Re: Bruce Ellington
The only player that made a mistake by leaving early was Hampton. With a great year he could have jumped up to a 2nd or 3rd round pick as opposed to being a 6th or 7th round pick. Sadly I think Quarles and Bruce came pretty close to maxing out their draft potential without a 1st Team All-American showing next year. Bruce torched it at the combine and still isn't being picked. Kelcy just wasn't going to test amazingly well at the combine and that was going to hurt him. If they believe they can make an NFL roster and get a 2nd contract then it makes sense to leave school because 1 round earlier (unless it is the 1st) does not come close to getting to the 2nd contract a year earlier financially. I wish all 3 came back but from a purely objective standpoint only Hampton should have.