On Sunday afternoon, the College Football Playoff committee unveiled its fourth field of four teams who'll battle for the national championship. While that's great for those teams and their fans, 74 other teams will be playing for considerably smaller stakes in 37 non-playoff bowl games.
College players are starting to protect their futures by skipping those games, as LSU's Leonard Fournette and Stanford's Christian McCaffrey did last year. That didn't deter the Jacksonville Jaguars or Carolina Panthers, respectively, from spending top-10 picks on them in the 2017 NFL draft, so more players may follow their lead in the coming weeks.
Texas junior safety DeShon Elliott and junior offensive tackle Connor Williams have both declared for the draft and announced that they'll skip the Longhorns' bowl game against Missouri, according to Brian Davis of the Austin American-Statesmen. For various reasons, the following 10 players should likewise sit out of their respective teams' bowl games.