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Posted by Mike Florio on April 18, 2010 6:51 PM ET
The confidential list of players who tested positive at the February Scouting Combine finally has been distributed to the teams.
And, as usual, it's confidentiality has been compromised.
Jay Glazer and Alex Marvez of FOXSports.com report that Georgia Tech running back Jonathan Dwyer and USC tight end Anthony McCoy are the biggest names on the list.
Per the report, Dwyer tested positive for amphetamines, but a source told Glazer and/or Marvez that the result was triggered by a prescription medication that Dwyer has clearance to take for a pre-existing condition. (Maybe he caught "lethargy addiction" from JaMarcus Russell.)
McCoy tested positive for marijuana. His agents reportedly revealed the result to NFL teams weeks ago in an apparent effort to whip up a little chicken salad.
Though it was wise to get the word out, given that the teams get the official list too late in the process to do anything other than take the kid's name off the board, the fact remains that the only guys who test positive for pot at the Combine are either really dumb, or they have a problem.
McCoy is projected as a second-day pick. Dwyer could go as high as round three, or early on day three.
Dwyer's issue doesn't sound too bad. Plenty of prescription medications have some form of amphetamine, usually for asthma or severe allergies, but McCoy just went undrafted. What the hell is wrong with a kid that can't put down the bong for a couple months?
Amphetamines can also be used for weight loss, which was a problem with Dwyer.
If you think McCoy goes undrafted because he smokes some weed you're crazy. At worse he drops a round.
not cuz he smokes weed, but becuz they will be afraid that if he knew he was gonna get tested and got caught... will he be smart enough to avoid getting caught AND SUSPENDED in the future? not likely.
BJ Raji, Percy Harvin and Vontae Davis all tested positive last year, and that didn't stop anyone from spending 1st round picks on them, and in Raji's case a top 10 pick.
Testing positive for marijuana at the combine is common and it appears there were more than just 2 players this year, some names just don't happen to leak.
According to one veteran club personnel man, 10 or 11 players who carry first-round draft grades on their board this year have been red-flagged for marijuana use in college, an estimate echoed by two clubs' head coaches. Another NFL head coach estimated that "one-third'' of the players on his club's draft board had some sort of history with marijuana use and would thus require an extra level of evaluation as part of the pre-draft scouting process.
"Marijuana use is almost epidemic, with more guys having tested positive for marijuana at some point in their college background than I can ever remember,'' said a longtime team personnel man. "It's almost as if we are having to figure out a new way to evaluate it as part of the character and background report, because it's so prevalent. There're enough instances of it that it's hard to know how to set your board. You can't throw out that many guys. You have to go case-by-case and do your homework on them.''
[ Edited by KRS-1 on Apr 19, 2010 at 6:45 AM ]