6 month program that I have a real problem with is Airline Mechanic! :4 6 218v[1]: :bah:
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    Kiper first needs to figure out what went awry with his hairdo. Then he can start to noodle on what went wrong with the rookie pool. Small steps.

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