At any one time, just over 16,000 college football players are draft eligible. And then only around 259 players will be drafted. That is 0.016% of the draft-eligible NCAA pool.
Of those players, about 60% will make it onto an NFL roster at some point in their careers. However, only about 35% of drafted players will make it onto a roster in their rookie season.
Those few that make an NFL roster will have an average NFL career of only 3.3 years.
In other words, if their career choice is only NFL career or Bust.... 😕
Several of y'all are sort-of neglecting the fact that TXSt is a better football team than we are at the moment, so that should also be a factor. Pair the opportunity to play with dad, along with playing on a better team, and you have a cause for concern. If Chad went to UTEP, I wouldn't be as concerned.
If it's just about playing under Chad, I suppose that's not out of the realm that he would want to do that in his final year. But that's where we need Coach Brophy and Coach Morris to remain in constant pursuit of him until he's on campus.
Thought this was interesting data posted elsewhere. Generally, transferring UP does not improve your NFL chances vs staying at a lower level and being successful. No shocker there, this matches what we've seen at SMU, but it is good for G5 talent retention to acknowledge it.