Jabrill Peppers is in the headlines on draft week for all of the wrong reasons.
On Monday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that all 32 NFL teams have been informed the former Michigan football star tested positive for a diluted sample at the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine.
The NFL treats diluted samples as a specimen that has tested positive for a banned substance.
NFL notified teams that Michigan’s Jabril Peppers tested positive for a dilute sample at the combine, league sources tell ESPN.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 24, 2017
Peppers is a projected first-round draft pick, but there has been varying opinion on where exactly he will land.
Because of his versatility, it is tough to project a specific position for Peppers in the NFL. There is also questions over what scheme he would fit in, so his draft projection has been anywhere from the top 15 to a late first-rounder.
With news like this, it looks more likely that Peppers will slide to the end of Round 1, but we will have to wait until Thursday for those answers.
Peppers was not the only potential first-round pick to have drug testing issues at the combine, with Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster failing his test for a diluted sample.
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