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Oregon QB Justin Herbert has been a consensus Top-10 NFL draft prospect and for many, the expected top quarterback available come April, but those hopes are gone for 2019. 

Herbert announced Wednesday, after much speculation throughout the year, that he will be returning to the University of Oregon for his senior season. 

A number of NFL teams that will be picking near the top of the draft had been scouting the junior quarterback all year with hopes that he would leave school early. Those teams now need to move on to Plan B. 

You don't often see accomplished college players make this decision, especially in today's climate, as the day and age of getting to the pros and getting paid as quickly as possible while doing everything you can to avoid injury. Herbert just defied that logic. 

Some are speculating that Herbert chose to come back to play with his brother, who will be attending the University of Oregon in the fall as a tight end on the football team. 

That sounds like as good a reason to come back to school as any, but only time will tell if this decision will pay off or hurt Herbert. Although, it's pretty tough to improve your stock when you're already considered the best quarterback in the draft. 

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