Lyerla gone for NFL, could Clowney be next?

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    His family wants to cash in on those nfl bonus millions too!
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    I bet Clowney is history before the season is over
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    It certainly IS an interesting precedent.
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    New coach friction......
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    Clowney was the victim of a blindside chop to his knees early in the season. It was purely a cheap shot that slightly injured him. It has probably occurred to him that petty jealousy or just plain mean spirited acts like that could cost him millions or even a career. He saw the catastrophic injury happen last year to one of his team mates that was a sure 1st round pick. I couldn't blame him for being cautious. I'm sure some here remember what happened to our own Ed Chester. He eventually collected an insurance policy but lost out on earning first round money and perhaps a long NFL career because an LSU player decided to throw a cheap shot on a play that was already well down the field and past them.
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    Business decision might say otherwise.
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    From what I've seen and heard from his family dating all the way back to HS, he's been raised pretty well. I wouldn't be so quick to throw them under the bus. His problem is that he's a true junior and can't go pro until after this season, otherwise he'd have gone pro last year.
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    This is a rare occasion but also a good case for changing an antiquated NFL draft rule.
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    Fair enough.
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    If you look at the number of players that get season/career ending injuries, it is a small percentage of all those who play. This is a team sport, would he do the same in his contract year? Would he do the same if he is on a team that isn't going to the playoffs? As a coach or teammate,I wouldn't want him.

    For him personally, he should leave now, if his Mind is on not getting injured, he probably will. If he can get his mind on the play and go,all put,he probably would be okay.
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    I don't think it's antiquated, merely inconvenient for a small minority.
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    If Clowney decides to go early....I hope he does so before we play USC. That guy is a monster when he brings his A game.
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    What they're risking is that a couple other guys at their position that are also draft eligible explode with monster seasons. If a couple other DE's put up similar numbers and highlights to what Clowney has been doing (unlikely as that may be), they will put themselves ahead of Clowney and there's nothing he can do about it. The NFL would much rather have a guy who can produce and doesn't bail on his team than one who produces and bails on his team (especially mid-season, and especially with no injury). If Clowney is suddenly the third best option at DE, he will be drafted 10-12th, and that will cost him millions.
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    Their defense was quite stacked with first two years with several players now playing on Sundays. Much more is being asked of him this year with their younger defense. He needs to step up and lead to better ensure a high draft pick.
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    Acted like this as in whom? Clowney?

    Normally, I would say that if Clowney was my son, I'd want and expect him to do the honorable thing and play hard and stay in school.

    But Clowney having seen first hand what happened to Lattimore 2 straight years, as a sure top 5 pick now, I can't say I would blame him for taking the easy and safe path to the NFL.

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