The Bradford situation left a bad taste in everyone's mouth: return to compete again for a BCS championship, go down in the first game, return later in the season and get reinjured, and possibly lose millions of dollars and the prestige of the No. 1 pick overall while remaining sidelined for the rest of the season.
No player wants that, regardless of how much they love their team.
So between the rumor of a rookie salary cap in 2011 and the threat of injury looming over the breakout players of the year, the safe bet is usually to leave early.
Here are 10 players for whom leaving is the safe bet, and whether the draft buzz is there or not, my advice for each would probably be: take the money and run.