Poll: Where Will Reuben Foster Be Drafted?

Every year, we see high-end NFL Draft prospects slide as the draft approaches. As talented as he is, we have to wonder if Thursday’s report of Reuben Foster‘s failed drug test from the combine will affect his stock. Reuben Foster (vertical)

From a talent perspective, there’s reason to believe he could go within the top 10. Our first mock draft had Foster going No. 8 overall to the 49ers in a projected draft day trade with the Panthers. ESPN.com’s Mel Kiper says he would give the Titans an “A” grade if they were to select him No. 5 overall. The Alabama star is also Todd McShay of ESPN.com‘s ninth-ranked prospect. The Niners and Titans aren’t the only potential landing spots this high in the draft. The Bengals could consider Foster at No. 9 overall since newly-signed inside linebacker Kevin Minter is only under contract for one season. There’s also the possibility of teams trading up to nab Foster and clubs like the Saints, Cardinals, Colts, and Redskins could be among those with interest.

On the other hand, there’s all of the red flags to consider. Foster had shoulder surgery in February and some teams could be wary of how that will hold up in the long term. His argument with a hospital worker at the combine also didn’t do him any favors and portrayed him as something of a loose cannon. The failed drug test is now the latest piece of bad publicity to emerge, though the linebacker is insistent that he did not purposely dilute his sample. Instead, he says that he over-hydrated in order to combat a stomach bug and also keep his weight up for when it came time to step on the scale.

All things considered, do you see Foster going in the top 10? Cast your vote below.

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11 comments on “Poll: Where Will Reuben Foster Be Drafted?

  1. korleone74

    he should go in the top 10….Jets should get him and cut David Harris. hes a beast.

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    • You just made List

      please no …i hope he won’t be like gordon.hate to see such a huge talent get wasted …he could at least get 10 sacks per season

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    • You just made List

      please no …i hope he won’t be like gordon.hate to see such a huge talent getting wasted …he could at least get 10 sacks per season

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  2. crazysull

    I don’t think he was going to go in the top 10 before they announced that he failed a drug test

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  3. LA Sam

    If only he can get into a lil more trouble pre-draft…then sounds like Dallas material too me

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  4. DarkGhost

    Cardinals make sense. They have a history of taking guys with pre draft trouble. Look at Honey Badger he was in way more trouble than foster has been in and he turned out pretty well.

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    • JP8

      he also was in trouble at LSU then changed schools and cleaned up for a year before draft, so he had improved. foster is in trouble 1 week before the draft and still is acting like its nothing

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