Former Ohio State standouts Joey Bosa and Ezekiel Elliott are two of the most intriguing names in the 2016 NFL Draft class and both have what it takes to be NFL stars, but there still appear to be some concerns. Per Charlie Campbell of WalterFootball, multiple teams are concerned that both Bosa and Elliott are hard partiers and may experiment with hard drugs.
To be fair, neither Bosa nor Elliott tested positive for ecstasy or molly to the public’s knowledge. However, Bosa was suspended for the first game of the 2016 season for what he claimed was refusal to take a drug test. His reason was that he would have tested positive for adderall, which he takes for ADD, but Ohio State never clarified why Bosa was suspended.
Thus, since Bosa admitted that he liked attending raves, teams are of the belief that he didn’t take the drug test because he knew it would come back hot. But Bosa also said that after being roommates with Elliott for a while, he had to get his own place because of Elliott partying at their shared apartment regularly.
Other Ohio State players confirmed this, thus the concern was born. They also said that Elliott’s personality rubbed some of them the wrong way.
Despite all that, scouts don’t expect player’s stock to slip, even though Elliott apparently didn’t interview well at the Combine.
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