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According to Hondo
See, this one bothers me. The guy was good, but could be much better if he improves his technique. Outside of the Georgia game last season, he was never dominant (although he was very good several times--this year's Wisconsin game comes to mind).
He's making a mistake and passing up on a lot of money, but oh well... good luck.
how is it possibly a sinking ship. Yes sending guys early to the NFL is such a terrible thing!!! If anything this shows the strenght of our program. Dumbass.
Until a source better than Hondo says it I will remain unsure, but if true then I want to know who is advising him. He is simply not ready to play in the NFL yet, and one more year would put him as the number two defensive end in the draft (nobody is unseating Clowney next year) This one is frustrating.
Oddly, Gholston might be the easiest to replace. He is probably about 50% of what he could be. It's a shame that we wont get to see him realize his potential at MSU.
Oh yeah 7-6 with a putrid offense and sub par recruiting class coming in......Oh yeah sending these guys out early is really helping us right now...give us a couple games where you play well and go get drafted in the 5th round where we rarely hear your name ever again....this is dog shit
To die in ann arbor is redundant
3 guys have gone pro and none of the 3 are a lock to be a 1st rounder. One of those three might be a 2nd rounder but more likely we are talking about 3rd round and beyond. I do understand Bell going pro he took a pounding and the life span of an NFL RB is only a few years. Of course Bell could end up like Edwin Baker as well.
He won't draw the double teams (at least initially) that frustrated him throughout the season. Here's hoping he doesn't follow his cousin's success in the NFL.
I see Michigan State as a destination, not a stop.~Mark Dantonio
"Guys, we weren't even on the map at the beginning of the season, you all know that. We just kinda worked ourselves into the situation."MD
Order of who should have stayed
As long as Dennard and Bullough stay, I can deal with this.
This post was edited by VenomousGDuck23 15 months ago
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Baby Dwight Schrute?
Dennard already said he was staying, and Bullough never even looked for input from the NFL advisory committee. They're staying.
So, you're assuming that "desire to win a Rose Bowl" factors very little into any of their decision calculus?
All these dudes got to feed their babies....just saying
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I agree that sending guys to the NFL is a good thing for a college program, but it definitely does not translate to strengthening a program. Take Illinois for example. They've had a number of players leave early over the past few years and make it in the NFL, yet they have not benefited.
Gholston said he was staying too so I don't believe anything until the deadline to declare has passed.
"This is the strangest life I've ever known"
Jim Morrison (1943-1971)
if they were that good we would've won more games last year
Back 7 on D will be best in conference and we will be fine at DE
We've got depth. We've got numbers.
While I think Gholston had the most to gain by returning to MSU next year, lets not forget this guy has a family to take care of now.
I bet the Worthy injury factored in.
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Gholston had the most to gain byb staying another year, he has 1st round ability, he just needed to improve his technique and motor so he could have 1st round production. My predictions: Sims 2nd round, Bell 3rd round, Gholston 4th round.
What bothers me is when people think they know better than the person making the decision.
The guy has a young child. We have no idea what his financial situation is. We have no idea what could happen to him next year injury-wise.
What we do know is that his size and speed make him an attractive draft prospect. His workouts or the combine could raise his stock even more considering he's a physical freak.
Lets not pretend to know better than the person making the decision.
I think he is leaving a yr too soon, but the fact that he just had a new baby made the decision for him. I think he compares a lot to a guy who came out last year Quinton Coples from North Carolina and went to the Jets. They both play a 3-4 d end due to their big stature and ability to play the run well. I think Will will do pretty well at the combines and move his way up to the second round based on potential alone. Wonder if some scouts will compare him to his cousin Vernon with all the god given ability but zero production in the NFL. Hope you're ready Calhoun.
He's not making a mistake. He'll get his money.
It's not a guarentee that if he comes back that he'll improve so much that he'll move up to a first round pick. Do you not think he has tried to improve his technique in his first 3 years? Why would all of a sudden he improve so much in the 4th year?
If (like many on here imply) he was held all the time or double teamed on every play, NFL scouts will notice that and grade him out accordingly. If those claims are true, you could easily see Gholston move into the first or second round this year.
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