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Rashan Gary Reportedly Flagged For Torn Labrum Heading Into Draft

The injury cost him three games last season at Michigan.

April 23, 2019 - 12:12 pm

Rashan Gary's draft stock continues to fluctuate. The latest news won't help. 

Per Ian Rapoport, Gary has been flagged for a torn labrum in his shoulder that dates back to last season at Michigan. It was an injury that cost him three games. 

And now it could cost him in the draft. 

Gary should be able to play through the injury as a rookie, according to Rapoport, with surgery an option next offseason. But the possibility of things going south will likely scare a few teams off when the draft begins Thursday night. 

Given his lack of big-time production in college, Gary's draft stock was already a bit of a mystery. Some pundits consider him a lock to go in the top 10, others suggest he could fall into the bottom third of the first round. 

The No. 1 recruit in the nation in 2016, Gary recorded 9.5 sacks over three seasons at Michigan, and just 3.5 last year. But his size and athleticism appeal to any NFL team looking for help on the defensive line. 

More than a couple mock drafts have sent Gary to the Lions at No. 8 overall. Detroit could indeed use another pass rusher, though Bob Quinn said last week he values college productivity over a player's measurables.