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Revised draft rules?

Here's a rule that several coaches are pushing that has some merit. How about providing football players the ability to return to school if they are dissatisfied with their draft prospects – much like in college basketball? If players don't sign with an agent, they could be able to return to college for another season in any sport.

It seems like once the powers-that-be recognized the folly of last year's 3-2-5-e debacle, solid policy recommendations have been coming down the pipes fast and furious (Bernie Machen's playoff crusade aside).

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If people want to change the draft rules, fine, but they need to change it so that you have to withdraw from the draft by a certain day. I don't want to see guys leave school early, go undeafted and then decide they want to go back to school. You made your bed, you sleep in it. The withdrawal date needs to be before the combine as well.
May 24, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterRutgers Mike
Personally, I enjoy that the college football date comes 7-10 days after the season. The basketball season and recruits are held hostage by a process that can feature a player withdrawal only 10 days before they draft. (June 18th for the June 28th NBA draft.)
May 24, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterHeath
Rutgers Mike, don't hate - if a player doesn't get drafted, who gets hurt if he goes back to school? Nobody. Why the anger?
May 25, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterVince Mullins
Well with basketball it's particularly egregious because the roster is usually 12 players and anything more than common senior matriculation makes things dicey.

Football's an 84-man roster, coaches can compensate a little easier.

That's a solid point just the same and something to strongly consider.
May 25, 2007 | Registered CommenterCFR
Vince, who gets hurt? The freshman or walk-on that is going to get that kids scholarship.

The draft is a gamble, both by the teams and the players. I don't need idiots thinking they are the best thing since sliced bread wasting the time of my favorite pro teams scouts, when they could be spending time evaluating kids who will be better.

Who else gets hurt? The kid that doesn't get invited to the combine because Maurice Clarett takes up one of the spots.
May 26, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterRutgers Mike
Also my main point is not about the kids not being able to go back to college, but like in basketball, their should be a date that they have to withdraw from the draft by.
May 26, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterRutgers Mike

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