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Miami Runningback Willis McGahee and wide receiver Andre Johnson have both entered themself in the NFL draft, and McGahee says he will not take the 2.5 million in his insurance policy. This leads to a couple of questions for me.

Is McGahee making a mistake?
Sure McGahee can't play this year, but with that much talent somebody has to take him somewhere in the draft don't they?
Mel Kiper says Andre Johnson will go third in the draft (never realized he was that good) is this true?
Miami loses this year's starting QB, starting HB, and number 1 receiver, is it possible for them to reload again next year?

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At QB Miami has that Brock kid who transferred from Florida.
At HB they have the original starter ahead of McGahee who went down in pre-season workouts.
As for McGahee turning pro, this has to mean he wasn't going to be academically eligible for the spring semester or he had a deal with an agent. Coming off a blown out knee, he's probably at best a 4th round pick, which means he won't be making close to his insurance policy until after 3 years.

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I think McGahee is doing the right thing.

Now, he'll be able to rehab with a professional football team, with its littany of skilled doctors.

Had he stayed, he'd have had to rehab and 'go to class' and there was no guarentee he'd be getting his job back next year with Gore returning + Jared Payton + whatever blue chipper the Canes sign this year and next year.

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Since: 11.1.02
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Peter King projects McGahee as a mid-2nd or third round pick.

To paraphrase what King said on PTI today, "Knee injuries aren't as scary as they used to be."

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McGahee is the perfect Al Davis pick.

He is making the smart move here for the reasons odessa said. McGahee will miss next season and has no guarantee that he will have a job in 2004. That will kill him for the 2005 draft.

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McGahee is making the right decision, go to the NFL where a team will spend whatever it takes to get him back up to par, where he doesn't have to worry about school, and from what I understand he doesn't give up the 2.5 mil until he is active for 4 games. Hell I hope if he is available at the end of the 3rd round the Raiders do take him.

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Evilwaldo: You and I must be on the same mental plane or something. When I first heard McGahee was coming out, I thought to myself, "This is exactly the kind of player Al Davis loves to draft..." ... and the Raiders will need him because they'll definitely have to give up either Garner (possible, not likely) or Wheatley (likely) in the offseason in their trek to manage the worst cap situation in league history ($45.6 million over - they have to get under before they can sign anybody, so they'll have to clear even more than that...)

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I'd love to hear the reasoning on why he gave up the insurance policy. This is a good move by McGahee for all the reasons said above. The guy will go on the first day of the draft, Dallas anybody?

As for Johnson. From what I've seen of the guy, he was Miami's go to "wide reciever" this year. Winslow was the real star of the whole recieving core.

And yes, Miami is already restocked and loaded for next year. McGahee leaving probably makes Coker's stomach settle as he won't have to sit the kid on the bench for the next couple of years. Gore and Payton are both standouts. I do see the Cane's losing a couple of games next year by the result of having a rookie qb.

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I just don't understand this move. Ever since Bill Parcels have left NE he has always been a 'win this year, the hell with the cap' type of coach. He has 2 at most 3 years left with the cowboys before he leaves.
- calvinh0560, Cowboys win Henson sweepstakes (2004)
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