Okay, I was about to start a new thread on this, but noticed there are already too many. My thoughts: It looks bad, I mean, this is not MLB or the NBA, it's obvious the vast majority of these kids are simply not ready for the NFL. Hell, half the first rounders are already not ready for the NFL.
However, what I was going to start my new thread about was the future of NFL Europe. NFLE has already developed into a pretty credible NFL farm system, and I think teams would be willing to take some chances on young talent, and allow them to develop in the NFLE "farm-system". I don't neccesarily think this is a bad thing (okay maybe for college ball it is). Still, I think for the most part it would operate more like MLB, where very few of the really young guys can actually make the immediate jump to the majors, and would have to work their way up through the ranks; and a lot of these young talented players may be better served to develop in a system which greater challenges their talents and skills, rather than through playing college ball.
That being said, I still don't like the ruling, it will cause too many unproven players to forego their educational opportunities to chase the dream of NFL glory, and ultimately leave far too many of them high and dry.
"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."