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Deberg_1990
12-01-2008, 01:10 PM
At least Peter King thinks so.......

Good for the Chiefs. More options. Thoughts?







http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/writers/peter_king/11/30/week13/3.html



You'll want to clip and save this one for five months from now, when the NFL draft happens in late April. There likely will be a record number of underclassmen picked in the first round of the 2009 draft. It's not only because the players are being warned by advisers about the possible imposition of a rookie wage scale in 2010, when the NFL could well have a new collective bargaining agreement in place (I'm very skeptical that there will be a new CBA by then), but also because the senior class stinks.

Underclassmen in Draft
Year Entered Drafted Top 10 First round

1999 42 27 5 10

2000 31 20 4 6

2001 54 31 5 13

2002 43 26 5 12

2003 54 32 5 10

2004 44 35 5 15

2005 57 38 4 10

2006 62 34 6 12

2007 40 29 4 14

2008 53 39 4 11



Look for half of the 32 first-rounders to be underclassmen, challenging the record 15 third-year players in 2004, with a strong chance of breaking the record of 39 overall underclass players picked in 2008.

Brock
12-01-2008, 01:17 PM
The new CBA will have different rules for rookies, almost guaranteed. They'd be silly not to get the money while they can.

DaneMcCloud
12-01-2008, 01:17 PM
I mentioned this back in September

Mecca
12-01-2008, 01:44 PM
That really should only affect say the top 15 guys....or if you want to be lenient with it the 1st round.

Of course I'm probably underestimating the stupidity of a college kid being talked into something by an agent but if you are going in the 2nd or 3rd round there isn't anymore money...

HemiEd
12-01-2008, 01:51 PM
Let me see if I understand this correctly. Last year had a record number of underclassmen drafted, so this year's Senior class stinks. Hmmm, ok I get it.

ferrarispider95
12-01-2008, 02:00 PM
How about Stafford and Spikes

ChiefsCountry
12-01-2008, 02:14 PM
How about Stafford and Spikes

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