Bryant is not close to being ready for the NFL.
Posted: Jan 1, 2014 4:20 PM
Everyone talks about how he has kids and doesn't like school, but those aren't valid reasons to compromise your future and earning potential by going after quick money.
If he truly cares about his kids, he will think about his long-term earning potential. A great senior season, which I fully think he is capable of having if he returns, will assure him of a high draft pick. Along with that comes a nice signing bonus and excellent contract. His future will be secure if he does that.
Leaving early means nothing is guaranteed. He would probably not get a signing bonus, and wouldn't even necessarily get a contract. If he performs, he might end up having a nice career. But being a lower round draft pick, he won't have as much of a chance to prove himself.
If he doubts this, he should talk to Derrick Hamilton. He was equally as talented as Martavis, and left after his junior season. He did nothing in the NFL. I'm not sure what he is doing now, but without a college degree he probably finds it rough to make ends meet.