It's probably a safe bet to say it's PED-related, again. Jalin really needs to get it together if he ever wants to have a shot in the NFL again.
That's an answer to a question alright.
Hindsight is, and in, 2020
Makes sense. He wasn't tested prior to joining the Raiders.. tested, failed.. the end..
Went to Hamilton, not tested, not cut (yet)
As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster...
Might as well come up north-Cough, Cough
You dont have to be so Blunt about it.
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No one to blame but himself.
Agreed. His decision to leave OSU early is looking stupider by the year considering how many bridges he's burned already in the NFL.
Leaving tOSU early wasn’t the bad decision-he made the Jets roster as a rookie. Being dumb enough to get popped for weed/PEDs was the bad decision.
He went undrafted. One more season at OSU could've changed that (the difference between undrafted salaries versus drafted salaries is significant). Leaving early for the NFL just to go undrafted isn't what I'd consider a smart practice.
The signing bonus between drafted and undrafted is what’s significant; it’s primarily the only guaranteed portion of a NFL contract.
Unless Marshall could have lowered his 40 time down from 4.68, another year wouldn't have done much for his draft stock at his height.
Leaving early was probably a big mistake. Leaving early to get highly drafted is one thing (you're going to get a contract and a signing bonus etc), but leaving early and not getting drafted is a big mistake. With a school with the profile of OSU, another year could have really helped his stock and put him in a position to get drafted. He clearly has/had talent.
If his height and speed were an issue, all the more reason to stay in school and get the degree, that's the one guarantee he could have had for free!
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Wonder if he had any issues at OSU that were swept under the rug and he wasn't really encouraged to stay?
He did get suspended for the first game in 2015 (along with Joey Bosa, Dontre Wilson, and Corey Smith) presumably for weed. I have a hard time believing the program would tell him good riddance though over that. Lots of college football players smoke weed, it's not an uncommon practice.
ZS verified in one of the podcasts that it was indeed weed. idiots all of them
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I'll give credit to Bosa, he at least learned his lesson from that (and that incident was significantly out of character for him to begin with). He chose to live in isolation for the rest of the year so as not to risk jeopardizing his future (and he was originally rooming with Zeke who was of course a hard partier). But Marshall, Smith, and Wilson were all definitely idiots.
Getting caught smoking weed was significantly out of character for him? Lol
So if was out of character for Bosa, does that mean it was in character for the others, lol (and eye roll)!
Best believe that by the time a guy is suspended, it’s not his first time @ the rodeo (or getting “caught”) to be more specific. And that’s irrespective of his last name or his talent level, Bosa included!
Tough bizz. Probably looking for an edge. Don't condone it but understand the why.
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wish he would have stayed one more year at OSU
could have benefited from another year
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Bad decisions happen. Just hope he recognizes it and starts making better choices.
Is the suspension reversed after the NFL changes the policy? https://www.si.com/nfl/2019/05/21/nfl-nflpa-pain-management-marijuana
Weed isn’t a PED, I believe.
It isn't, but if I'm not mistaken the NFL does consider it a PED.
According to SI, marijuana is handled differently from all other substances, whatever they may be... https://www.si.com/nfl/2016/07/11/nfl-drug-policy-substance-abuse-suspensions-tests
Last time he got popped for PED's , not marijuana if memory serves.
C'mon man! Get it together. You've got the talent.
I'd rather be an hour early than a minute late.
Decisions, choices, consequences.
Jalen could be the poster child for the argument that the NCAA should let players that go undrafted come back to school.
They wanna make grown up decisions. Let em. But rules are rules. You wanna leave and suck. That’s on you . The NFL wants to draft you it’s on them. I feel the same way about coming out of high school to nfl. All of these enlightened 18 years who want to go to league should be able to. However if they ain’t ready mentally or physically then that’s a call they chose to make. Same with the teams who draft a kid who ain’t ready. It’s a buisness decision they have to make. No one to blame but man in the mirror.
Nick Saban had some great comments on this a few months ago. Essentially he said if you are not guaranteed to be a 1st/2nd round pick then the odds of you making it in the league for very long go way down. He talked about how the NFL is 100% a business and you will be chewed up and finished before you even know it. It really makes no sense for most players to leave early only to end up a mid round pick (or worse).
How do we know that he would have wanted to come back (rather than pursue the NFL dream as UFA), or that Ohio State would still have a scholarship available after their 2016 incoming class? (I suppose we could assume they would MAKE a scholly available, or that he would stay on the team without a scholarship).
tOSU will let him complete his degree for free. Playing for the Buckeyes instead of the Tiger-Cats-no-let the young men weigh the pros and cons of that-don't give them their eligibility back.
Hope it's not weed. Most guys will roll the dice on PEDs it's been pretty obvious when your safety in the NFL is the size of a fucking linebacker. Do you really want to be hit by that guy running a cross?
FWIW, I was told he was just done with school and he believed he would be drafted in the later rounds which he would have been fine with. Of course he didn’t get drafted, but it was a mix of immaturity, weed and the slower forty time that caused him not to get drafted. The talent is there, the maturity still must not be. He isn’t a bad kid at all, just needs to grow up more, hopefully before it’s too late (which it might be).
That's for sure not the answer we wanted. C'mon Jalin, get it together, you've got all the talent in the world!
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