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Devin Street tweeted he will announce if he's staying or leaving today at 5pm via twitter.
What do you guys think? I think he stays
I say he comes back
I say that if there is any shot of being drafted in the upper half at all he'll go.
What we have seen writ large in the past in that star PITT players bolt at the earliest opportunity possible. There is zip loyalty to the program when there is any chance at decent $$$ to be made.
In other words if his NFL draft prospectus came back between rounds 1-4 I think he goes.
This post was edited by rkohberger 18 months ago
I think he stays and Pitt dodges some bullets with our best DL, best WR, and a starting CB coming back next year.
The team would have been very hard pressed to replace Donald and/or Street. Their coming back will buy us some time to develop some other impact players at those positions.
Let's get another receiver to "Foster the People" like AB!
I think a good reason he comes back is cause of PC. PC could of bolted but he's a man of his word and showed he wanted to be here. If PC left and was headed to Wisconsin next year there is no doubt in my mind Street would go pro. Street will have Engram to coach him up yet another year and that's a huge plus.
Street goes pro, and Foster signs with Pitt.
I think if Street is projected to be drafted in any round, I think he's gone. The main reason - he's already been at Pitt a long, long time. Time to move on and take his shot.
Personally, I think he needs to add some mass to play in the NFL, but it looks like he may not have the type of body that's going to bulk-up very much more...
Wow, that's an interesting question. I haven't seen Foster play; and have no idea what the competition he played against was like. If this were the NBA I'd have to go with Foster just because of the potential he had. But, for the NFL, Street may have the upper hand because of success against known competition.
Nonetheless, that's a great question.
No way. Foster is an elite recruit but elite recruits fail all the time. Look at Derrick Williams at PSU a few years ago
Not necessarily he made a significant turnaround from the 2011 season to the 2012 season. Just imagine what he could do this coming year. He's not stupid he knows the money is there. I think as of now he's a 5th or 4th round pick. Is that enough for him to leave early? I don't think it is. If he stays he could be a second/third round pick the following year.
That leads me to this question: How much should the NFL pay major colleges for using them as a developmental league?
I don't think they should get paid anything. Simply because there are plenty of NFL stars that come from smaller colleges. Yes most of them come from major colleges but what is your terms of major colleges?
I don't buy that Pitt is much different than any school here.
Who should have stayed? Why?
Baldwin was a no brainer
Shady, a no brainer
Fitz a no brainer
Revis a no brainer
Lewis? Was he going to improve anything staying in school?
Hynoski? - TG didn't use a FB. Why stay?
Greg Lee - OK, dumb move it seems
Personally, I think Street would be dumb to leave. But, that's just my opinion.
This post was edited by GibsoniaPanther 18 months ago
He's tall enough, fast enough and hands are decent enough to play in the NFL.
He's no-where near tough enough or strong enough to play in the NFL. How many times did you see him hurt himself just by diving or putting in a little extra effort for a poorly thrown ball?
What he needs to do is come back and devote himself to the weight room getting bigger and stronger. Then he needs to pray that Savage wins the job and he doesn't have a RS or True freshman throwing him the ball next year.
THAT is what i was saying with regards to Steve Adams. But it holds true for ANY top athlete at all programs where there is no realistic shot at glory.
Pitt basketball and football both have not proven to be contenders for National Titles. We won a regular season title in hoops .. ok. But that's not keeping kids at Pitt for basketball. And Pitt football certainly isn't looking like it's a step away from glory. Matt Barkley .. Tyler Hansbrough .. those two examples come to mind first. But you'd probably find a bazillion kids who stayed a little longer than they had to .. when glory was within their grasp.
LOL....I was going to post the same thing. Michigan's mammoth OT, a surefire top 20 pick in the NFL draft stayed. A Pitt player with a remote possibility of being drafted in the 6th round...LET ME OUT OF HERE!!!!!
He is as good as gone.
He's dumb. I would tell him that too if he was my son. For the handful that stay, there are already like 70 that declared.
It's not a Pitt problem. Ask Romeus if he would make the same decision again.
i hope he comes back.
the offense will definately be improved next year. the o-line will be much better, shell should be much improved, i think tinker can have a breakout year after finally getting himself healthy and getting some game eperience. plus incoming bluechip boyd...street will be the main man next year.
this year, shanahan was either the main target or they split the receiving load, but next year street can be the feature wr.
Yep I knew he would
It's the right move. He wouldn't have been drafted, IMO. If he has a big senior year, then he's looking at a decent initial contract in the NFL, even if he only lasts a few years. Plus, he'll have a degree and an entire extra year of free room and board.
Good for him. I can't wait to see how much he improves next season.
Who improves more street or shell?
Shell has a higher ceiling, and really needs to become a well rounded back (see blocking assignments), so it would be easier to say him. But if Street wants to become a top 3 round pick, I'd say he will need to improve more.
With those as the base line, I'd say Shell improves more.
Yeah since shell will be the primary back it's going to be easier for him plus the offensive scheme. Street really made great strides this season compared to 2011. Engram helped out a lot and will be a big factor again.
i think there are a lot of guys that we could see breakout next year. im going to make a thread devoted just to that.
im glad street chose to come back. My guess is he'll be a stat sheet monster next year
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