Adam Caplan of ESPN is reporting that the Saints are expected to bring in Alabama LB Reuben Foster for a pre-draft visit on Wednesday.
Foster is considered by many to not only be the best linebacker in this year’s draft class, but also one of the top defensive players overall.
According to Ian Rapoport, Foster has had his shoulder rechecked after the incident that took place at the Combine and he has full range of motion. Rapoport adds that Foster would have been at medical re-checks, regardless but he also needs to complete the full medical evaluation.
At the combine, Foster was sent home after he got into a heated altercation with a hospital worker. Foster was waiting for an extended period for his “pre-exam“, when he grew increasingly impatient and began questioning a hospital worker, who didn’t appreciate Foster’s words. This led to the heated exchange.
Foster is also expected to visit with the Colts, Bengals, Lions, Titans, Ravens, Chiefs and Jaguars in the weeks leading up to the draft.
Foster is considered by many to be a top-10 talent in this year’s draft. During his college three-year career at Alabama, Foster recorded 211 tackles, 23 tackles for a loss, seven sacks, and nine pass defenses over the course of 39 games.
We have him being selected by the Bengals in the First Round of our 2017 NFL Mock Draft.