Bowl decisions didn’t end last Sunday, when announcements were made about which teams would be playing in which bowls, including, of course, the College Football Playoff. While each school knows where they will be going and whom they will be playing, what remains unknown — and likely will for a while — is who will physically be playing in each bowl. Oregon offensive lineman Tyrell Crosby is currently undecided whether or not he’ll suit up for the Las Vegas Bowl on Dec. 16, when the Ducks will play Boise State.
Tyrell Crosby says he's not sure if he will play in the Vegas Bowl. Still deciding.
— Matt Prehm (@Prehmmr247) December 9, 2017
Crosby, a senior offensive tackle, was recently named First Team All-Pac 12, alongside teammates Troy Dye and Arrion Springs. After first-round draft picks Leonard Fournette and Christian McCaffrey sat out of their respective bowl games last year, with negligible, if any, effects on their draft stock, the decision to play in a bowl has become a weighty one.
NFLDraftScout.com projects Crosby as a fourth-round draft pick, and the eighth of 122 offensive tackles entering the draft. How much his stock could rise based off of one game is likely very little, though should he suffer an injury, it could predictably plummet.
Royce Freeman, Oregon’s record-setting running back who has enjoyed a brilliant year in the backfield, has not made a decision on participating in the bowl either.
“I don’t know,” Freeman told reporters after a massive victory over Oregon State. “I haven’t really gotten a chance to think about that yet. Reflecting after this game, I’ll watch the film, and rely on people close to me to help me make a decision, but I haven’t thought that far yet.”
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