Poor Choices: Bradford Enters NFL Draft

Keith QuarantoCorrespondent IOctober 25, 2009

DALLAS - OCTOBER 17:  Quarterback Sam Bradford #14 of the Oklahoma Sooners is tackled by Lamarr Houston #33 of the Texas Longhorns at Cotton Bowl on October 17, 2009 in Dallas, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Sam Bradford, who is having season ending surgery this week, has announced that he will be going pro if the rehab goes according to plan. The rehab could take up to 6 months for him to recover. 

Bradford looks like he made the wrong choice last year when he announced he would come back to OU. Matthew Stratford cashed in on Bradford's decision. Almost 70 million dollars worth. If McCoy or Bradford would have went pro they would have easily been ranked ahead of Stratford. Bradford was on top of the world before last years draft but maybe he did not want to be a Detroit Lion. That choice could end up costing him millions now that he stayed in college and hurt his throwing shoulder his stock is slowly dropping. The last QB that had as much hype as Bradford in college was Matt Leinhart. He would not have had that much competition against Aaron Rodgers or Alex Smith if he decided to go pro in 2005. Maybe he did not want to be a 49er. He ended up paying for it by sliding to AZ the next year.

Sam Bradford might become a prime example why college QBs on top of the world should turn pro. After injuring his throwing shoulder he should slide more then he would have if he went pro last year.