9Sitting out doesn’t negatively impact draft stock
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.