Darron The NFL Draft??

Darron Thomas Entering NFL DraftNo one was surprised when future stars like Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III and Trent Richardson elected to forego their collegiate eligibility to enter the NFL Draft.

On the other hand, what happened in Eugene, Oregon was a real head scratcher. 

Oregon Ducks quarterback Darron Thomas announced that he had hired an agent (the controversial Drew Rosenhaus) and would enter the April draft, giving up his collegiate status, even though NFL scouts say he won't even be drafted. 

Why give up your senior season to become a free agent?

Rumors are rife in Eugene that Thomas is scholastically ineligible and/or that looming NCAA sanctions against Oregon chased him out of town. 

It's all speculation now of course, but still quite puzzling.