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Obviously, we've all heard the talk about potential closures of college campuses during football season and things of that nature in related to the COVID-19 crisis. So the question becomes: What effect do we think that may have on the 2021 draft class? How may the NCAA handle eligibility in this case? Would Trevor Lawrence, for example, not come out until 2022 now? How players make decisions about whether to stay as underclassmen is going to be really interesting to watch. What kind of ripple effects do you think we will see? 

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It won't affect any of the top players.  the NFL stipulates that a player must be three years removed from HS in order to be eligible, not that they were in the NCAA three years.  If they don't play at all, the middle of the pack underclassmen will probably opt to stay another year and increase their stock.

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On 5/24/2020 at 12:51 AM, SpacemanSpiff said:

Obviously, we've all heard the talk about potential closures of college campuses during football season and things of that nature in related to the COVID-19 crisis. So the question becomes: What effect do we think that may have on the 2021 draft class? How may the NCAA handle eligibility in this case? Would Trevor Lawrence, for example, not come out until 2022 now? How players make decisions about whether to stay as underclassmen is going to be really interesting to watch. What kind of ripple effects do you think we will see? 

It looks like some schools are already reopening campuses for football and basketball.

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On 5/26/2020 at 7:16 AM, THE DUKE said:

Not a chance.  There will still be 100+ underclassmen declare

This is not the place for this, but how dumb is it that they can’t declare and still go back to school if they don’t get drafted? 

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On 5/30/2020 at 12:57 PM, MOSteelers56 said:

This is not the place for this, but how dumb is it that they can’t declare and still go back to school if they don’t get drafted? 

It's incredibly dumb, they should be able to go the same "advisor" route that basketball and baseball can and let them return as long as they don't sign with an agent or take money.

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