The NFL draft restricting who can enter is self-serving, hypocritical and borderline socialistic. Colleges use it to create continuity and remain relevant. The NFL uses it to ensure prepackaged stars and to provide a steady flow of talent.
Rapper Snoop Dogg, via his Snoop Football League, has a much bigger effect on college football recruiting than most people realize. Tim Keown investigates and profiles this, from the January 10, 2011 issue of ESPN The Magazine.