Unused pins in custom carrier board

I made a custom carrier board design, that it doesn’t use some interfaces. In the OEM it says for example “SATA_RX+/– Connect to GND if SATA IF not used”, so I did connect those to GND. Now I’m modifying the pinmux excel, the pins that are not used, but need to be conected to GND should be left as unused in the pinmux?

Thank you.

Hi, yes, better to set them to unused in pinmux.