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Medical issues could impact first two rounds of draft

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Every year, there are late risers and fallers in the draft.  In most cases, the phenomenon arises from the simple reality that the media finally has caught up with what the teams have known all along.

Sometimes, the media never catches up.  Which results in teams being criticized by the experts for taking a player earlier than the media thought he’d go — and in teams being congratulated for getting a steal who unexpectedly slid.

This year, there could be plenty of guys who fall, due to medical concerns.  As one league source explained the situation to PFT, this year’s draft class includes more major medical conditions than in recent memory.

Specific names weren’t mentioned, but the expectation is that multiple players with medical red flags about which the media isn’t fully aware could end up lasting a lot longer than believed.

We’ll find out how it all plays out starting Thursday, when everything that the experts believe should happen becomes displaced by the things that actually do happen.

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8 Responses to “Medical issues could impact first two rounds of draft”
  1. greysolon says: Apr 21, 2013 3:54 PM

    Good points. And I’d guess that medical issues are a more common reason for dropping than the ones which most of the public thinks of, i.e., drugs.

  2. seaeagle707 says: Apr 21, 2013 6:08 PM

    That photo reminds me of a proctologist getting ready to do his thing. “Now this maaaaaaaay be a little cold.”

  3. germanstingray says: Apr 21, 2013 7:10 PM

    That’s a ridiculous picture. One dons their gloves after donning their gown, not before.

  4. inyofaceagain says: Apr 21, 2013 7:27 PM

    So no names or any speculation about who we are referring to then huh

  5. JMClarkent says: Apr 21, 2013 7:48 PM

    My dream is for the Raiders to trade down a bit and still snag Star. I’m hoping that the medical issues are truly unfounded and scare folks away from the big fella!

  6. bcgreg says: Apr 21, 2013 8:01 PM

    Just try to relax.

  7. natevidlak says: Apr 21, 2013 8:26 PM

    Really florio? U had an entire discussion on players with medical red flags and no names were discussed?? Sounds just like you not reporting on wonderlic scores to us but knowing the information yourself You have become completely full of yourself

  8. theytukrjobs says: Apr 21, 2013 9:25 PM

    I’ve seen mock drafts with Keenan Allen in the 2nd round. At one point he was looking like a top 10 pick. Could be a steal if he’s 100% by the time the season starts.

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