Dan Rooney knows a thing or two about the inner workings of an NFL franchise.
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) -
Pittsburgh Steelers chairman Dan Rooney recently wrote a column published in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that urged underclassmen who are setting their sights on early entry into the NFL to stay in school.
Rooney's column stated the number of underclassmen entering this year's NFL Draft, which begins on May 8, has nearly doubled since the 2010 draft, from 53 players to 102. Some of the top players in this year's class are, and traditionally have been in previous seasons, underclassmen.
His argument is that a college education and diploma are much more valuable than a few years of additional experience in the league.