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West Virginia Mountaineers quarterback Will Grier is following suit of many that have come before him in recent years. With NFL aspirations on his mind, Grier has elected to skip his final college football game in order to begin preparation for the draft.
As mentioned, this has become a growing trend in college football over the past 5-10 years. With so much money on the line and the risk of an injury that could end it all with one bad play, it makes sense for players who have already proven themselves to be worthy of NFL consideration.
Players fear that they could turn into someone like former South Carolina standout Marshon Lattimore, or even UCF's quarterback McKenzie Milton, who suffered a gruesome knee injury over Thanksgiving weekend and is now fighting for his playing career.
We have even seen some players take it to the next level. Ohio State's stud pass rusher, Nick Bosa decided to take the entire year off and leave school completely to prepare for the draft. Although there are no "one-and-dones" in college football like there are in college basketball, this could turn into the equivalent.
While the decision almost always makes sense from the player's standpoint, you can imagine this is just about the last precedent the NCAA wants to set in college football.
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