Players skipping bowl games ahead of NFL draft -- Who's in, who's out

Greenberg: Players skipping bowl games could cause CFP expansion (1:36)

Mike Greenberg states that the combination of the diminishing value of bowl games and players skipping out on playing in them could lead to the CFP being expanded to eight teams in an effort to preserve bowl game importance. (1:36)

The College Football Playoff era has helped usher in a new tradition: players skipping bowl games to limit injury risk ahead of the NFL draft.

It's a trend that hasn't affected playoff teams, but it's an accepted practice for just about everyone else.

Here is the status of several high-profile players, along with their NFL draft stock, according to ESPN draft analysts Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay, regarding their plans to participate in various non-playoff games this bowl season:

Dec. 21
Mitsubishi Motors Las Vegas Bowl

OT Trey Adams, Washington
Kiper rank: No. 10 OT; McShay rank: No. 41 overall, No. 3 OT

TE Hunter Bryant, Washington
Kiper rank: No. 4 TE; McShay rank: unranked

OLB Curtis Weaver, Boise State
Kiper rank: No. 21 overall, No. 2 OLB; McShay rank: No. 15 overall, No. 2 DE

Dec. 23
Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl

QB Brandon Wimbush, UCF
Kiper rank: Unranked; McShay rank: unranked

Dec. 26
Walk-On's Independence Bowl

DE Jonathan Garvin, Miami
Kiper rank: unranked; McShay rank: unranked

DE Trevon Hill, Miami
Kiper rank: unranked; McShay rank: No. 42 overall, No. 6 DE

WR Jeff Thomas, Miami
Kiper rank: unranked; McShay rank: unranked

CB Amik Robertson, Louisiana Tech
Kiper rank: unranked; McShay rank: unranked

Dec. 27
Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl

DT Justin Madubuike, Texas A&M
Kiper rank: No. 4 DT; McShay rank: unranked

RB Chuba Hubbard, Oklahoma State
Kiper rank: No. 5 RB; McShay rank: unranked

San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl

DE A.J. Epenesa, Iowa
Kiper rank: No. 20 overall, No. 2 DE; McShay rank: No. 31 overall, No. 3 DE

OT Tristan Wirfs, Iowa
Kiper rank: No. 22 overall, No. 2 OT; McShay rank: No. 52 overall, No. 5 OT

Dec. 30
Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl

OT Mekhi Becton, Louisville
Kiper rank: unranked; McShay rank: No. 60 overall, No. 7 OT

CB Cameron Dantzler, Mississippi State
Kiper rank: No. 10 CB; McShay rank: unranked

Capital One Orange Bowl

CB CJ Henderson, Florida
Kiper rank: No. 17 overall, No. 4 CB; McShay rank: No. 9 overall, No. 2 CB

Dec. 31
Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl

WR Brandon Aiyuk, Arizona State
Kiper rank: No. 8 WR; McShay rank: No. 23 overall, No. 7 WR

RB Cam Akers, Florida State
Kiper rank: No. 9 RB; McShay rank: No. 56 overall, No. 4 RB

Valero Alamo Bowl

CB Jaylon Johnson, Utah
Kiper rank: unranked; McShay rank: No. 86 overall, No. 11 CB

RB Zack Moss, Utah
Kiper rank: No. 7 RB; McShay rank: No. 109 overall, No. 9 RB

Jan. 1
Vrbo Citrus Bowl

CB Trevon Diggs, Alabama
Kiper rank: No. 8 CB; McShay rank: No. 39 overall, No. 6 CB

LB Terrell Lewis, Alabama
Kiper rank: No. 3 OLB; McShay rank: No. 34 overall, No. 2 OLB

WR Jerry Jeudy, Alabama
Kiper rank: No. 4 overall, No. 1 WR; McShay rank: No. 3 overall, No. 1 WR

OT Alex Leatherwood, Alabama
Kiper rank: No. 23 overall, No. 3 OT; McShay rank: No. 32 overall, No. 2 OT

WR Henry Ruggs III, Alabama
Kiper rank: No. 13 overall, No. 4 WR; McShay rank: No. 14 overall, No. 3 WR

Outback Bowl

LB Kamal Martin, Minnesota
Kiper rank: No. 7 ILB; McShay rank: No. 88 overall, No. 6 OLB

DT Derrick Brown, Auburn
Kiper rank: No. 8 overall, No. 1 DT; McShay rank: No. 7 overall, No. 1 DT

Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual

C Tyler Biadasz, Wisconsin
Kiper rank: No. 24 overall, No. 1 C; McShay rank: No. 51 overall, No. 1 C

RB Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin
Kiper rank: No. 2 RB; McShay rank: No. 29 overall, No. 3 RB

QB Justin Herbert, Oregon
Kiper rank: No. 6 overall, No. 3 QB; McShay rank: No. 17 overall, No. 3 QB

Allstate Sugar Bowl

OT Andrew Thomas, Georgia
Kiper rank: No. 9 overall, No. 1 OT; McShay rank: No. 10 overall, No. 1 OT

RB D'Andre Swift, Georgia
Kiper rank: No. 16 overall, No. 1 RB; McShay rank: No. 21 overall, No. 1 RB

Jan. 2
TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl

RB AJ Dillon, Boston College
Kiper rank: unranked; McShay rank: No. 103 overall, No. 8 RB