The NFL has a rule where you cannot enter the NFL Draft until you have been removed from high school for three years, which is quite a bit different than the NBA, where one-and-dones currently run rampant. University of Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, who just completed his sophomore campaign, says he has no issue with the rule:
“I honestly think that is a good rule,” Tua Tagovailoa said on The Zach Gelb Show. “I mean, I’d say because when you go the NFL, I mean, you’re playing against grown men. This isn’t something that you need to take lightly. And you’ve got to take into consideration that it’s a job. It’s a job when you go to the NFL, and just being able to stay in college for another year, for me — I mean, being able to hear all these people, these speakers come and talk to us, you know, about how to be accountable for your money. How to be accountable in things you do. You learn so many lessons before you even reach that stage, too, where when things do happen, you’ve heard it from other guys. You have contacts to go to.”
But let’s say the rule didn’t actually exist. Would Tagovailoa make the jump to the NFL right now?