Tommie Harris of Oklahoma and Michael Clayton of LSU have recently decided to leave college early for the NFL bringing the total up to 19 so far. Here is a link to a list of all the names of players leaving early: LINK TO LIST FROM YAHOO.COM Larry Fitzgerald of Pitsburgh and Maurice Clarrett wanting to leave early brings up another debate. The NFL has a rule that a player has to be out of high school 3 years before they are eligible for the draft. Is this a good rule? Should a great athlete who is a poor student be forced to sit out a few years because his grades weren't good enough for college? I don't think many have sympathy for Clarett, but Fitzgerald would be eligible now if he hadn't gone to a prep school to get his grades up before college. The NFL says the rule is there to protect the players because they aren't physically ready for the punishment of an NFL season. The NBA doesn't have a similar rule and the result is players trying to jump straight from high school to professional with few being ready. With the success of a few like Kobe Bryant and LeBron James, the temptation to jump straight to the pros only gets stronger. You don't hear much about the players that don't make it and regret their decision to leave early. I have mixed feelings on the topic myself. I don't like seeing players leave school early or jump straight to the pros, but I don't think it is right to make them stay in college and risk injury if they are ready to make the transition. What do you think? Should the NBA adopt a rule similar to the NFL? Should the NFL ever allow early entry?