While his head coach and some members of his family considered it to be the wrong decision, USC quarterback Mark Sanchez decided to skip his senior year of college to join the NFL draft. Obviously Pete Carroll wanted him to stay at USC for another year because it would have made the Trojans one of the favorites to win a national championship next season, but personally I think Sanchez made the right choice. With Sam Bradford, Colt McCoy, and Tim Tebow all deciding to stay in college next season, Sanchez vaults up the draft board into a top-five pick, maybe even #1 overall.
That’s a lot of money, and frankly the only way I could see this back-firing on Mark is that if he gets picked first and goes to Detroit. Not only would he be playing on a worse team than the one he was on in college, but think of the drop in talent of the local ladies. This could be devastating. Which is why Mark needs a good agent to make sure that the Lions realize he isn’t the quarterback they need, so I am kind of worried that Sanchez’s choice of his brother may not be the best decision.