Rock's House thread on Trevor Lawrence's NFL Rights
by Gabby (2019-01-10 16:03:13)

Why aren't Football players treated the way hockey players are when it comes to the draft? Obviously players might not be physically ready for the NHL at 18 but they can be drafted.


Because football is used to support most other athletic
by cm_4_nd  (2019-01-10 18:40:51)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

programs at most schools. Water down the quality by letting kids leave after their freshman year (or straight from high school), and risk losing interest and $.

Also, only 14 people watch college hockey.


Understood. I don't understand the double standard.
by Gabby  (2019-01-10 18:52:14)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

How can the NCAA treat student-athletes different from one another?


The NCAA has nothing to do with draft eligibility.
by Jwill77  (2019-01-10 19:56:32)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

The rule that is being discussed is an NFL rule. The MLB and NHL do things different because they have minor leagues to develop players. The NBA also does things differently (one and done).

The schools, conferences, and NCAA have no say over what entrance requirements those leagues have.


I get that but the NCAA is very strict about student-athlete
by Gabby  (2019-01-10 20:06:07)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

rules. Football players can't put themselves into the draft after year three and see where they land. Then come back to school if they wish. It appears the Hockey student-athletes can do so and stay eligible. Isn't that what cost Braxston Banks his eligibility?


Hockey players don't "put themselves into the draft."
by rick  (2019-01-10 20:24:54)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

They become eligible when they are old enough.


And when they did do so electively, it cost eligibility.
by Mr Wednesday  (2019-01-10 23:33:22)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

The NHL has changed their rules, so it's no longer an affirmative decision that players can make at 17, but there was a time when it did happen.

Not to mention the whole Major Junior penalty, which really has no analog in any other sport.


The professional leagues dictate the rules for drafts
by DakotaDomer  (2019-01-10 19:31:38)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

I’m 90% sure