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NFL execs predict Alabama’s Reuben Foster to slide on draft day

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Two NFL executives pegged Alabama’s Reuben Foster, projected by many as the 2017 NFL draft’s top linebacker, as the player who could have an unexpected fall on draft day, according to NFL.com’s Daniel Jeremiah.

“I think Foster is going to slide,” one anonymous executive said. “Combination of some character concerns and poor interviews.”

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Another anonymous executive said Florida’s Jarrad Davis and Temple’s Haason Reddick have a chance to get picked ahead of Foster.

“I was at the Florida pro day and Jarrad Davis was very impressive. I think there’s a chance both Davis and (Haason) Reddick get picked ahead of Reuben Foster,” he said. “He’s a great player but he hasn’t had a great spring.”

Foster had rotator cuff surgery in February that forced him to miss the combine. He did attend the event, but was sent home early after being involved in a shouting match with a hospital worker because he reportedly was frustrated with a long wait at a medical examination.

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Foster sent an apology to NFL teams after the incident and offered to reschedule interviews with teams, which reportedly impressed many teams.

Last week, ESPN’s Adam Caplan tweeted that a high-ranking executive had Foster as the No. 2 prospect in the 2017 NFL Draft behind only Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett.

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