Louisiana Tech EDGE Jaylon Ferguson won't get the opportunity to explain his 2015 arrest on a simple battery charge at the NFL scouting combine, which begins at the end of February. Ferguson had his invitation rescinded, so he'll join Mississippi State's Jeffery Simmons and Colorado State WR Preston Williams, fellow prospects not in attendance at the pre-draft event in Indianapolis, where the NFL told teams anyone with a violent criminal charge in their history is prohibited.
Ferguson is a first-round talent in the eyes of PFW draft expert Greg Gabriel. But the NCAA's all-time sack leader, thanks to the NFL's ridiculous rule, now has one less chance to answer on- and off-field questions, increasing the importance of his pro day and private workouts.
But here are 5 prospects not named Kyler Murray who will be in attendance in Indianapolis, whose interviews and workouts will have a profound effect on when their names are called in April: