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    Off topic kind of....the need for a draft

    If a great college player decided he didnt want to enter the draft and would rather drop out of school or graduate and become a rookie free agent, wouldnt he make more money? he would still attend the combine and work out for teams.

    if bush decided to leave the draft and become a rookie free agent is there any doubt he'd make more?

    The draft is exciting but is it really needed?


    a lot of good great players were undrafted....so in theory is the draft that important to players?

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    Quote Originally Posted by maddbaron
    If a great college player decided he didnt want to enter the draft and would rather drop out of school or graduate and become a rookie free agent, wouldnt he make more money? he would still attend the combine and work out for teams.

    if bush decided to leave the draft and become a rookie free agent is there any doubt he'd make more?

    The draft is exciting but is it really needed?


    a lot of good great players were undrafted....so in theory is the draft that important to players?
    i dont think players have the choice...in fact, the very reason for the draft being in place is to prevent such a scenario...so yeah, the draft is needed, unless you'd like to see the cowboys and redskins sign the top college players every year...the draft helps ensure (at least in theory) competitive balance by ensuring that the previous years superbowl winner cant just sign the best college players...

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    After the April draft, if a guy wants into the league, there is the supplemental draft (recall the Giants got Brown in one).

    After that, you can't get in. Its like clearing wavers. The draft process introduces talent and players are signed with the Players Association. Bush would be a scab and the owners couldn't sign him.

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    I think a player can leave NCAA and not declare for the draft but sit out a year and become a FA, same as if they went to CFL and then became FA and wanted to play in NFL

    but really whats the point? if you're gonna be good and get drafted why put off the ooportunity to make money for anotehr year? why risk injury and such to just be a FA?

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