NFL Draft Dodgers: NCAA Elite?

Steve StevensonContributor IMay 7, 2009

ENGLEWOOD, CO - MAY 03:  Quarterback Kyle Orton #8 particiaptes in practice during Denver Broncos Minicamp along with running backs LaMont Jordan #32, Knowshon Moreno #27 and Correll Buckhalter #28 at the Broncos training facility on May 3, 2009 in Englewood, Colorado. Moreno was the Broncos first round draft pick in the 2009 draft.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

With slim pickings and the NFL draft selection not nearly as prosperous as it could of been, some of the top names in college football last season have decided to return to school and dodge the NFL draft this year. 

Sam Bradford, the Oklahoma Sooners red-shirt sophomore in 2008, was honored as the 74th Heisman trophy winner. Bradford passed on a potential mega multimillion dollar contract and no doubt would of been the No. 1 draft pick is going back to school. 

If Bradford can repeat next year what he accomplished last year, his multimillion dollar deal waiting for him will most likely double. If the tides of change or that guy Murphy has anything to do with it, he could risk a career ending injury much worse than the finger injury he tried to down play last year. 

Should students be forced to play all four years of college eligibility and finish with a college education before entering the NFL draft? 

No. 20 Detroit Lions pick, Brandon Pettigrew, reportedly left school early to enter the NFL draft. 

The draft day rumors spread that Pettigrew purchased a $350,000.00 car. I say he made the right decision. 

Was this a college educated decision? That's your call. 

I just wonder if the draft dodgers were smarter or just SCARED!