Reggie Bush thinks Baker Mayfield shouldn’t attend the NFL Draft if he doesn’t want to.
The former Oklahoma quarterback was pressured to attend the 2018 NFL Draft, but he’s decided to watch the event from his home in Austin, Texas.
Mayfield is projected to be an early pick, but t
he former Heisman Trophy winner Bush thinks it’s understandable to not attend the draft if you aren’t a guaranteed top-three pick.
“I say don’t go,” Bush said during a “Good Morning Football” segment on NFL Network. “If you are not guaranteed, which there is no guarantee unless it’s written and you sign a contract, to go in the top three, you should not go.
“Because we’ve seen year after year, some guys think they’re going in the top 10 and they end up dropping to the end of the first round or sometimes into the second round. It becomes embarrassing, and it becomes a story that you don’t want to see. You want to see the guys enjoy the process.”
Mayfield is regularly a top-10 choice in NFL mock drafts. Draft-day transactions or last-minute changes of mind could force any quarterback to slip down the board, however, and that includes the former Sooner.
NFL Network analyst Peter Schrager didn’t agree with Bush. He thinks Mayfield should attend the draft, because the 2017 Heisman Trophy winner’s worst-case scenario likely isn’t as bad as a few other quarterbacks in recent drafts.
For the full segment on “Good Morning Football,” click here.