Commentary

Bradford could go outside the top 10

Originally Published: October 26, 2009
By Todd McShay | Scouts Inc.

Sam Bradford's decision to enter the 2010 NFL draft was obviously a very difficult one.

Bradford has shown nothing but good intentions throughout this process. He is clearly a team player and wants to do anything he can to help the Sooners win. Unfortunately, his return to school as he tried to battle through the initial shoulder injury (suffered against BYU) has backfired. Shutting it down now in order to have surgery on his injured throwing shoulder is the right move for Bradford -- regardless of his plans next season.

All reports indicate that Bradford will enter the 2010 NFL draft if surgery goes as planned. If that's the case, Bradford has obviously come to grips with the business aspect of his current situation. Instead of gambling on the risk/reward opportunity of returning to Norman next season, Bradford is simply cutting his losses.

Now the question becomes, how much has he lost?


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