Two members of the Green Bay Packers did their graduation walks over the weekend. First-round pick Jaire Alexander graduated from Louisville and running back Aaron Jones graduated from UTEP.
Both players had some Packers flavor in doing so.
Alexander unveiled his jersey under his robe after receiving his degree.
— LouisvilleFootball (@UofLFootball) May 12, 2018
Jones, who the Packers selected last year, took it a step further.
He also wore his jersey, but decorated his hat in Packers colors too.
— UTEP (@utep) May 12, 2018
Good for them. I feel like a lot of players don’t have a plan for life after football
It’s nice that they got their degrees, but I never understood the whole “OMG, you left college to make more money playing football than you will in your entire life! How irresponsible!” Some guys have to strike while their draft stock is hot. It doesn’t take much to go back to school for a year, and if they’re too lazy to ever go back then I’m sorry but they probably weren’t very interested in finishing school in the first place.
Some guys benefit from sticking around to play another year in college. Others end up getting injured or expose themselves for the turds that they are. Then there are guys who enter the draft early, become a superstar and never look back. It depends on the player
Agree. College isn’t for everyone, but it is nice to see some of these guys go back and complete their degrees after leaving to go to the NFL. The majority of guys don’t make it big in the NFL and need a fallback
Plus, Aaron Jones was probably able to attend the entire winter semester. It’s not like the Packers had anywhere to be in January and February lol.