You shake your head every year with some of the decisions made by college football and basketball players to turn pro early.
Not in the case of Michigan State defensive tackle Jerel Worthy. From all indications, he's not taking a bad gamble.
Far from it.
Worthy is projected as a "very high" NFL draft pick based on feedback he's received from the league and that Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio got from other scouts and front-office personnel.
At the very least, Worthy is expected to be at least a first-round pick, perhaps even early to middle of the first round.
What's more, he is close enough to graduating that he could have his degree before his first NFL game.
When a player is holding what amounts to a winning lottery ticket, as Worthy is doing, you can't blame them for foregoing the remainder of their college eligibility. In Worthy's case, that's one more year.
In situations like that, the college coaches can't be greedy. They have to support the player's move, even if ...