8 college football stars who decided to skip bowl game

9Sitting out doesn’t negatively impact draft stock

Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports

Star college football players have started to recognize that sitting out an exhibition during bowl season won’t negatively impact their NFL draft stock.

Once a team has officially been eliminated from the national championship hunt, the risk greatly outweighs the reward. Serious injuries have occurred in bowl games, dropping high-round possibilities to Day 3 project picks.

And that slip can be worth millions of dollars. The 2018 bowl season will be missing more than a handful of excellent players.

Nick Bosa is not included because he left the Ohio State program while recovering from a season-ending injury, but he’s worth the mention.

Here’s who decided to skip the bowl game.