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This whole thing has a very J'covan Brown feel to it....btw, does anyone know where young J'covan is these days? I couldn't find his name on an NBA or NBADL roster...we sure could use him right about now! Hope we're not saying the same thing about Davis next year as he rides the bench on an NFL team or practice squad...
We'll talk when Texas has 10 more enter the NFL draft... Jeffcoat is likely a 1st or 2nd rounder... Hicks would be a 4th thru 6th... Malcolm Brown or Joe Bergeron would be more impactful than the backs leaving LSU.
Losing 1 Junior is different than have 11 Juniors / Sophomores enter the draft...
It hurts our starting lineup badly
You are one special idiot - have you always hated UT, or is this a new thing?
Man, some of you guys are pretty brutal. Wish nothing but the best for Davis. He had his ups and downs here but he def seemed to mature as time went on. Who can hate on a guy for going out and trying to get paid? Think about it this way, you're always one injury away from having no career at all. I think he can be a solid WR in the NFL down the line; an NFL talent QB is gonna do wonders for him.
Finley and Charles sat a while before they got their opportunity.
That said - Mike could have used another year IMO. Oh well, good luck Majic Mike... would have loved to see you continue to rise on the UT all time receiver list. I hope you kill it in the NFL.
This is nothing like J'Covan Brown. Mike potentially could have improved his draft stock next year to a 2nd rounder, whereas J'Covan had maximized his potential. Coming back to college for his senior year wasn't going to make him an NBA player, so he's now making a nice salary in Greece in a career that has at most a 15-year lifespan.
Not sure if this is directed towards me or not, but I am certainly not "hating" on him. I don't know all the circumstances behind his decision - maybe his family needs the money badly. Who knows. However, he is VERY likely to get a higher draft spot if he waits another year.
He isn't like VY or Earl Thomas, guys who had a lock on the first round and by all means should have gone pro. He basically had one year wasted with GG, and the last two have been subpar since Ash has been getting up to speed. He stands to gain a lot by waiting a year. Best of luck to him either way.
Wow that was fantastic! I hope he's loving the greek food! .....kid should have stayed at least one more year and got on an NBA roster IMO...
He wouldn't have made an NBA roster if he did stay. He's undersized, slow, a bad defender and not a true pg with questionable shot selection. He's not an NBA player. It would have been nice to have him this year, but he made a good decision.
Yea, I'm with the poster above... J'Covan had reached his ceiling. The NBA was never in the cards for that guy.
It's a poor decision when you are a pretty good but not great receiver at this point in your career, have made no highlight reels nor spectacular catches like we see from at least one receiver ever single weekend, are not going to be drafted on the first day and may not be drafted before the 4th or 5th round.
It's a bad decision when the offense next year is going to be uptempo with more plays and more passing giving you an opportunity to hone your skills and increase your odds of (1) being drafted at all (2) being drafted in possibly the 2nd or 3rd if you stay in college.
It's a bad decision when pretty good wide receivers are a dime a dozen and that particular position often gets relegated to later rounds because pretty good wide receivers are a dime a dozen.
It's a bad decision when you leave and you are not all conference, It's a bad decision when you have not outgrown college ball. It's a bad decision when it greatly reduces your chance of being successful at the next level and sticking there for years.
utkaluman597 and others scolding posters for believing Mike is making a bad mistake, I'm not hating on Mike Davis at all. I wish him the very best. But when you leave early you better damn well be sure that you are a high draft pick at a need position and that you are big enough, fast enough, strong enough and have elite hands to beat out the very best across the nation.
From watching no less than 6-8 games per Saturday including the non-automatic qualifier conferences, I can tell you that there are some pretty incredible players that fly under the radar - except with the pro scouts. There is going to be a half dozen receivers that you've never heard of that will to be picked before Mike Davis.
This is not a question about whether you are having fun or how bad you think you need the money, it's about how much money you are about to lose over your lifetime by gambling on what some scout told you in a best case scenario.
This post was edited by TexasBlackjack 18 months ago
Depends what his goals are. If his goal is financially driven, it was a very poor decision. If his goal was to get to the NFL as soon as possible, then he'll probably get his wish, although another year in college would probably give him the ability to have a much longer, more productive pro career.
This seems to be a very short-minded decision. If he was thinking big picture, he'd see value in another year of college ball.
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