Fantasy Football 2014:

Report: Cal WR Allen's combine drug test red-flagged

The SportsXchange

Cal wide receiver Keenan Allen's drug test at the NFL Scouting Combine was red-flagged, according to an ESPN report.

The report said Allen's test showed suspicious levels of water - a sign that someone could be attempting to flush their system - and was ordered to take another drug test. Results of that test are not known, and Allen's agent, J.T. Johnson, said he client did not fail a drug test.

Once considered a potential mid-first round pick, Allen's stock has been freefalling since he suffered a PCL injury to his left knee last October. That ended his junior season with the Bears and kept him from working out at the combine. However, he did go through team interviews, a thorough medical check and the drug testing.

He finally returned to the field to work out for NFL teams in Greensboro, N.C. on April 9, but turned in disappointing 40-yard dash times in the 4.70-4.76 range. Allen is still building up the muscles around his knee and he did look good in positional drills last week, but the reports of a flagged drug test will only continue to weigh down his stock nine days before the NFL Draft.

Allen is currently the No. 35-rated prospect overall and No. 4 receiver by NFLDraftScout.com. He may be the best all-around wide receiver prospect in this class, but the combination of a knee injury, a general lack of explosiveness and now potential off-field concerns will likely land him in the second round.

Allen, 6-feet-2 and 206 pounds, left as Cal's career receptions leader despite playing less than full three seasons. He is expected to run faster once the muscles around the knee are stronger, and he has no other known previous off-field issues.

The three wide receivers rated ahead of Allen by NDS are Tennessee's Cordarrelle Patterson (No. 14 overall), West Virginia's Tavon Austin (No. 15) and Southern Cal's Robert Woods (No. 27).

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