Reports surfaced this week that potential Dallas Cowboys draft target Timmy Jernigan was one of a handful of prospects to fail a drug test at the NFL Scouting Combine last month. Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones acknowledges that the revelation won’t help the Florida State product’s draft stock, but it’s not the worst thing that’s ever happened, either.
"So I wouldn't necessarily say it's the end of the world,” Jones told 105.3-FM The Fan, via the Dallas Morning News. “But it certainly can't be helpful.”
Before the report came out, the vaunted run-stopper was projected to come off the board within the first 50 picks in this week’s draft.
"It's the full body of work at the end of the day. Everything can affect you," Jones said. "Certainly those players that are in that (failed drug test) group, certainly are accountable to it, and it certainly affects them in terms of I'm sure how teams look at them. Even more scrutiny, and you look at that area even harder. There's obviously been players who have not done well on that test at the combine and go onto having successful NFL careers.”
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