|Marcus Lattimore post injury|
This begs the question: Should star players play in bowl games that are not semi-final or championship games? We hear this article almost every year, especially when there is a player that is considered a sure fire first round pick. A couple of years ago, there was an argument as to whether or not Jadeveon Clowney should sit out for an entire year, let alone just for a meaningless bowl game. And like clockwork, every year some high profile player gets hurt. A few years ago, Marcus Lattimore was considered a sure fire first round pick before a second ACL tear sent him plummeting into the fourth round. Last year, Todd Gurley suffered an ACL tear and dropped to ten when he could have easily gone in the top three of the draft. Now, it is looking increasingly likely that Smith could drop into the second round, and that is if a team is willing to take the risk on him.
|Too bad we may never experience this at the NFL level|