In his Mailbag today in response to a question about how Kirby can keep the underclassmen who aren’t first or second round draft pick quality from leaving the farm early, Seth Emerson takes a couple of swings at a horse I’ve beaten to death ($$):
… Still, in (almost) every case you also have to consider whether that player was going to improve his draft stock by staying that extra year in college, a year they weren’t going to be paid.
That’s why allowing players to receive name-image-likeness money will be another win-win for players and colleges.
I mean, it really isn’t that hard. If you care about these players staying home for the betterment of the program, I don’t see why you would not favor giving them an obvious incentive to do so.