One issue that I see
by bmoreirish (2019-01-09 13:13:48)

In reply to: the changes could be so simple  posted by jt

In baseball those high school kids go to the minors. The NFL has no such option at present.

Football players also have a shorter playing window than baseball players, so it is more imperative that they start earning as soon as they can.

I think yours is a good idea that does have a model, but I think having a professional developmental league would be necessary. Kids would then be able to decide whether they wanted to start earning right away, or take a shot at a bigger paycheck with stardom in college football.