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Andrew Luck going back to Stanford -- skipping NFL draft

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by The Big Ragu, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Immediate thoughts:

    1) This is a mistake, whether the family needs the $$ or not. If Jake Locker had gone last year, he may have been the #1 overall. Instead, he will be a flyer late in the first round probably this year, who left millions on the table.

    2) Does this give any insight as to which way Jim Harbaugh is heading? He is talking to Miami, and presumably other NFL teams. Any chance he is heading back to Stanford for at least another year?

    What are people's thoughts?
  2. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Some insurance salesman just became a wealthy, wealthy man today.

    P.S. Huge, huge, huge mistake by Luck. Unbelievably huge mistake.
  3. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    It's a huge mistake, especially when there's a rookie cap a year from now.
  4. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I'm glad Carolina isn't going to get him.
  5. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    As noted on previous thread, the rookie cap, if there is one, is already in place as it concerns Luck. No contract can be signed in the absence of a CBA, which ends March 4, so all draft picks are going to be playing by the new rules.
  6. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    The rookie cap will be in place after this draft, no? Since the players will be locked out in March.
  7. derwood

    derwood Active Member

    Smart move - stay in school and wait for the labor mess to pass.
  8. DanielSimpsonDay

    DanielSimpsonDay Well-Known Member

    Does Carolina panic and reach for Locker or Mallett to take his place?
  9. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Only if they trade down.
  10. derwood

    derwood Active Member

  11. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Now if they can just come up with $8 million for Harbaugh, they can keep the band together.
  12. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    If the rookie cap is in place for this draft, then I like the move.

    He can get his degree.

    The Cardinal can contend for a national title.

    He'll be the Heisman favorite.

    It's not like he needed the money.

    He doesn't have to go to Carolina.
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