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NCAAF: Why Locker Didn’t Go Pro

December 19, 2009

Despite a proclamation by ESPN’s Todd McShay that  Jake Locker would/should/could be the first overall pick, a league source tells us that Locker didn’t receive a first-round grade from the Advisory Committee. The source concedes that Locker might have still be drafted in round one given the value of the position, but the source insists that McShay was flat wrong in his assessment of Locker.

The source concedes that Locker might have still be drafted in round one given the value of the position, but the source insists that McShay was flat wrong in his assessment of Locker.

“That’s the problem,” the source opined.  “McShay is clueless.  Up until three weeks before the 2008 draft, he said that [Kentucky’s] Andre Woodson would be a first-round pick.  He went in the sixth and is out of the league.”

“The problem I have with people like McShay saying stupid things is parents and others who ‘advise’ these kids think McShay knows what he is talking about,” the source said. “And they believe him before they believe the Advisory Committee.  Then, when the kids go a lot lower than projected they are pissed and/or depressed. . . .  This stuff happens every year and we have to deal with the broken hearts because people who don’t know what they are talking about put visions of grandeur into young players’ heads.”

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