Report: Hotel room trashing at Combine could hurt players in draft
NFL teams want to know more about an incident in which a hotel room at the Combine was trashed, according to a report. One of the players who apparently stayed there is a potential first-round draft pick.
This close to the draft, with millions of dollars at stake, players typically are on their best behavior. Teams, meanwhile, are digging up everything they can about their potential picks.
Against that backdrop, the National Fooball Post’s Dan Pompei reports NFL teams want to know more about an incident at the Combine in Indianapolis in which a hotel room was trashed, apparently by two players who stayed there. Pompei did not identify them.
“One of the players is a potential first-round draft pick, and the incident could affect both players’ stock,” Pompei writes. “Front office men hoped to speak with one of the players about it at his pro day, but the player curiously made himself unavailable to talk.”
It might not sound like a big deal, but dropping even one spot can prove costly to any potential draftee.
Take last year’s draft. Linebacker Luke Kuechly, the No. 9 pick, received $12.58 million over four years from Carolina. Corner Stephon Gilmore got $12.1 million one pick later from Buffalo. At No. 12, defensive tackle Fletcher Cox received $2.3 million less than Kuechly, $10.24 million, from Philadelphia.
We ran a 'Madden' 17 simulation with Jimmy Garoppolo and the Patriots aren't terrible
Baldwin criticizes his two teammates, but doesn't make a big deal of it
Could McCaffrey overtake Dalvin Cook and Leonard Fournette to be the top back in the 2017...
Stork, a center, is just 25 and started the Patriots' most-recent Super Bowl as a rookie
The Broncos GM and Cardinals coach bring plenty of experience to the table
It actually makes a lot of sense given Cleveland's limited options with troubled WR