Following up on another thread re NCAA players, and how amateur or professional they are, I think a fascinating study would be a followup on the careers of topflight players after they graduate.
It would be fascinating, and enlightening, if someone were to track the future of say, the 44 players who were starters in the Ohio State- Florida game last night. How many go on to Pro ball, how many have real careers, and how many just disappear having reached the only pinnacle they will ever climb?
I suggest, and it's only my opinion, that no more than 6 will ever play in the NFL, (and these are the BEST teams), maybe 8 or 10 will have a real career in their field of study, (not including Sales Reps where your name, and name alone, is your credential),
and how many just fall through the cracks of life.
I don't mean to demean any individual here. I just think it is a measure of the benefits of college ball to see what the end result is of young men being exposed to this opportunity for higher education.
Maybe such surveys have already been taken in the past. If so, I would like to know the results.
Any thoughts ?