Urban Meyer, the coach of Ohio State, is of the opinion that college football players should be given more time to decide if they want to join the NFL draft. He says that the deadline given to underclassmen to announce their decision to join the NFL draft should be pushed back to give them more time.
Speaking a day before the first title match of the College Football Playoff, he said: “We would like to have more space, more time.” Ohio will play against Oregon for the national championship title.
After the finals of the four-team college football playoff this year, players will get slightly less than three working days to declare whether they would like to join the NFL or not. Players who have completed their high school a minimum of three years back are given up till Thursday to declare for the NFL draft, which is between April 30th and May 2nd in Chicago.
Marcus Mariota, the quarterback for Oregon who won the Heisman Trophy, is yet to decide whether he should stop playing with the Ducks. He said: “After this game is done, I’ll take a couple of days to make that decision with my family. We will obviously make the decision that’s best for us as a family.”
On the other hand, Braxton Miller, the Ohio State quarterback, as well as J. T. Barrett and Cardale Jones will return to the Buckeyes. Meyer has disclosed that Taylor Decker, the left tackle, and Adolphus Washington, the defensive tackle, will return to Ohio State.