Any recruit should weigh all his options in order of importance to his particular situation. Whether its education curriculums, football system, chance to win championships, playing time, near friends and relatives, etc. But if he can really play and keeps his resume' clean , he will be a high draft pick at almost any division 1 school. So going to a school thinking it will benefit your draft status is probably not wise, unless they have a coach that is a tremendous development of talent at your particular position. And if thats the case be prepared to wait your turn. What a kid did in college is only a piece of the puzzle for the NFL guys. Interviews, psychological tests, combine performances etc is just as important or more many times. These guys trust their own eyes and intuition.
Shepard wouldnt have done squat at Oregon, he couldnt see the field here. How would he have beaten anyone out at Oregon. Seastrunk was on the bench and he can actually play. Shepard just wasnt a good enough talent to play for the big boys. And it was proven by not being drafted at all. 7 rounds X 32 teams? Was everyone at LSU and the NFL wrong about this kid or was it, he was overrated coming out of high school?
This post was edited on 7/13 at 1:17 pm