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Old 02-07-2004, 12:45 PM   #16
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Ellis, your drawing is cute, but please keep in mind, Clarett would only be coming in one year earlier than they originally allowed. It's not like he's an 18-year-old.
ok, so let's say Clarett is physicaly ready for the nfl and does well for his age...

He is setting a bad example for other kids who think they are ready and arn't. Younger people who arn't ready are going to come in for the money and think it is going to be an easy ride and get destroyed.

This isn't basketball. Shooting, passing, ect. is a skill. Football is half skill half physical capability. You can't have teens coming into the nfl, which will happen if the nfl's age rule is taken out.
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Old 02-07-2004, 05:59 PM   #17
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I say let Clarett play in the NFL. If there are teams out there that don't believe in him, then don't draft him. I think football is the only sport where college ball benefits them.
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Old 02-07-2004, 06:20 PM   #18
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:lol: @ ellis.

He hasn't even gotten through one college football season healthy -- the NFL will be a wide-awakening for him. His likely failure will scare/prevent others from jumping early, IMO. It seems trouble follows this kid.
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Old 02-09-2004, 07:48 PM   #19
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All I have to say is that:

Thanks for ruining college football you greedy self-centered Ohio State running back.
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Old 02-09-2004, 11:41 PM   #20
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How did he ruin college football, BF1? Seems a bit premature to me. Watch him fail miserably, that'll scare off others from doing it. Please, tell us how you really think.
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Old 02-10-2004, 12:36 AM   #21
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I feel sorry for the kid. His ego is going to set him up for the kill. I am afraid to see the first time his coach calls a trap and he runs into a hole behind a pulling guard and runs smack into Ray Lewis.
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Old 02-11-2004, 04:31 PM   #22
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It's official. Clarett just declared himself for the 2004 draft.
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Old 02-11-2004, 10:00 PM   #23
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I think there is a good chance he will be like Willis MaGahee this year. A team might not want to put him in immediatly because he isn't ready, but he easily could be a third string RB or Practice Squad guy and wait until he is ready.
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Old 02-19-2004, 10:09 PM   #24
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Let this story stand as exhibit 1 - 32 if this punk fails to be drafted, as I predicted in this thread.

Also, doubt, seriously, that Clarett will in fact be talking with all 32 teams. Teams have only 60 interviews, and not everyone needs a RB, or would be willing to bother talking to him, especially if he's opting out of the combine, which he took special effort to get into, anyway.

And, as the article notes: Why the hell didn't he start getting in shape before last week? This guy's starting to get Arena or NFL Europe written all over him...

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Old 02-21-2004, 04:46 AM   #25
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Dave, I'm with Kevin on this one. Clarett is not going to go undrafted. People have compared him to Willis McGahee, but I think a better comparison from last year's draft is Drew Henson. Even if it's just a sixth-round pick, someone will take a chance on Clarett. He's got a big upside, and a sixth- or seventh-round pick isn't much of a gamble. I could see someone like Mike Martz -- the guy who wanted to make Eric Crouch his 2nd-round pick -- going after Clarett.

My general thoughts on Clarett are in my article this week.
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