Originally posted by TRhit:
Did you see the experienced pros licking their chops when they heard the news-- the Clarett kid played a portion of one college year as a frosh and wore down then--- he hasnt played in nearly 18 months now-- wait til he gets hit by a few linebackers going full tilt--one guy simply said "Bring them all on!"
Do you think a kid his age is ready for the bigtime mentally and physically?
They said the same thing about Spencer Haywood, Darryl Dawkins & some skinny kid from the U. of Massachusetts by the name of Julius Erving who all turned out pretty well.
Bottom line, not everyone who is a great athlete belongs on a college campus. As has been the case in the NBA, NHL & MLB there will be successes & failures with HS kids going to the NFL. At least the failures will have more to show for their marketable skills than room, board, books, tuition & fees.