I gotcha now V. I think you said it best earlier when you said the NFL rule was simply poorly written. The age is irrelevent and you are right that the NFL is trying to do some mutual back scratching with college football.
I do have to say that no matter what I think of how the NFL and NCAA have gone about this...I have to say that I agree with it. The NFL gets a system to recruit, develop, and scout the best athletes available. The NCAA gets some mileage out this for prestige, recruits, and MONEY. I think a lot of athletes gets something out of the rule as well (believe it or not!); they get some opportunites to go to college when they might not have otherwise.
Who's the Man?... J-Man, that's WHO!
Eat 'em Up, KATS!