Report: Former NFL Executive Says Sony Michel Could Drop In NFL Draft Due To "Medical Concern"

Report: Former NFL Executive Says Sony Michel Could Drop In NFL Draft Due To "Medical Concern"

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Report: Former NFL Executive Says Sony Michel Could Drop In NFL Draft Due To "Medical Concern"



Georgia great Sony Michel is viewed as the 2nd or 3rd best running back in this year’s NFL Draft class, and his stock has been skyrocketing ever since an outstanding postseason at UGA.

However, could a certain “medical concern” keep Michel from being an early draft choice?

Former NFL executive Michael Lombard revealed some findings from NFL team doctor’s during a recent podcast for The Ringer. Lombardi also stated that he thinks Michel could drop on draft day as a result of these findings.

“I love this kid,” Lombardi said. “I think I’m concerned. There’s a lot of teams telling me there’s a medical concern here, so he could slip a little bit. I don’t know what it is, but the way the medical works at the combine is there’s a table with like six doctors from each team at one table and six different from another team at another table. His medical grade is a little iffy from what I’m told.”

According to a report from Lombardi via Rotoworld.com, there is some chatter among NFL teams that Michel has been diagnosed with a “bone-on-bone” condition in his knee, making general managers wary of taking him early on.

“But this kid, to me, is the prototypical NFL back. He can catch the ball, he can impact the passing game. Remember how we have to evaluate running backs– it’s block, catch, run. It isn’t run, catch, block. And this kid blocks well. This kid can be impactful. I love this kid as a player.”

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