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So after the Sugar Bowl, my wife and I began having an interesting discussion about Teddy and his Draft status. Let's say we win 11-12 games next year and get back to a BCS bowl game and Teddy continues to improve, adds 10 pounds of muscle, etc...Most very early draft boards have him going either #2 or #3 overall in the 2014 draft after his senior season. She's steadfastly against him going pro early. I am not so much (well, for selfish reasons, I don't want him to go.). I mean if he's guaranteed to go in the top 5, he has to go pro, right? We're talking life changing money if he gets good advice?
What say you, ITV?
I f he has the season we expect him to have next season then I think he should leave because he will be the #1 pick. Maybe I'm way off base and biased but he has star written all over him. With another spring and another season of improvement he will be a Heisman trophy frontrunner.
If there was a chance that charlie would leave after his junior year then I'd say he'd have no choice. Brian Brohms future in the nfl may have been different if he left a year earlier and avoided the disaster that was to follow that next season. Strongs staying put, we'll be in a better conference, the more he plays and plays well in college the more money he'll make in the nfl.
The unfortunate think right now is, people didn't know who he was, now they do and they'll be watching him and pro fans will be wanting him more and more in two years worth of campaigning in college.
He finishes it out in college he has a better chances of starting his rookie season. How I see it. If we don't get out of the big east for next season, he won't win the heisman. He'll win it when we get into the acc, thats another reason why he'll need to stay another year if that is on his check list for accomplishments.
I think he has a chance of returning his senior year, he may want to show FSU and Miami firsthand a little thing or 2 about himself.
Brian Brohm simply wasn't good enough for the NFL. If he left after his JR year, he would have been drafted higher but still ultimately would have had the same result of being cut multiple times. Teddy should leave after next season, he will be ready and his momma deserves that pink Escalade he promiseed her when he was young.
He won't be #1. Clowney will be the #1 pick unless he gets hurt, but I could easily see him going at #2.
I agree with this generally, but it may come down to team need.
Best player in the draft is not necessarily the best fit for a particular team.
And look at Houston, they're better without Mario Williams.
Even those who arrange and design shrubberies are under considerable economic stress in this period in history.
I'm under 30 years old so forgive the ignorance: have we ever had a #1 overall NFL draft pick? I don't think we have, and it's something that UK inexplicably DOES have. Not that it matters, but it'd be neat to start an influx of NFL talent from Louisville with the highlight being a #1 overall QB.
Our coaches are apparently telling recruits that they expect Teddy to leave after next season.
Amobi Okoye was our highest pick ever at #9, I think to the Texans.
My wife's thing is all about education (and her opinion strengthened after we watched that ESPN special about athlete's tossing away millions and millions of dollars, so I can't begrudge her a solid opinion). She knows the story about his mom and her battles etc, but she is hell bent on kids finishing school. I think she hopes Teddy will be smart enough to finish his degree after he leaves and I think he will be. He seems way to bright / level headed not to.
still a lot of nfl teams that need a genuine pocket passer that knows what the heck he's doing.
That need will still be there in 1 or 2 years.
I don't believe he's anywhere near hitting the ceiling as far as his skill goes, he gets better and better and he'll go number one when his time comes.
Mario Williams was a pro bowler for Houston, the Texans couldn't afford him, and had players ready to step into his place (JJ Watt) (Brooks Reed), that were cheaper, and they needed money to resign Connor Barwin.
"Get on board, or get out the way"- Vance Bedford
Considering that the cream of the QBs in the draft this year is Geno Smith, Mike Glennon, Landry Jones, Tyler Bray (if he goes early) and Matt Barkley, I'm going to go out on a limb and say that QBs will be in unusually ultra-high demand after Teddy's junior year. If Teddy is projected to go easily in the top 10 after next year, there is no way he should stay.
I can't imagine a 2014 draft in which a healthy and similar or improved stats Teddy Bridgewater isn't solidly in the top 10. The other top QBs in the 2014 draft are likely to be Braxton Miller, Logan Thomas, Zach Mettenberger, Aaron Murray, AJ McCarron, Taj Boyd, Taylor Martinez, Conner Shaw, Tyler Russel, and Jordan Lynch. I don't see anyone who fits a struggling pro-offense better than Teddy would in that list.
Add in the fact that only Clowney or some extremely high profile year guy would have a shot at going above a QB, I just can't see Teddy not staying in the top 10 after next year. Why does being in the top 10 matter? For those that don't know, the 1st round NFL rookie salaries now have a sliding scale in which you are paid a set increasing salary for your first 4 years and the 5th year is an optional contract where your pay is based on what number draft pick you are and what other top NFL players get paid at your position. Draft picks 1-10 get paid the average per year contract for the top 10 paid players at their position. Draft picks 11-32 get paid the average per year contract for the top 3-25th players at their position. Thus, being selected in the first round is huge and being selected in the top 10 is another massive step up in career pay. QBs and DEs are the highest paid positions.
I've been thinking about whether Teddy would leave after next year and the recruitment of JUCO and HS QBs more or less confirmed to me what the staff believes. Definitely enjoying what we have here while we have him.
we need a solid backup but there is also that element too. I think we'll get one more year with teddy.
You can add Jeff Driskell to that group. According to CBS Sports, he's the SECOND highest rated QB in the draft of that year after Teddy. Incredible as that may seem.
I'm not sure there's too much need unless Bolin doesn't make a full recovery by summer. Teddy, Gardner and Bolin make a pretty decent three-deep even if two are FR/RS FR. However getting a guy in who will be a senior in 2014 is extremely helpful. Doesn't hurt that he's highly thought of as well.
i'm just in denial, i don't want to loose teddy till graduation day.
Damn solid post
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