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There is always next year for a quarterback, until there is not

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News already trickling out about the possible top quarterback going back to school.

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One of the most dangerous aspects of the “wait til next year” group for a prospect is that... There is no guarantee.

When you have a chance to draft a player, quarterback or other, you have to do whatever it takes because who knows if and when you will ever get that opportunity again.

The 2018 NFL Draft was supposed to be the year that if you needed a quarterback you would have the opportunity.

Well, holes are already being poked in Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson for some reason (Note - I don’t agree with this take):

Meanwhile, it seems nearly impossible for Josh Allen to go any higher at this point, as the hype train is completely out of control:

Now, even better, Sam Darnold, one of the top prospects eligible to enter the 2018 NFL Draft, could be headed back to USC for more than just next year:

The talented signal-caller was a participant in the Elite 11 competition as a high schooler and he returned this year to visit and workout. There was buzz about Darnold's impressive showing in the QB competition at the event. However, when I asked the coaches/staffers what stood out about Darnold, they each mentioned his humility and willingness to learn. He's always asking questions and he doesn't act like he has all of the answers. I also had several sources close to Darnold tell me they wouldn't be surprised if Darnold played two more seasons at USC. As a redshirt sophomore, he can declare for the draft as early as 2018.

All of a sudden, a loaded class may be a one or two man class depending on if Josh Rosen responds from a shoulder injury in 2016.

Next year is always better, until it isn’t.