The restriction to going pro out of high school or in your first two years is between the NFLPA and NFL’s collective bargaining agreement. Also college kids may not want to get paid a celery last be classified as a professional which may hurt other potential opportunities. The idea, from the colleges perspective, is to get a deal for the non-stars (majority) versus the high price QBs and WRs
You’re right about college kids not wanting to be paid with “celery”.
Just kidding. 🙂
But if you are going to get involved with “Collective Bargaining”, you go all or nothing. Lock these kids into a salary and contract. There will be no need for NILs or the transfer portal. If a football or basketball player wants a college education, he can pay for it just like the rest of the REAL students on campus.