Kyle Long - G - Player
Oregon G/T Kyle Long admitted at the Combine to "chemical dependency" earlier in his college career.
Long has discussed his past issues publicly, too. He originally committed to Florida State as a southpaw pitcher, but left after a DUI, didn't attend college in 2009, and spent 2010-2011 at community college before playing one season at Oregon. "He has been arrested, been in rehab and is supposedly clean, supposedly been two years since he took drugs," said one NFL scout. "He could be a first-rounder athletically, but it's just all the baggage off the field."
D.J. Fluker - T - Player
"Several scouts" around the NFL have expressed concerns about Alabama RT D.J. Fluker's "study and work habits."
"Great kid, but you don't want him doing your taxes," said one scout. Another scout compared Fluker to a stronger, more competitive version of Bryan Bulaga, but "maybe not as smart." Fluker bounced around three high schools because his family was forced out of New Orleans due to Hurricane Katrina. It's not surprising he may be learning-deficient. We still like Fluker to be a top-12 pick.
Terron Armstead - T - Player
At least one NFL team has "major reservations" about Arkansas-Pine Bluff OT Terron Armstead's back.
We knew Armstead played the entire 2012 season with a sprained AC joint in his shoulder, but had heard nothing of back woes. The shoulder injury is routine and fixable, but back problems can be very concerning for offensive linemen (see Marcus McNeill, Sam Baker, Chris Samuels, and many more.) If multiple teams have a medical red flag on Armstead, he could fall in the draft.
Chris Harper - WR - Player
Kansas State's Chris Harper recorded the highest Wonderlic intelligence test among receivers at the Combine, registering a 33 out of 50.
The fact is more interesting than indicative of NFL success, but it's another feather in the cap of an underrated pro prospect. Harper is a big (6-foot-1, 229), physical run-after-catch receiver with strong hands. He projects as a third- or fourth-round pick, but could develop into a quality No. 2/possession threat.