Originally Posted by Assembly Hall
The NBA and NFL use the schools for their minor league system. The NBA created the "one and done" with their rules of entering the draft. And although the NFL draft rules seem to be set up right, it also forces kids to go to college that otherwise wouldnt. Both leagues could set up a minor league system.
I agree with you on the NBA. The NFL is a completely different animal.
Kids coming out of high school are not physically (or mentally) able to play at the NFL level. It takes years of development that makes college a necessity. Do you think a top QB prospect coming out of HS could learn a NFL playbook? Or even a Dorial Green-Beckham (top WR prospect and top overall prospect) would be able to handle being hit by a James Harrison or another NFL linebacker?
The problem I have with the NBA's old system of players coming out of HS is that it cheapens the college game. You might get one top 5 prospect who decides to go to college (Carmelo Anthony), and its usually for one year. That's why I've said the MLB model works the best, you have the option to go out of HS, but if not, you have to wait three years before reapplying.