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cokebottleag
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re: Go get paid Trayveon
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It‘s bizarre.



I would say it's his size, but Mark Ingram is the same size, and trent richardson is too.

Not sure what the deal is.


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Ollieoxenfree99
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re: Go get paid Trayveon
Myles Garrett???


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PowerTool
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re: Go get paid Trayveon
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League minimum seems like a lot of money to a poor kid, but it would take about three games of Heisman-candidate salary to make up the difference.


Honestly, how much does the Heisman impact status in the modern draft? This isn't 1957 when some oilman teamowner is reading the Sporting News to see who the best player in the country is. These guys go under ridiculous levels of physical, biographical, and psychological evaluation. The Heisman obviously helped JFF and Tebow, but those were odd situations w/ team owners trying to sell jerseys and placate fans against the wishes of their GMs.

AND - there's no guaranty that he would be in the Heisman hunt next year unless the talking heads decide that we're part of the national championship convo.

The average career for an NFL running back is something like 2 and a 1/2 years, so you have to realistically look at the possibility of another year cutting into his professional longevity potential by as much as half.

We tend to evaluate these decisions by comparing them to high-end earners, but the reality for the vast majority of pro players is that they've got a couple years to make a couple hundred grand before getting a real estate license or sales job with a booster.


TbirdSpur2010
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re: Go get paid Trayveon
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We tend to evaluate these decisions by comparing them to high-end earners, but the reality for the vast majority of pro players is that they've got a couple years to make a couple hundred grand before getting a real estate license or sales job with a booster.


This. Well said.


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AggieHank86
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re: Go get paid Trayveon
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Melt bitch
Was this really called for, Shane?


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AggieHank86
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re: Go get paid Trayveon
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average career for an NFL running back is something like 2 and a 1/2 years
I did not realize it was quite this low, but I assume it is a bit higher for Heisman finalists, etc.

Interesting decision for someone who seems to be a fine young man.


TbirdSpur2010
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re: Go get paid Trayveon
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did not realize it was quite this low, but I assume it is a bit higher for Heisman finalists, etc.



Not much higher, I don't believe. Might get an extra season on average due to name recognition if I had to hazard a guess, but NFL teams are quick to pull the plug on RBs.

Moreso than most positions, it's absolutely imperative that RBs get paid sooner rather than later. Better to have some money in your pocket and hope to parlay that into a longer career than average than wreck your chances for getting paid at all playing for too long in college and getting hurt or just having one more year than necessary of tread taken off the tires.


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PowerTool
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re: Go get paid Trayveon
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I did not realize it was quite this low


You can look around and find different articles showing slightly different numbers, but they're all within a few months. And the average seems to be going down. Some of it is attributed to players leaving the game sooner over safety concerns, but I imagine a lot of it is the advanced analytics making it easier to cut a guy who's lost half a step or something.

I used to be more critical of players leaving early, but the seasons have gotten longer and the year-round practice and conditioning requirements have increased. It all adds up to more wear and tear on the joints.


cardboardboxer
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re: Go get paid Trayveon
Yeah Jimbo was taking about how they basically get the same amount of practices preparing for a bowl as they do in Spring. That’s a great incentive for coaches to make a bowl, but it’s huge detriment to NFL bound players playing in them.


NanosTacoRun
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re: Go get paid Trayveon
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That’s a great incentive for coaches to make a bowl, but it’s huge detriment to NFL bound players playing in them.

I would imagine most coaches are smart enough to not overwork their JRs and SRs in the bowl practices and use the time to get the younger guys some practice
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