Last bowl season, the talk concerning potential top NFL draft picks were whether or not they would skip their team’s bowl game. This year, a number of new potential prospects are facing the same dilemma. To play or not to play?

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Ohio State’s Sam Hubbard — who is  seen as a highly touted future NFL pass-rusher — was asked  if he might skip the Buckeyes’ Cotton Bowl matchup against USC. His answer: “Not in my mind.”


Although he could potentially lose millions if he were to get hurt during the bowl, Hubbard is clearly on one side of the fence. He is ready to face the Trojans.