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Scott Wright
08-10-2007, 09:18 PM
According to his mother Arkansas RB Darren McFadden plans to go pro after his junior season.

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=2969546

Turtlepower
08-10-2007, 09:21 PM
According to his mother Arkansas RB Darren McFadden plans to go pro after his junior season.

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=2969546

Yeah I saw that. I always think it is a bad idea to announce something like that now. If I was on Arkansas then I would be wondering if he was playing for the team or himself.

HoopsDemon12
08-10-2007, 09:22 PM
Yeah I saw that. I always think it is a bad idea to announce something like that now. If I was on Arkansas then I would be wondering if he was playing for the team or himself.

well even so... he has to do good this year to be a high draft pick.. he will be playing hard.. atleast they know they need to start recruiting some runningbacks... and with him leaving... now incoming freshman might commit hopeing to get his suceess?

BamaFalcon59
08-10-2007, 09:25 PM
He, unless he suffers a serious injury, is essentially a top 10 pick regardless. Not a great move to say it now, but I think it was obvious. Unless John Stewart from Oregon steps up big time in the production department McFadden should be the first RB taken, likely in the top 5 even with a mediocre season. JMO.

soybean
08-10-2007, 09:29 PM
i think a lot of it has to do with the Arkansas coaching staff, i think that's the real reason he committed so early.

Vikes99ej
08-10-2007, 09:38 PM
He just jinxed himself, just like AD did last year when he said midway that he was going pro unless he got injured, and WA-LA, he gets injured, and he drops several spots in the draft thanks to that collarbone injury. I'm sure happy it worked out that way, though :)

Flyboy
08-10-2007, 09:59 PM
Not that it's plausible, but if I were ever in that position I would immediately let my intentions known to go pro as well.

Caddy
08-10-2007, 10:01 PM
I really think this decision should be made after the season is over. You can never predict what is going to happen in football.

Geo
08-10-2007, 10:37 PM
I'm always in favor of junior RBs declaring early. It's a young man's position and better they spend another year in the pros than in college.

doingthisinsteadofwork
08-10-2007, 11:06 PM
good to hear but not suprising.

princefielder28
08-10-2007, 11:12 PM
The right choice

Sniper
08-11-2007, 12:30 AM
Wouldn't you want to get out of that zoo in Fayetteville?

fenikz
08-11-2007, 12:36 AM
I don't know if this needs to be publicly announced but if I was a coach I think it would be an advantage knowing that he will be leaving after the season so I could prepare for it, maybe even start giving Felix Jones some more carries

WMD
08-11-2007, 01:31 AM
I don't think he should've announced it this early.. but it's not like he's forced to go pro, even if he has a bad year.

Packers-Cardinals
08-11-2007, 05:08 PM
It's a smart move by McFadden. He's already a projected 5 pick and going back for his senior year would be idiotic. By going back, he would only risk getting injured.

ATLDirtyBirds
08-11-2007, 05:15 PM
I'm always in favor of junior RBs declaring early. It's a young man's position and better they spend another year in the pros than in college.


I agree. I just look at it as another NFL season their legs/bodies can withstand.

Splat
08-11-2007, 05:23 PM
Just shocking news wait no its not.

gbpackers0065
08-11-2007, 06:10 PM
Could it have the Tiki Barber effect on Arkansas?

HoopsDemon12
08-11-2007, 06:33 PM
Could it have the Tiki Barber effect on Arkansas?

i actually didnt think they were gonna do very well this year... i mean the basically have McFadden, Jones, Monk and Harrison... there isnt really that much left.. they lost a lot and having hte same type of season with dick at quarterback... wasnt gonna happen

MichaelJordanEberle (sabf)
08-11-2007, 09:37 PM
I'm always in favor of junior RBs declaring early. It's a young man's position and better they spend another year in the pros than in college.

I agree. RB is probably the only position where if you're high ranked, you have very little benefit of going back for another year. Everywhere else, there's stuff to learn and go back. RB is the same thing, from HS to the NFL, save for blocking and receiving.

no love
08-12-2007, 01:22 AM
Why does everyone keep saying he announced. His mom did, that her bad, not his.

RaiderNation
08-12-2007, 02:32 AM
future raider rb????? mcfadden michael bush combo sounds good to me

ChewyRaven318
08-12-2007, 02:56 AM
I don't think his mother's words have as much of an impact as his own. Chances are that he will disspell the rumor himself, to ease the minds of his teammates/coaches. It's fairly obvious that he'll declare when the time comes though. He's certainly ready for the pros.

underscore
08-12-2007, 07:01 AM
Chances on him going to any classes this semester?

someone447
08-12-2007, 12:04 PM
If I were a coach I would prefer my star player announce his intentions for the next year before the coming season. It gives you a tremendous boost in recruiting. Imagine you are a RB recruit contemplating Arkansas. The coaches are recruiting you hard, and are telling you McFadden is leaving. Are you automatically going to believe them? I know I wouldn't, I would want to hear it from McFadden. Coaches will lie to get you to commit to their school. Once McFadden leaves, I know I have a shot at playing time, making it much more likely for me to go there.

bigrich88
08-12-2007, 12:50 PM
this is news? i thought it was expected by everybody that he was going to go pro

Addict
08-12-2007, 05:35 PM
He, unless he suffers a serious injury, is essentially a top 10 pick regardless. Not a great move to say it now, but I think it was obvious. Unless John Stewart from Oregon steps up big time in the production department McFadden should be the first RB taken, likely in the top 5 even with a mediocre season. JMO.

2 words: Quentin Moses.

Ho0k Em'
08-12-2007, 05:44 PM
2 words: Quentin Moses.

Not even close to the same

Addict
08-12-2007, 05:55 PM
Not even close to the same

highly rated, messed up, became third rounder. just saying it happens

P-L
08-12-2007, 07:30 PM
Plenty of prospects tumble after turning out less than expected seasons. Maybe not necessarily as far as Moses, but to say it won't happen is foolish. Before last season you were laughed at if you didn't have Brady Quinn as the #1 overall pick. In four of the past five drafts, the pre-season "favorite" to go #1 overall didn't end up going as high. Only Eli Manning was able to live up to his billing.

gator3guy
08-12-2007, 09:23 PM
highly rated, messed up, became third rounder. just saying it happens


Their is zero chance McFadden goes in the third round no matter what kind of season he has. He's a light year's better prospect than Moses. And lets be serious, McFadden may not have a season like he did last year but he will still be damn good and the best RB prospect in the country.

Brsch57
08-23-2007, 03:31 PM
he is going to get picked high anyway.