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5 Red Flags NFL Scouts Should Take More Seriously
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Casey Pachall has raised serious off-field concerns for NFL teams with a preseason admittance to drug use and an in-season recent DWI

In the course of evaluating prospects for the NFL Draft, scouts do the work of a private investigator— researching background information, off-the-field behavior and attitudes of prospective players. The full detail on a player's "mental makeup", can make or break said player's opportunity at being drafted in April.

The following prospects have earned red flag distinctions due to off-the-field arrests, lack of coachability, injury and even on-field struggles. These significant developments regarding highly touted prospects from the SEC, Big 12, PAC 12, ACC and Big Ten, have certainly altered the preseason evaluations of scouts across the country.

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