Hello There, Guest! (LoginRegister)

Post Reply 
Players missing bowl games for NFL draft
Author Message
goodknightfl Offline
Hall of Famer
*

Posts: 16,334
Joined: Feb 2004
Reputation: 219
I Root For:
Location:
Post: #11
RE: Players missing bowl games for NFL draft
(11-27-2017 06:51 PM)hawghiggs Wrote:  Good for them. They should be thinking of what is best for them. Everyone else does.

This, If you are a guaranteed lock top 15 pick, I wouldn't play.
11-28-2017 09:21 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
bullet Online
Hall of Famer
*

Posts: 23,009
Joined: Apr 2012
Reputation: 484
I Root For: Texas, UK, UGA
Location:
Post: #12
RE: Players missing bowl games for NFL draft
(11-28-2017 01:33 AM)Wedge Wrote:  Can't think of a single good reason why a player like Williams who is pretty sure of going in the first three rounds of the NFL draft would need to play in the Cactus Bowl or the Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl.

I was surprised he came back at all. He did make a huge difference in that West Virginia game.
11-28-2017 09:42 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
BadgerMJ Offline
2nd String
*

Posts: 401
Joined: Mar 2017
Reputation: 19
I Root For: Wisconsin / ND
Location: Wisconsin
Post: #13
RE: Players missing bowl games for NFL draft
(11-27-2017 06:51 PM)hawghiggs Wrote:  Good for them. They should be thinking of what is best for them. Everyone else does.

If the guy is a potential first round pick with guaranteed money, I'd absolutely skip the bowl game. The only exception MIGHT be if you were in the playoffs/championship and winning could help your draft status.

Get hurt and drop out of the first round means giving away millions of dollars.

Only a fool would throw away that much money for a bowl gift bag.
11-28-2017 10:21 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Wedge Offline
Moderator
*

Posts: 12,628
Joined: May 2010
Reputation: 377
I Root For: California
Location: Bear Territory
Post: #14
RE: Players missing bowl games for NFL draft
(11-28-2017 10:21 AM)BadgerMJ Wrote:  Get hurt and drop out of the first round means giving away millions of dollars.

Only a fool would throw away that much money for a bowl gift bag.

Michigan TE Jake Butt tore his ACL in the Orange Bowl last season and dropped all the way down to the 5th round in the NFL draft after being projected as a 2nd round pick before his injury. He still hasn't played at all for the Broncos and will spend the entire season on the injured reserve list.
11-28-2017 11:32 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Gamecock Offline
1st String
*

Posts: 1,808
Joined: Oct 2011
Reputation: 59
I Root For: South Carolina
Location:
Post: #15
RE: Players missing bowl games for NFL draft
I don't think it will become as common as many people are predicting. For the most part guys wants to go out and play with their teammates.
11-28-2017 04:33 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
The Cutter of Bish Offline
All American
*

Posts: 2,870
Joined: Mar 2013
Reputation: 78
I Root For: the little guy
Location:
Post: #16
RE: Players missing bowl games for NFL draft
(11-28-2017 04:33 PM)Gamecock Wrote:  I don't think it will become as common as many people are predicting. For the most part guys wants to go out and play with their teammates.

I'd split the difference and say it becomes more like NFL preseason games 1 or 4...guys go in for a series or two and that's it. That's what I think is more likely to happen this year with top talent, more than guys just not playing at all, though, I think this year will see an increase in that to last year.
11-28-2017 04:56 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
USAFMEDIC Offline
Heisman
*

Posts: 5,461
Joined: Jun 2010
Reputation: 134
I Root For: MIZZOU/FSU/USM
Location: Biloxi, MS
Post: #17
RE: Players missing bowl games for NFL draft
While I realize the chance of injury involved, they are still quitting on their teams. That said, I remember McGahee destroying his knee in his last game. 04-cheers
11-28-2017 05:08 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
ken d Offline
Heisman
*

Posts: 7,935
Joined: Dec 2013
Reputation: 289
I Root For: college sports
Location: Raleigh
Post: #18
RE: Players missing bowl games for NFL draft
(11-28-2017 05:08 PM)USAFMEDIC Wrote:  While I realize the chance of injury involved, they are still quitting on their teams. That said, I remember McGahee destroying his knee in his last game. 04-cheers

If they leave school after three years, when they first become eligible to be drafted, they are also quitting on their team. What difference does a meaningless exhibition game make?
11-28-2017 07:54 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Policiious Offline
All American
*

Posts: 2,724
Joined: Dec 2013
Reputation: 18
I Root For: NU, NIU
Location:
Post: #19
RE: Players missing bowl games for NFL draft
Will be very surprised if Justin Jackson plays for the NU Wildcats in their bowl, 4 straight 1000 yard plus seasons. He has nothing to prove in a bowl. Good thing the Cats have been working Jeremy Larkin (Barry's son) into the offense
11-28-2017 08:07 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
msm96wolf Offline
All American
*

Posts: 3,151
Joined: Apr 2006
Reputation: 90
I Root For:
Location:
Post: #20
RE: Players missing bowl games for NFL draft
If a player is a top 10 first round pick, I understand sitting out. Otherwise, the bowl could help move the player up in the draft. One example, Chubb at NCSU will be a first round pick. I don't think he is in the top 10 yet so a bowl could help him but I would understand completely if sits out the NCSU bowl game.
11-28-2017 08:26 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 




User(s) browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)


Copyright © 2002-2017 Collegiate Sports Nation Bulletin Board System (CSNbbs), All Rights Reserved.
CSNbbs is an independent fan site and is in no way affiliated to the NCAA or any of the schools and conferences it represents.
This site monetizes links. FTC Disclosure.
Powered By MyBB, © 2002-2017 MyBB Group.