What will the first "high school to pro" draftee b

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What position will the first "high school to pro" draftee be?

Quarterback
0
No votes
Runningback/Fullback
3
20%
Wide Receiver
3
20%
Tight End
0
No votes
Offensive Line
1
7%
Offensive Line
1
7%
Defensive Line
2
13%
Linebacker
0
No votes
Safety
1
7%
Cornerback
1
7%
Kicker/Punter
3
20%
 
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What will the first "high school to pro" draftee b

Postby Justice Hog » Thu Feb 12, 2004 5:20 pm

As DEHog says:
it's only going to take one team to draft some kid and he ends up doing OK...then all he!! gonna break lose b/c team will feel the pressure like the NBA to find the next Kobe, KG and James. It's a sad state of affairs but it's also reality!!


So, I guess we all need to admit it.....some day we're gonna see some kid come directly out of high school into the pros.

Coming to the realization that it will, in fact, happen. What position to you think the first "high shool to pro" draftee is gonna play?
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Postby DEHog » Thu Feb 12, 2004 5:34 pm

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Postby hailskins666 » Thu Feb 12, 2004 5:54 pm

IF and notice that was a big if, :lol: a highschool player makes it, i think it will be a kicker/punter that dosen't have to be beaten down by the physical part of the game.
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Postby DEHog » Thu Feb 12, 2004 6:41 pm

I think it will be on either line some big kid 6'3 320, as the saying goes it's hard to coach height or in this case BIG
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Postby skinsfaninroanoke » Fri Feb 13, 2004 1:38 am

I just don't believe it will happen anytime soon. There is too much to learn at the collegiate level that isn't taught at the high school level. There is competition that you can't find at the high school level. Play calling is not even close to the college not to mention the pro level. At least there are some colleges successfully running schemes like the run and shoot and NFL type defenses. Even so - there are so few college players who rate well enough to make it in the pros I don't see a team risking a pick on a high schooler.
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Postby dallasisdead2004 » Fri Feb 13, 2004 9:09 am

hailskins666 wrote:IF and notice that was a big if, :lol: a highschool player makes it, i think it will be a kicker/punter that dosen't have to be beaten down by the physical part of the game.


I couldn't agree more. and look at Freddy Adu (14 year-old soccer phenom), already contracted to play with D.C. United. Amazing things can apparently be done with your feet when your are young.

And a kicker/punter has nothing to worry about... :roll: except maybe getting smashed to pieces on a botched snap :D
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Postby redskincity » Fri Feb 13, 2004 9:19 am

A Receiver, because kids are bigger, taller and stronger. They will most likely face smaller corners who dish out less punhisment :wink:
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Postby Warmother » Sat Feb 14, 2004 8:33 am

I agree with Redskincity about it being a WR but even though a CB might be smaller they will still hit harder and are just as fast as any HS player. Not to mention the first time a HS player try's to catch a pass over the middle where the bigger Safteys and LB roam.
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Postby noshirtforyou » Tue Feb 17, 2004 7:48 am

The only way I see a RB from high school to the pros is to return kicks.
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