Dunbar to the NFL?

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    This frees up a scholarship for Muschamp to use on another high school defensive back, maybe a 2* buck recruit.
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    None of us know what his draft paperwork says. If it's favorable I think he goes. It's the smart thing. Next year he has basically the same cast of characters coming back and limited qb's which limits his touches. No reason to risk injury.
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    Yeah, I get that, and I never wish a player ill will for leaving early.

    But do you really think Dunbar has a shot here? Agents string kids along all the time.
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    Probably another greedy agent. but ya never know. Look at Wes Welker who's 3 inches SHORTER than Dunbar!
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    And one tackle. Don't forget that in the stat line.
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    Dunbar declaring wouldn't really be as wild as it sounds. I was sort of thinking about it, and I'm not really sure how much improvement he's capable of making. His ability to contribute to this offense next season could be somewhat hindered by the return of Debose, along with others who could possibly step up and factor into this offense.

    Dunbar is a possession receiver, a solid blocker, but otherwise unspectacular prospect who somewhat underachieved given his physical ability and tools. There is a ceiling on what he can do, and he'll have to run and interview extremely well to even get selected. He's not a game-changer.

    I'm not sure that another year will up his stock at all. He's probably better off leaving.
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    Of course there is talent. Our recruiting classes have been ranked highly. Just no development whatsoever. Hopefully the new coaches will help.
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    Hey, he managed to catch 40 passes out of the what, the 50 total completed? It was the 114th ranked offense and possibly the worst offensive coaches in college football.
    NFL might see potential with some real coaching.
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    It might be better to take a chance as a UFA in the NFL than risk season-ending injury with the Gators.
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    Dunbar should not try to leave! With new OC coming in it could only get better.
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    His highlight reel would be from practices where he's covered by Louchiez Purifoy.
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    IF Robinson stays. He has not been happy here the last half of the season and it wouldn't surprise me if he transferred. Hope he doesn't though.
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    Not related to Dunbar's decision, but is Debose coming back for another year for sure? I had assumed he was gone. Wouldn't this be his sixth yr medical rs? Thanks in advance.
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    It would be a horrible decision for him to leave early. It would be pretty hard for him to have a worse year as far as the numbers go next year than he did this year. Risk/reward scale for staying is pretty high on the reward side.
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    debose already said he was coming back a while ago.
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    This doesn't surprise me anymore. We have the dumbest and/or the greediest players in all of college football. I can see it they were Harvin-quality but Dunbar's stats aren't even good enough for 3rd string on any team not Kentucky or Tennessee in the SEC. 1,100 yards over 3 years, 6 TDs (none in 2013). He finished this year ranked 23rd in the SEC. He's not even in the Top 150 in the FBS. There are receivers in the SEC alone that had more yards this year than he has over his 3 years at UF.
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    True, but even I look good then. His highlight reel is less than 10 seconds. Considering there are at least 150 other receivers with better stats, they might not even look at him.
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    Will Hill did a lot less than Dunbar in a Gator uniform, and he's starting on Sundays.

    But Hill has physical measurables NFL guys like. Not sure Dunbar has the kind of measurables that will attract NFL attenion.

    Regardless, it's his decision to make, and in a violent sport like this I wouldn't blame anybody for trying to make a few bucks while they can. That said, the education he is earning has value too. Hope he gets good advice and makes a smart decision for him.
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    Not really. He just finished up his fourth year on campus, next season he'll have had his fourth offensive coordinator since being on campus, it's not a guarantee that he'll have consistent play from the QB position and, if he's going to put up average numbers, he may as well get paid to do it. That is if his true career goal is to play professional football.

    You only get so many years. One thing Dubar brings to the table is reported sub-4.4 speed, and he'll only be able to run like that for maybe ten more years-if he's lucky. His speed alone (if he really can run like that) will raise a few eyebrows; even though he never seemed to actually play that fast. It's possible that in the right system he may flourish.

    I just don't see him as the type of guy who is capable of exploding next year. He's just an above-average receiver, who may have a future playing pro ball if he gets a few breaks. To me it makes for sense for him to leave.
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    Agree with your main points here.

    If Dunbar can run a legit sub 4.4, he will get attention. And I will seriously wonder WTF we've been doing with him.
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