It's hard to tell, because all it takes is one team to take a chance on Foster, but this certainly isn't good news.
Rapoport says that Foster has been telling people intentionally, including teams that may be interested in him. I can understand the trepidation about trading up for Foster, but if he does fall to sixteen, Zrebiec's belief that they'll very much consider picking him is right on the money in my mind.
From the moment the pre-draft process started, it was nothing like Reuben Foster imagined.
A diluted sample does result in a failed drug test but it does not mean it is for a banned substance. I don't care what everybody thinks, but I care what coaches think. Foster explained that he was sick before the Scouting Combine, with vomiting, diarrhea, and cramping. So I drank and ate as much as I could without throwing up.
Foster attributes it to food poisoning. "Then I went in there, drinking and drinking water, trying to flush out my system from whatever was making me sick and trying to keep my weight up and took the test". Not to mention, just overall questions about his character and choices off-the-field.
Foster garnered headlines during the NFL Combine when he was sent home after a "heated argument" with a hospital worker. His production on the field has drawn comparisons to outstanding linebackers such as Luke Kuechley, a former NFL Defensive Player of the Year as well as All-Pro Seattle Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner. "I hope I go on Thursday, but I can't control that".
Some teams could freak and he could drop from mid-first round projections to being a day two pick - but give kudos for him being a man and owning up to things.
Last month, Foster was notified that his urine sample obtained in Indianapolis during the combine was reported as dilute.