B.J. Raji Reportedly Failed Drug Test
According to a report published on SI.com, Raji failed a drug test at last month's scouting combine. The report did not name which drug Raji reportedly tested positive for. Raji went sixth to the Bengals in the latest FanHouse mock draft, but his stock is now in danger of dramatically tumbling, as this is not the first red flag in his career.
He missed the first half of a 2006 game against Clemson after throwing a punch at a Central Michigan player the week prior. Raji then sat out the entire 2007 season due to academic issues.
Raji had a very strong season at Boston College, recording 42 tackles and seven sacks, despite being double-teamed consistently. He followed that up with a great week at the Senior Bowl and an impressive performance at the combine. This latest revelation threatens to wipe some of that out, though.
In terms of raw football talent, Raji is undoubtedly the top defensive tackle in the draft, but his maturity issues will have teams thinking twice.