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Hampton decides on the NFL draft


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9 hours ago, Roaming Bull said:

I think we all know that. 

If there's anyone on this board that can shed some light on why you would NOT come back, boost your draft stock, maybe win a few more games, (not to mention whatever academic accomplishments you can tie up), boost your size and strength, without some assurance that you're actually going to be drafted, that'd be great. 

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41 minutes ago, hm101 said:

If there's anyone on this board that can shed some light on why you would NOT come back, boost your draft stock, maybe win a few more games, (not to mention whatever academic accomplishments you can tie up), boost your size and strength, without some assurance that you're actually going to be drafted, that'd be great. 

Could be a few reasons.   They may be ready to move on with their lives. By declaring draft eligible they can move to the next stage without putting off another year. 

I wonder of they need to "Declare" for the draft to free up a scholarship since unlike most years this is automatic when they are out of eligibility.   Might explain why more are declaring themselves draft eligible that probably aren't going to be drafted.   

Age matters.   If these guys spend another year to boost size and strength, they are also adding a year of wear and tear and age to it, which negatively affects draft status. 

Winning a few more games probably doesn't matter that much in the grand scheme of things, it would be far more noble and teammateish to move on and allow a younger player to come in and help the program grow/develop.  Now if they thought we were legit Conference Championship ready that could change.  

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48 minutes ago, hm101 said:

If there's anyone on this board that can shed some light on why you would NOT come back, boost your draft stock, maybe win a few more games, (not to mention whatever academic accomplishments you can tie up), boost your size and strength, without some assurance that you're actually going to be drafted, that'd be great. 

It's always a gamble for players like this .... you're always one play away, game/practice, from a career ending injury, maybe he's already set to graduate, maybe his personal life is dictating it's time to join the real world one way or the other, winning a few more games doesn't really matter in the big picture .... not knowing his situation it's kind of hard to judge.

Edit. Just saw Chapel's more detailed response along these lines

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47 minutes ago, hm101 said:

If there's anyone on this board that can shed some light on why you would NOT come back, boost your draft stock, maybe win a few more games, (not to mention whatever academic accomplishments you can tie up), boost your size and strength, without some assurance that you're actually going to be drafted, that'd be great. 

@chapelbullpost is 100% correct in answering this. 

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On 12/5/2020 at 8:39 PM, Bulls On Parade said:

Goodluck Hampton.

Between graduation, transferring out and leaving early we are losing a huge amount of players.

Normally id be worried but not with this team, only problem is we will be a very young team next year.

Best of luck to Mr. Hampton.  Very classy tweet.

As far as losing a huge amount of players goes, I'd normally be worried, but since we could not beat a single FBS team in 2020, I don't think we can really get worse.  Can we? 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, hm101 said:

If there's anyone on this board that can shed some light on why you would NOT come back, boost your draft stock, maybe win a few more games, (not to mention whatever academic accomplishments you can tie up), boost your size and strength, without some assurance that you're actually going to be drafted, that'd be great. 

You can get a CAREER ENDING INJURY playing for "free" and never make it to the NFL. I know dudes from small colleges and DIDN'T even start, but got tryouts for NFL teams. One of them made it and lasted 2 years in the league. Buddy went to FAMU. 

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3 hours ago, hm101 said:

If there's anyone on this board that can shed some light on why you would NOT come back, boost your draft stock, maybe win a few more games, (not to mention whatever academic accomplishments you can tie up), boost your size and strength, without some assurance that you're actually going to be drafted, that'd be great. 

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coaches purge! They got no choice.

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