The NFL officially released the names of players who will be attending the 2018 NFL draft in Dallas, Texas later this month. One player isn’t too happy with how Roger Goodell and the NFL refuse to take no for an answer.
Baker Mayfield confirmed that he won’t be attending the draft in February, but per Mike Florio, the NFL continues to pressure the quarterback to attend.
Mayfield was a guest on SiriusXM and was asked about the draft:
Q: “Will you be there for the draft?”
Mayfield: “I will not. I will be at home in Austin, Texas, with my family and some former coaches.”
Q: “That’s up to you, right?”
Mayfield: “It is.”
Q: “Obviously they would want you there, right?”
Mayfield: “Oh yes, there’s pressure being put on that decision, for sure.”
There’s nothing wrong with the NFL wanting Mayfield to attend the draft. After all, the former Heisman winner is highly regarded and is touted to be one of the stars of the 2018 draft class. However, players do have the right not to attend and choose to experience the moments with family and former college coaches.