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    Quote Originally Posted by short ornery norwegian View Post
    If Winfield makes it through the entire season healthy, it will be the first time he's done that in his career. I would not be shocked if the NFL people suggested that he should play another year in college to show what he can do.

    The NFL is not like the NBA. They don't draft guys after one year based solely on potential.
    Winfield is having an all American type season though. So they wouldnít be drafting him on potential.


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    Quote Originally Posted by short ornery norwegian View Post
    If Winfield makes it through the entire season healthy, it will be the first time he's done that in his career. I would not be shocked if the NFL people suggested that he should play another year in college to show what he can do.

    The NFL is not like the NBA. They don't draft guys after one year based solely on potential.


    Gotta disagree...Mitch Trubisky was the second overall pick after playing one season. They draft guys by combine results more often than on field play. It is more on potential than the NBA in the NFL. The NFL is based on measurables...how do you test, measure, interview etc. Then, itís oh wait, anybody seen this guy play?

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    Winfield has two things going against him. Height, which I won't think will matter much in the end since it didn't bother his father and injury prone. If he stays one more year, it will be to prove he put two injury free seasons together. But I think you'll see him go after this one and I'll be happy we had him as long as we did.
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    I hope he gets a shot @ the NFL. Selfishly I would love him to stay but given his injury history it seems more likely he goes after this year.

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    I really doubt he's going after this year. What NFL team would take him in anything but the late rounds now when he's missed 17 games in 2 years from 2 separate major injuries? I'd think it's in his best interest to play at least another season and show he is durable so teams will be more willing to use a higher pick on him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 60's Guy View Post
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    Gotta disagree...Mitch Trubisky was the second overall pick after playing one season. They draft guys by combine results more often than on field play. It is more on potential than the NBA in the NFL. The NFL is based on measurables...how do you test, measure, interview etc. Then, it’s oh wait, anybody seen this guy play?
    And he’s now played himself into insignificance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoGophersUMN View Post
    I really doubt he's going after this year. What NFL team would take him in anything but the late rounds now when he's missed 17 games in 2 years from 2 separate major injuries? I'd think it's in his best interest to play at least another season and show he is durable so teams will be more willing to use a higher pick on him.
    He was probably always going to be a late rounder anyway. Tyrone Carter won the Jim Thorpe award, and was a 4th round pick, due to his small stature.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparlimb View Post
    Winfield has two things going against him. Height, which I won't think will matter much in the end since it didn't bother his father and injury prone. If he stays one more year, it will be to prove he put two injury free seasons together. But I think you'll see him go after this one and I'll be happy we had him as long as we did.
    His dad was a cb though not a safety. You don’t see many small safeties in the nfl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by btowngopher View Post
    His dad was a cb though not a safety. You donít see many small safeties in the nfl.
    Maybe he can switch to a nickel role in the nfl, and return kicks.


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    TC played safety in college. Don't know if that has any relevance with our star Winfield.

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    Back to the title of this thread. Would there be a scholarship available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlw4gophers View Post
    Back to the title of this thread. Would there be a scholarship available.
    There are always scholarships available. Some kids cool on the U of M.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoGophersUMN View Post
    I really doubt he's going after this year. What NFL team would take him in anything but the late rounds now when he's missed 17 games in 2 years from 2 separate major injuries? I'd think it's in his best interest to play at least another season and show he is durable so teams will be more willing to use a higher pick on him.
    He would have played a full year completely healthy and is playing at an All American level right now and will likely test extremely well at the combine. I would guess forty in the 4.3's. I think he has a good chance to go in the first 3 rounds.

    If anything his injury history is more of a reason to think he would declare as he wouldn't want to risk that happening again to him in college.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dlw4gophers View Post
    Back to the title of this thread. Would there be a scholarship available.
    We currently have 23 commits and the max number you can sign is 25 so we do have 2 more spots available, plus the possibility of one or several commits decommitting or having a "mutual parting of ways." We also have 7 DB's committed so the question is would we take another? None of them would have the immediate impact this guys would though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 60's Guy View Post
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    Gotta disagree...Mitch Trubisky was the second overall pick after playing one season. They draft guys by combine results more often than on field play. It is more on potential than the NBA in the NFL. The NFL is based on measurables...how do you test, measure, interview etc. Then, it’s oh wait, anybody seen this guy play?

    The NBA drafts WAY more on potential than the NFL. It's not even close. Every single year there are boatloads of first team All Big Ten/ACC/Big East and All Americans that go undrafted. In the CFB if you are an All American than have a great chance at getting drafted and if you are first team All Big Ten then you have a good chance at being drafted. Ultimately if you are a good college football player, you have a good shot to play in the league. If you are a good college basketball player that is a senior, you have very little chance of making in in the NBA.

    And in the NBA you have guys like Skal Labissiere who averaged about 6 points and 4 rebounds and was a first round pick. Deyonta Davis and Stephen Adams averaged about 8 points, 6 rebounds and were first round picks. Kelly Oubre and Zach Lavine averaged about 9 PPG and were lottery picks. You never ever see someone that had that little production get drafted in the NFL.

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