When kids consider coming out early for the NFL, they can get some kind of assessment as to where they might go in the draft. This helps them make some kind of rational decision about whether to stay or to go. I wonder if someone couldn't put together something similar with the portal - give the kids a realistic idea as to what their chances are out there.
What did he expect? He looked like he had never played the position for most of his time here. He should Have been grateful to get to receive a free college education and be allowed to ride the bench for four or five years. Seems like a nice kid but whoever whispered in his ear that he needed to enter the portal should be removed from his life because they did him a real disservice.
That's a shame. I'm sure he knew the risks but the pull of wanting to play is strong. If he didn't get a real shot at playing last year with as much as DJ struggled in games, he' never get one this year.