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Just hear me out.
If you are an NFL prospect and elect to leave early, you typically have two things going on: You need the money (have mouths to feed) and you are getting a first round grade.
Johnny doesn't need the money. So is he a first round grade? Here are the following QBs listed 6 feet tall or shorter that were drafted in the first round.
Yea, Russell Wilson is like a Double AA verision on Johnny, but he was a 3rd rounder and thats after a huge showing in the Senior Bowl and Combine. Is a 3rd round grade enough for Johnny to leave early?
I don't think it is.
This post has been edited 3 times, most recently by Phineas Gage 13 months ago
If u don't need the money why does it matter where u get drafted? U straight foolin' homie.
I hope you're right but if he has another year like the one he just had, I don't think there's anyway he makes it past the first round.
I wish I lived in a world where my parents money = my money.
It doesn't involve how much allowance his parents are giving him. It has to do with he/the family doesn't need money. His parents dont live in a aparment and he wants to build them a house. Money is not a motivating factor to him.
And if he's a 3rd round grade as a sophomore, wouldn't he have incentive to stay and improve his draft status/become the most decorated college football player of all time?
If this is always the case, why did Kohl Stewart even sign a LOI this year? He obviously is holding out the possibility of playing football over playing baseball UNLESS the money is right.
Same applies here.
Money is a factor for everyone. Moreover, your contradict yourself with your first paragraph and second paragraph.
Personally, I think he will leave is he is projected as a top 15 pick (give or take), otherwise he will be back. I think it's pretty much that simple.
There are some wildcards that could factor in (suppose we lose to Bama and go undefeated but miss the MNC game, then he may be motivated for another shot since we lose very little talent after this year).
How many of those QBs listed 6 feet or under not drafted in the first round won the Heisman as a freshman? At all?
Sorry man - I obviously disagree but not for reasons you may expect. I don't think Johnny goes to the NFL for the money. Nice perk obviously. But he goes for the competition. Guy believes he is the best player on the field every day and guys like that want to go against (and beat) the best. That's what the NFL is.
Only way I see him staying is if (a) get's injured so would go out on a bad note, (b) we don't win it all but get REALLY close, or (c) he just has an awful year. I don't see (c) happening and obviously don't want (a) or (b) to happen.
I want us to win it all but think that just guarantees he leaves - what's more to accomplish if you win a Heisman and a national championship in 2 years?
The things limiting his draft status won't change with an extra year: he'll still be small.
That argument doesn't apply because its almost impossible for him to do much better on the field.
None of them. The NFL doesn't care if he won it as a freshman or a senior. They really don't care about the Heisman at all.
They care if he's an NFL Qb worth a first round draft pick, which means they think he's franchise worthy. I'm saying history says NFL teams don't take Qbs 6 feet or under in the 1st round.
But I also understand there's never been a freshman win the Heisman. Johnny breaks the mold. I get that. I'm just saying I don't believe the NFL, which as always been about measurements, is going to change that after Johnny's sophomore year.
I think Johnny stays because he won't be ready for the NFL...... He needs this year and next to add weight and get a stronger arm.... And I know he did really good last year but I still think he has a lot to learn. There are other good reasons I could think of but those two would be my top reasons why I think he stays.
Because he ain't getting taller. He's proven all he can/needs to on the field. If he isn't a 1st round pick after this year (assuming another good year) then he is never going to be and might as well leave.
Maybe posting's just not your game. I know, let's have a spelling contest.
Your logic is boggling my mind
It's funny how some people are so adamant about what Johnny is thinking when in reality none of us have a clue
Oh, I assure you, I have a clue. We've talked about it. He's gone.
Enjoy the greatest freshman and sophomore seasons the world has ever known. Relish in them. Be thankful for what he has done.
Bless him as he moves on.
"Word on the street".
Or he himself. All of that will sort itself out next year.
I personally don't think there's any "if this happens, that happens" type of situation. As usual, it will be based upon draft projections and gut feelings from the particular athlete.
Gone like a freight train.
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