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His exact quote on the NFL combine telecast.
"I was shocked when Ace Sanders came out. He ran well, he's a great return guy, but I was totally stunned he came out as a junior though, I really thought he could have helped himself by staying one more year at South Carolina."
Now MIke Mayock is the best in the business IMO. Anybody want to come in this thread and say he's wrong?
rmctmadovich disagrees with you. You only have scar's interest in mind when you say it was a dumb decision for a kid to go out, even if they go undrafted FA.
Can't believe he didn't even consult the coaches.
Not saying he's right or wrong. None of us will ever know if it was the right decision or not. How would Ace have improved his chances by staying vs the risk.....would he have gotten faster. Why can't we just thank these kids for their 3 years of helping us win games, and support them in their decision.
Well I don't believe next years Draft is a deep as this years.
Ace should not have gone pro. Same with Captain, E Cook, Geathers, etc.
Gilmore, Alshon, Clowney, Lattimore, Rice should have.
You're crazy if you think Ace going pro was wise. He could very well not get drafted.
Clowney should and will and Lattimore made the right decision. Ace was a questionable decision and Tori Gurley made the wrong one too IMO. We've had many more make a bad decision than good IMO but our program culture has changed and less are leaving when they shouldn't than before.
"Those who live in the past are cowards and losers" -- Mike Ditka
His 40 time very well could have improved and he could have had a huge year.
WRs that are best served leaving early have seasons like Ace's career stats and 5+ inches on him.
Not saying he is wrong, but he is not infallible.
Agree that he does a solid job.
At this point, all of this is speculation. Ace is gone and no one knows for sure what would have happened had he stayed.
I honestly don't care, it's over, he's gone. I wish him well.
Two grand boys, Two state championships. 5-peat USC
Some people just can't admit they're wrong really. Pretty obvious Ace made a hasty choice that was influenced by people who didn't have his best interests at heart. I'm sure he was convinced he would ball at the combine, but he underwhelmed. Left a lot of dollars on the table. Nobody is suggesting that he doesn't have our support, but he made a bad decision that will cost him for a long time.
That's not true at all......
He should have came back and worked on his speed...route running....return game....hands.....all of the above....and Leadership...........with a big year like I thought he was setting himself up to have in 2013.....he could be the Tavon Austin of this draft....JMO...
Not only is Ace right to go pro, he should have sat out last season. Right Corey Miller and Tom Sorenson?
Why does it hafta be true ?
Someone please explain to me what Ace had to gain by coming back? As has been said exhaustively, he wasn't going to get faster or bigger. Was he ever going to have better film than his last game against Michigan? With teams kicking away from him his whole senior year on punt returns, was that going to help him? He made a calculated decision to go now while stock was as high as it was ever going to get. That 4.53 wasn't going to look any better a year from now and he would be a year older. His assets would be the same. Good hands, great off the break, and great elusiveness on punt returns. Speed and size never was and never would be an asset. Give the kid a break.
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