Originally posted by pdizo916:
i don't understand why these guys weren't in the regular draft three months ago?
Here are some reasons I could think up:
1. Projected as starter, but has been told they may have to share PT with an up-and-coming Redshirt, risking their draft stock.
2. Injury risk. They have shown talent, but suffered injury, risking PT. All they need is time to heal, and can get back up to a higher playing level.
3. Academic issues. Non-book smart players risk losing the season if they can't keep up academically. If they know they are draftable, may not want to risk a year of no money/no PT, so might as well get into the pros now.
4. Family problems. Sometimes families fall on hard times and the person can't risk another non-paid college career (which is why the greedy ass NCAA needs to start paying their players a decent salary outside of cafeteria vouchers and a dorm room).
Hope that helps