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Once thought to be a Top 10 pick, this defender could be falling into the 2nd round Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images
TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 09: Linebacker Reuben Foster #10 of the Alabama Crimson Tide arrives before taking on the Clemson Tigers in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Reuben Foster is one of the biggest names in the 2017 NFL Draft and that is the nature of being a stand-out defensive player on the most famous team in college football. The former Alabama Crimson Tide linebacker has run into trouble though, in the form of a diluted drug test at the NFL Draft Combine and that issue just might cost Foster a lot of money in the near future.

Rob Rang of CBS Sports brings word that Foster will “slide down” draft boards:

A high-ranking league source confirmed to NFLDraftScout.com the NFL.com report that Foster’s test was red-flagged. Further, it was suggested that the projected first-round pick and reigning Butkus Award winner would “slide down boards” as a result.

Furthermore, Michael Lombardi of The Ringer indicates that Foster is likely to slide to the early second round.

Just weeks ago, it seemed virtually certain that Foster would be a top-10 pick, much less a top-20 pick, and it would be a huge fall from grace if he were to eject from the first round entirely. Still, the position that he plays at inside linebacker is not a “premium” spot and NFL teams are famous for flagging players if they have issues such as this one. At any rate, it will be interesting to see where Foster lands but teams that previously had “no chance” to get him might need to do some scouting.

Rowland is a lifelong Atlanta sports fan that also grew up in a Michigan Wolverines household. He previously worked with FanSided, SB Nation and UPROXX sports and covers college football for FanBuzz.
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