Originally Posted by dougdirt
No, I am suggesting without being forced to go to college, the NFL would have to have some type of development system and that this kid would have very likely had a chance to do that, rather than be literally be forced to do something he doesn't want to do, in order to go forward with what he does want to do. And that thing being forced upon him has literally no bearing on him honing his skillset for what he wants to do with his future. College isn't for everyone. But for athletes who want to play in the NBA or NFL, it is forced upon them.
Got it. That's a fair point. However I would argue that, while I agree that college isn't for everyone, Jones gets to go to college for free. He doesn't have the risk that the Average Joe does of putting themselves into debt for the benefit of an education.
I'd also argue that if you are the 3rd string QB at any college, you're chances of making it in the NFL are pretty slim. Maybe he should take advantage of the educational opportunity that is presented to him that he has earned with his athletic abilities?