Former Eastern Kentucky linebacker and NFL Draft prospect Noah Spence has talent, but has raised his fair share of red flags in the months leading up to the draft due to the multiple positive drug tests that ultimately got him kicked out of Ohio State.
To combat those flags, Spence has gone above and beyond to prove that he is worth the risk on draft day. Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Spence has sent his last 20 drug tests to all 32 NFL teams.
Eastern Kentucky LB Noah Spence has sent his last 20 drug tests since May to all 32 NFL teams:… https://t.co/HoPlXkCZAG
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 27, 2016
And off-field issues aside, there is no doubt that Spence can play. He racked up 63 tackles (22.5 for a loss) and 11.5 sacks for the Colonels in 2015, seemingly proving that his demons are indeed completely behind him. Spence also impressed at the NFL Scouting Combine, despite not doing the best in interviews, so there is every possibility that he could still be a first-round pick tomorrow.
Depending on how his sending his tests out made other teams feel, Spence could wind up being one of the steals of the draft, so stay tuned to Campus Sports for further updates on this story!
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