I was flipping through the channels last night and briefly stopped on Fox Sports Southwest (ugh) and they had a tease that Oklahoma signee Adrian Peterson might jump to the NFL draft. I'm willing to guess that there's nothing to that tease and that Fox Sports Southwest is just blowing smoke...BUT... How delusional does a kid have to be in order to really think that they can go into the NFL from high school? The sad thing is that there are going to be a ton of kids signing with agents next year if this ruling is upheld. There are going to be kids who won't see the difference between lining up against a 190 lbs. lineman in high school and facing Michael Strahan or Kyle Turley or Brian Uhrlacher. We've already got two rounds worth of juniors declaring for the draft every year. I just don't understand how IGNORANT so many of these athletes are to the value of a college education. Even some of the ones who are in school (and have little or no shot at pro ball) are just taking random classes with no intent on working toward a degree. I remember taking classes one step above intro-level as a sophomore and seeing 5th year seniors in there. For what its worth, I think it's different for baseball and basketball players. Baseball takes years to develop and kids just get a headstart by jumping. In basketball, those who don't want to go to college and don't get drafted can still make a living playing in semi-pro and foreign leagues. There's no such viable thing for football (unless you count Arena league).