I think Luck has said that they'll be looked at on a case-by-case basis.Dynamofan1 wrote: ↑Fri May 24, 2019 9:20 pmSpeaking of the player pool...
Does anyone know what XFL policy will be toward kids who have graduated high school who want the $ now rather than go to college?
The possibilities are pretty cool in my opinion. For example if a kid isn't really interested in studies why not play 3 good years in XFL ,develop as a pro (minor leaguer) and enter the NFL draft when eligible. AND won't that free up a scholarship to a kid that wants the degree.
Plus it could cause NFL to change their draft eligibility rules. Furthermore in theory why couldn't XFL SELL a player who becomes NFL draft eligible to the NFL. In other words when a kid has come out of high school and played 3 years in XFL, then he is NFL draft eligible. But if he's under contract with XFL and wants to jump leagues and enter the NFL draft,why not force the NFL to pay a fee to trigger a release clause in the XFL contract. Players could be valued much like soccer players are. Is this feasible?
But don't think it'll change NFL eligibility. Marcus Dupree went that route with the USFL and ended up tearing his knees apart. It's incredibly risky and most players would rather redshirt a year and play the two years of college ball (and the free college credits in Basket Weaving 101) than take a mediocre salary in a second-tier pro league that could jeopardize their NFL career down the road.
Besides, if a player is not disciplined enough to sit through a couple years of college, they're probably not disciplined enough to play at a high level against professionals. There are no shortcuts to success.