The NFL scouting combine is often an important event in helping evaluate draft prospects, but the league is considering restricting college players declared academically ineligible from the event, according to CBS Sports’ Bruce Feldman.
The NFL is considering the rule “because of the increased scrutiny on the maturity and commitment of the prospects entering the NFL.” This is an attempt by the NFL to assist the NCAA to help strengthen academic commitment from student athletes, and prevent them from using college as a means of passing the time before they get to the league.
Still, potential NFL prospects shouldn’t be forced to care about school. They’re football players, and the NFL is a job specifically made for them.
If they can’t pass History 101 or Geography, that doesn’t hinder their God-given abilities that can help make a living for themselves, as well as their families
The deadline for NFL clubs to reach long-term agreements with franchised players is this Friday, and there has been no recent progress in the contract dispute between the Buffalo Bills and unsigned franchise player Jairus Byrd, who is regarded as one of the best safeties in the league.