I want our players to make the NFL and get paid. However, I wouldn't complain if some of them chose not to leave early for the draft and stick around for their final year.
Current Mock Drafts have ZERO Michigan players going in the first round. If this holds up, will this encourage some of our highly talented juniors to stick around for their last year to try and improve their draft stock (and therefore contract money)? My understanding is first rounders tend to get a much better contract than players in the 2nd or 3rd round.
CBS Mock Draft out today - 0 Wolverines in the 1st round.
Pro-Football Focus Mock raft out 4 days ago - 0 Wolverines in the 1st round.
At the start of the year I thought a lot of that highly talented junior class would declare for the draft early - now I am wondering if we keep more of them.
Of course, if we win out, we'll get more attention from NFL scouts as we display superior abilities...which would be great too!