but if you're a 3rd round pick, you should just stay in school to improve your stock unless you have serious money issues. 3rd round is where it gets sketchy whether you even make the team longterm
I disagree, 3rd is pretty safe for a couple of years, especially at a position like ILB, where at least you can contribute on Spec Teams. You'd have to really suck in camp and preseason to get cut as a rookie drafted in the first 5 rounds really. Most teams will hang on tho draft picks because they are cheap and also they don't want to admit they were wrong.
As for improving his stock, Minter really couldn't have a better season next year and except for QB, improving your stock with a great season is over rated. I've seen some mocks with him in the 1st, so barring disasterous workouts / combine, 3rd seems like the floor. He's not going to grow or get faster, pro scouts don't care about stats as much as fans think, especially defensive stats like tackles which are notoriously inflated. He's already graduated, plus has a red shirt year so he's been here 4 years. No need for him to stay and he'd look pretty good next to Brian Cushing next year.
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