[QUOTE=bitonti;2299591]GGI it's not rocket science - it's not a stretch to say a guy who is willing to go to class and get a degree will also be willing to study extra film and do the right thing during the week to get ready for the game.
Also this isn't about what I personally want it's about what the JEts want.
Fans might want the junior flavor of the week but i don't see Tangini thinking that way when it comes time to draft. these guys want low risk. Revis was low risk junior but most aren't like that.
Some juniors like Revis can show a maturity beyond their years but most don't contribute from day 1 like he did.
Most either get hurt or have a redshirt year as a rookie, if they have the workout measurables that earn them a high pick. ps i will have a lauriaitis vs connor discussion if animal declares. I can admit animal is a better prospect but for whatever reason i want to hear him declare first. I still feel like he might stay a year, don't ask me why.[/QUOTE]
Sure, you can prefer it but it's totally fine with me if a kid leaves early. It might be important to you but not to the majority of NFL scouts so I don't think they should be penalized.
If someone told me I'd have a multi-million career waiting after my junior year, I'd go. You can always go back and get a degree. You won't be in top shape you're entire life.
Some kids also struggle a lot with school. After reading Meat Market and hearing about Michael Oher, kids go to school who can't read. The NFL is a way out of the ghetto and I don't blame these kids one bit if they want to go pro and support themselves or family..
It doesn't show more dedication or whatever for kids to stay in school all four years...