Originally posted on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 1/16/12
It’s easy for me to sit here and talk about how dumb Darron Thomas must be to leave Oregon and enter the NFL draft a year early. If you look at it from a deeper level, though, you might come to realize what I have: that Thomas might just have made the right decision. As Oregon’s all-time leader in touchdown passes, Thomas helped take the Ducks to heights the team had never before reached, including a 12-0 regular season in 2010 and an appearance in the BCS national championship. He also threw for 268 yards in Oregon’s first Rose Bowl victory since 1917. So, to be sure, Thomas was a great fit for Chip Kelly and the innovative Oregon offense. And, after seeing Oregon’s 2012 football schedule, it’s easy to realize that Oregon has the best track to make it into next year’s national title game. Knowing that, it’s hard to imagine why Darron Thomas, a player with little to no NFL future, would give that up and declare himself for the 2012 draft. Until you remember where it is Thomas c...
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