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  • NFL to restrict evaluations of underclassmen; 2015 Draft in LA or Chicago.

    ESPN Article Link

    The NFL will limit the number of underclassmen who can receive evaluations for the draft to five from a single school, although special exceptions will be allowed.

    Concerned about the record 107 underclassmen who applied for this year's draft, and with 37 of them not selected, the league's College Advisory Committee developed new guidelines for players considering forfeiting their final years of eligibility.
    A better article can be read here at Forbes.

    Also, Goodell stated the NFL Draft in 2015 will be in either L.A. or Chicago -- not NYC.
    Last edited by Requiem; 07-18-2014, 11:39 AM.

  • #2
    Yeah I heard about this. Basically three grades instead of five. But if they get agents it won't really make a big difference because the agents will tell them differently.

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    • #3
      It will help curb it some but it won't stop them. Some idiot will swell up their head and they will try to cash in.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Lestat View Post
        It will help curb it some but it won't stop them. Some idiot will swell up their head and they will try to cash in.
        Kapri Bibbs is a prime example of this. He should have stayed in school at least 1 more season.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by crush17 View Post
          Kapri Bibbs is a prime example of this. He should have stayed in school at least 1 more season.
          Yep, Sophomores do not get drafted unless your name is Larry Fitzgerald.
          He would have only increased his stock by going back. Too many question marks about him.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Lestat View Post
            Yep, Sophomores do not get drafted unless your name is Larry Fitzgerald.
            He would have only increased his stock by going back. Too many question marks about him.
            or Ronnie Hillman.

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            • #7
              It's getting epidemic. Why not just say, "When you have your degree, you're eligible?" That would be doing the majority of these players a huge favor.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Rohirrim View Post
                It's getting epidemic. Why not just say, "When you have your degree, you're eligible?" That would be doing the majority of these players a huge favor.
                Absolutely.

                On a similar note, I read a tidbit somewhere that the NCAA is implementing a policy (2016) that any high school athlete receives a scholarship has to redshirt if their GPA is below a 2.3 . . .

                2.3 -- really?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Lestat View Post
                  It will help curb it some but it won't stop them. Some idiot will swell up their head and they will try to cash in.
                  Make the agent of every under class man pay a prohibitively large penalty to both the student and the school if the student goes undrafted. That will slow it down greatly

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                  • #10
                    there are plenty of ways to find out where you project in the draft. I'm sure this will not affect juniors coming out in the least.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Rohirrim View Post
                      It's getting epidemic. Why not just say, "When you have your degree, you're eligible?" That would be doing the majority of these players a huge favor.
                      If they needed degrees than 90% of the NFL wouldn't be there.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by baja View Post
                        Make the agent of every under class man pay a prohibitively large penalty to both the student and the school if the student goes undrafted. That will slow it down greatly
                        Someone would go ballistic over it and proclaim issues with it.
                        It would definitely stop it though.

                        Originally posted by Requiem View Post
                        or Ronnie Hillman.
                        I tried to skillfully dodge that as it's like a powder keg when brought up around here.

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