Two highly touted draft prospects failed their drug test at the NFL Scouting Combine in February.

Georgia DE/OLB Justin Houston and Iowa DL Christian Ballard both failed tests for marijuana, according to a report by FOX.

Despite the negative publicity, its unlikely that it will hurt either of their draft stock. The feeling amongst NFL circles is that Houston is projected as late first round selection, while Ballard is targeted for round two.

A few years back, the NFL Draft Bible reported that Illinois CB Vontae Davis and Florida WR Percy Harvin had tested positive for marijuana at the combine Both players were taken in the first round.

We suspect that Houston and Ballard might slip on ‘some’ draft boards but will likely be drafted in that late first-to-early second round range as ‘most’ project.

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