Minor League Football Could Help Stem the Tide of Draft Busts

May 10, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Every year, at least one team in the National Football League makes a first round draft pick that they will come to regret a few years down the road.
Busts happen in every sport and to every team. If you don't believe me, you can look at a dozen or more lists of draft busts in every sport for proof.
The problem in the NFL is that there is no safety net for teams. They select and pay these hopefuls from day one to be part of the 53-man team roster.
In baseball, things are different. Pitching phenom Stephen Strasburg, selected first overall by the Washington Nationals and the very definition of "hype," was not immediately added to the team's active roster and sent out to play on the same field as the veterans.
Instead, he was started out in the team's minor league system. He will likely have a quick rise to the majors, but he has, nonetheless, received valuable seasoning in the minor leagues.
Almost every baseball player begins their career with a year or several...

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