Andrew Luck's Decision: A.J. Green Now the Big Winner in the 2011 NFL Draft

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Andrew Luck's Decision: A.J. Green Now the Big Winner in the 2011 NFL Draft
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Andrew Luck has decided to stay in school and bid adieu to all the guaranteed money the NFL would have thrown at him this year had he declared for the draft.

Granted, the labor uncertainty and the possibility of a rookie salary cap probably weighed into his decision, but no matter what, Luck was going to get paid.

There is no salary cap on endorsement deals.

But this brings up a real good argument for mock draft enthusiasts and the NFL in general. It was assumed Luck would declare and that he would go No. 1 overall. This set up the draft boards a certain way.

That's not going to happen now, so let's look at how this will affect the top five picks.

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