Austin Jackson declares for NFL Draft

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  1. Poodlemothra

    Poodlemothra Junior Member


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    I think it's less a mind set and more of a "what's left for me here" thingy. There will be no Conference Championship, nor a CFP trophy, so he made the right decision.
     
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    The difference is Najee has good coaches at Alabama. Jackson is better off going to the NFL to get better coaching.
     
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    I think this is somewhat of a surprise move. He needed another year to really develop. Drevno is a proven elite OL coach (at least historically) so you can’t really claim he won’t get quality coaching from his position coach. Jackson didn’t grade out as a first round draft pick from initial reports so I don’t understand why he would rush to be drafted in the 3rd round instead of putting in the necessary work to become a first round pick as his upside suggest he could be. Big payday difference from 1st to 3rd round that’s not made up in a year. Plus he had a chance to work his way into All American status as well to solidify his college career. Now he just goes down as a guy that never reached his potential and never made a significant impact on the program or nationally when he had all the potential to do so. Can’t necessarily fault him given all the negativity from the fan base that’s only been putting a damper on the situation. Fight on either way!
     
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    Yeah, he's leaving because of all the negativity from the fan base. LOL Even though several of you want to keep calling him a 3rd rounder, that is not what the mock draft experts are saying as has been quoted in this thread.

    Drevno is an elite coach? Let's say slightly above average coach but looks much better after Callaway showed he was probably the worst OL coach in the power 5.
     
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    A mindlessly stupid decision by Harris. Running backs have about a 5 year career average, Najee is wasting one playing for free, with a high risk of injury.
     
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    Air raid offense lineman do not typically go high in the draft and with the nfl trending back to more running plays, I understand Austin leaving.
     
  7. usc1011

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    Yep.........Harris probably got a nice bonus in his Christmas gifts.
     
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    Would you like that Maserati in red or black, young feller?
     
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    Not a good sign for our O Line next year. Good move for Austin, he’ll get drafted in the top 60 picks.
     
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    Meanwhile, we are left spinning our wheels with this coaching staff.
     
  11. CoronaTrojanFan

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    Wish him the best.

    Hard to say if its a good decision or not - over the years some USC OL players have flourished and some have not - as some have suggested there are off-the-field considerations that might be the reason for leaving so from that standpoint hope things work out.
     
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    Great person and a potentially great LT. I'm sure Slovis is not looking forward to having someone else protecting his backside. Austin may have struggled against Iowa's monster DE but who wouldn't? I thought overall AJ had a solid season.
     
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    I don't know about your projection. I'm not saying I agree with it, but I saw one with Jackson as the No. 13 pick overall. He might need to develop a little more strength and get a little meaner, but to me he is a great athlete with tremendous upside. (Sorry if I sound like Mel Kiper.)
     
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    Don’t fool yourself into thinking that it is all about lack of development at USC. Any college athlete will receive better coaching and develop faster in the NFL regardless of who is coaching him at the collegiate level. There’s also more pressure to perform in the NO Fun League, but they are getting paid very well. Moreover he’s likely to receive a signing bonus which will help his family right away.
     
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    It's also the player's 40 hour/week job. No classes or other distractions...and you're going up against far better players every day. You'd better develop faster in the NFL
     
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    one of the few bright spots on the team last year... fight on Austin Jackson! there is a reason we took 6 linemen in this class of 12 players
     

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