Owls Leaving Early
OwlPT15 saidThis isnít a huge surprise, he was a top high school player that has had a lot of hype bestowed on him and has probably been focused on the NFL for awhile. Iím not mad and I hope he makes himself some money. I think he had a lot of room for improvement but weíll see.
The only guys I thought really might be able to leave early were Motor (undoubtedly the best FAU player Iíve seen since Alfred) and Rashad Smith he isnít a great tackler but he gets his nose in there and has good range.†
If the person you are hearing rumors about isnít Smith then Iím going to be pretty surprised.†Posted On: Dec 5th 2018, 8:28 PM
Smith is only a sophomore†
Rashad Smith - Football - Florida Atlantic University Athletics
owlsdad saidSmith is a Junior - listed as such on the FAU site and has 3 yearsí worth of stats. †But isnít the rule you have to be 3 years removed from high school? †If so, even RS Sophomores or even Sophomores who went to a military or prep school after graduating high school for a year could declare.
Rashad Smith - Football - Florida Atlantic University AthleticsPosted On: Dec 6th 2018, 7:22 AM
Oops lol. But yeah itís 3 years removed.†
But I think he is a NFL player as well. Even when Azeez was healthy I thought he was the better linebacker. He has shown over the past couple years to be a capable pass rusher, run defender, and really developed coverage skills this year.†
owlmart saidI feel like Durante could have raised his stock with a good year in 2019. I know the counter is he could blow out his knee, so hard to fault anyone for declaring for the draft early. Best of luck!Posted On: Dec 8th 2018, 11:59 AM
This assumes he learns how to not drop passes and remains academically eligible, which would mean graduating before the next season.
The more you look at this decision, the more it starts to make sense.