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OT: local boy Bryce Thompson undrafted

GarnetBeamer

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Saw where he left early and went undrafted. Signed as UDFA with New Orleans. Kid got some bad advice from someone, or just made a dumb decision on his own.
 

ToddFlanders

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As bad of shape as USC is in - UT is rock bottom (and more to come with NCAA sanctions). He could have tried the transfer portal to find a great team for next year (he would have had some real options), but even that is uncertain. Seems he was in a no-win situation.
 

macaroni#

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Definitely a terrible decision. Anyone know what sort of relationship he currently has with his High School Football Coach (Dutch Fork/Tom Knotts)? Wonder whether Knotts had any advice for him?
 

grippercock

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Wasn't he the guy that had some brushes with the law? NFL teams don't want those type players off the field especially when they are not even first round talent.
 

viennacocks

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Definitely a terrible decision. Anyone know what sort of relationship he currently has with his High School Football Coach (Dutch Fork/Tom Knotts)? Wonder whether Knotts had any advice for him?
It didn't matter if he left this year or next. Talented enough to play in the NFL but a bad apple. He wasn't going to get drafted next year either. Good gamble for N.O. Hope Bryce can pull himself together.
 
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BobbyBReloaded1975

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Wasn't he the guy that had some brushes with the law? NFL teams don't want those type players off the field especially when they are not even first round talent.

Tyreek Hill and Joe Mixon say hi . You are correct however . Without those off field issues both those guys would have been top 10 picks probably
 
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