|Will 2012 be La Manga's swan song in Fort Worth?|
Could we be back to watching for a Frog to go in Round 1 next year? There are a few talented seniors to be on this year's roster that would love to be in such a lucrative position...but what about Casey Pachall? The NFL world has been very impressed by what Dalton was able to do as a rookie in Cincinnati, so how interested will they be in the guy who has already begun to break his records?
It's certainly a long time between now and the 2013 NFL Draft, but Scout.com has already compiled a list of the top prospects at each position that will have the option of declaring after this next season. They have Pachall listed as the 9th best quarterback prospect, and project him as a second-round pick. If he improves upon his first season as a starter against the tougher opposition of the Big 12, it's not beyond imagination that he could leap-frog a few of the guys ahead of him on that list and be faced with the choice to leave early for big first-round money.
There are a lot of variables that would go into such a decision- how Casey performs this fall, how scouts evaluate that performance, the state of the team going forward from 2012 into 2013, his relationship with the coaching staff, his personal financial situation and on and on. No one could say for sure what will take place over the next year, but what are your thoughts on Pachall potentially leaving school early after his junior year?