Jan 1, 2014; Tampa, Fl, USA; LSU Tigers defensive tackle Anthony Johnson (90) against the Iowa Hawkeyes during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. LSU Tigers defeated the Iowa Hawkeyes 21-14. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Draft Rumors: LSU DT Anthony Johnson failed drug test at NFL combine


Former LSU defensive tackle Anthony Johnson was among the NFL draft hopefuls who were flagged for a failed drug test at the NFL combine held in Febraury, according to Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer.

Johnson declared for the draft after his junior season that failed to meet the lofty expectations for the player who was once viewed as a first-round option. However after a so-so season, the 6-3, 294-pound defensive tackle is viewed as a third or fourth round option by most talent evaluators, but that’s before news leaked about his flagged drug test.

With a flagged sample, Johnson could slide even further down team’s draft boards as they won’t want to subject themselves to a player coming off a disappointing junior season who also has character concerns.

Johnson had 35 combined tackles with 10 of them going for loss and three sacks for the Tigers. He showed flashes of his dominance, but was far too inconsistent and streaky which is why he he was no longer viewed as a top draft prospect.

Johnson’s LSU teammate Zach Mettenberger was also flagged for a diluted sample per Pro Football Talk.

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