Obviously, if they were allowed to draft sophomores, Sean Clifford would be the number one overall draft pick this year.
The Relentless Daniel George
College football is nothing but the minor leagues of the NFL, its being ruined just like the NFL has done to itself. Has to be some penalties put forth on these players who leave 2 years early or won't play in bowl games. If it isn't stopped where will it end?
I want to say that next year is The Year, but I think that's relying on Sanders staying. It'd be much more difficult for the offense to fully excel with a first year QB and RB. I love Tommy, I love Slade. But Sanders is really talented. I want him to stay but he's likely gone.
fighters, I said fighters
Just to play devil's advocate, RB is probably the easiest position for a first year guy to step in. I think some combo of Slade, Brown, Holmes, Ford, and potentially Cain, can be good enough.
That said, Sanders is a step above, but it's hard to see him staying.
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Sanders has elite talent but he hasn't proven much yet. He has fumbled several crucial times and not really dominated a good team. That goes for all the O line, really, leave early for the Pros, they need to prove themselves also, they have been a surprise weakness in this team.
Hasn't proven much? He's going to have 1500 yards of offense this year. If he gets a 4th-round grade or better, there's no point in staying. RBs have limited mileage. I feel bad for players like Jonathan Thomas who will leave Wisconsin with nearly 1,000 career touches. That usage rate is criminal.
I stand by my comment, yards rushing are not great and he fumbles, too many other backs out there to pick him early, I really don't care if he stays or not, let the younger talent get an early chance to start.