Prior to the drama we saw unfold around him during the NFL Scouting Combine earlier this year, former Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster was expected to be a top-five pick. Some had even concluded he was the second-best player in the entire draft behind Texas A&M’s Myles Garrett.
Teams picking between 33-45 will need to make sure they are comfortable with R. Foster, cause he will be there.
— Michael Lombardi (@mlombardiNFL) April 21, 2017
For a player as talented as Foster, this is a major story. Surely a team at the top of Round 2 will come calling should this actually happen. Not only is Foster seen as a generational type of linebacker prospect on the field, his freakish athletic ability has drawn comparisons to some of the great linebackers of past eras.
In addition to the former Crimson Tide’s medicals not checking out and him failing a drug test a the combine, there’s league-wide concerns over his partying ways. In today’s NFL world, that could supersede any on-field talent he possesses. In fact, at least one team already reportedly has Foster off its draft board completely.
This will surely be something to watch as Round 1 of the draft kicks off on Thursday.