Sam Bradford is entering the 2010 NFL Draft. The announcement that Sam Bradford is declaring for the NFL Draft in 2010 may come as a bit of a surprise, not just because Bradford is only a junior in college. The biggest thing that will come as a surprise is the way his college career will come to an end. Bradford plans to go through with season ending surgery that will end his days as a college level quarterback, and begin preparing himself to enter the 2010 NFL Draft. It’s a decision that had to be difficult for the star of the Oklahoma Sooners, but it’s also one that many people are quickly going to question.
Sam Bradford won the Heisman trophy last season when he passed for 4,720 total yards and threw for 50 touchdowns. He posted an amazing quarterback rating of 180.84, and those numbers caused his stock to go through the roof as a possible NFL prospect. Bradford decided to come back to Oklahoma to play his junior year, but two injuries have limited him to only 562 passing yards, and that is going to be the extent of his college totals. Now he will be hoping that his first two years in college will show that he can do well in the NFL, and that a team is willing to take the risk on him when it comes to the 2010 NFL Draft.
Injuries to players in the year that they are heading to the NFL Draft often lead to a drop in how they are viewed on draft day. Sam Bradford has put up 8,403 passing yards and 88 touchdowns during his career, but the question will become whether those numbers will be enough to make him a high draft choice. He has decided to end his college career at Oklahoma a year earlier than anticipated, but if Bradford feels that he is going to heal from his injury and be back to the top of his game, maybe he is indeed making the right decision. The problem for him though, could be that there are a number of quarterbacks which will be appearing on the 2010 NFL Draft lists around the country.
The Oklahoma Sooners are going to have to take their first step as a team without their star quarterback, and while they are still a pretty good team, Bradford has been the cornerstone of this college for three years now. By declaring himself eligible for the 2010 NFL Draft, Bradford is taking a big risk that former Heisman Trophy quarterbacks have also taken. Now he just has to hope that his stock is more along the lines of a Peyton Manning rather than a Charlie Ward when it comes to college quarterbacks who once dominated on Saturdays.
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