When training a network using word embeddings, it is standard to add an embedding layer to first convert the input vector to the embeddings.
However, assuming the embeddings are pre-trained and frozen, there is another option. We could simply preprocess the training data prior to giving it to the model so that it is already converted to the embeddings. This will speed up training, since this conversion need only be performed once, as opposed to on the fly for each epoch.
Thus, the second option seems better. But the first choice seems more common. Assuming the embeddings are pre-trained and frozen, is there a reason I might choose the first option over the second?