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THE ONLY THING I'M ADDICTED TO IS WINNING--CHARLIE SHEEN
People also tend to forget that scouts don't get to the tape mainly until the off season. It's like making predictions with your mouth or you wallet, when it's your selection then you watch every ounce of film, you talk to players, coaches, gf's, their dogs, etc. That's why guys start sliding or rising in the off season. Film is 80%ish of an evaluation, it's not stats, it's not what your team does.
LT is a 1-2 rounder, just look at the trends. However, I am of the belief that you do what is best for your long-term success. I don't think simply getting to the NFL is LT's goal, I am sure he wants to succeed in the NFL. You can get better teaching in the NFL, no doubt, but QB's and players fall back on natural tendencies. Real live reps is what can overcome this, so getting those reps in college for another year would be smart. The draft stock can go up, but ultimately another year under the belt without being on the NFL clock can be beneficial.
If LT is a 1-2 rounder then he will be expected to produce quickly, unless a team in the 20's stashes him for 1-2 years. If he's taken early second to be the QB of the future, then he'll be starting for a crappy team. Crappy teams are crappy for a reason, so learning on the job in the NFL doesn't work awesome for everyone. Boom, you are a backup all of a sudden. Every college player who goes to the NFL is a project, so getting to the NFL hoping people help you out is putting a lot of faith into a system where coaches get fired or leave every 3 minutes.
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