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"Good chance" Jaylon Smith falls to day three of NFL Draft, report says

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We've been following the story of Notre Dame LB Jaylon Smith, who was a top five pick before seriously hurting his knee in Notre Dame's bowl game.

The word is after the Combine medical re-checks last week - where injured players go to get their injuries re-checked by NFL teams - that Smith is likely to miss the 2016 season as many expected and it is currently up in the air as to whether he can make a full comeback or not. Some teams think he can; others don't think he can, according to reports.

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler reported that there is a "good chance" that Smith falls to day three of the NFL Draft. That would mean somewhere between the fourth through seventh rounds.

The Chiefs don't have a third round pick so if teams agree that he is a day three selection then the Chiefs probably wouldn't be able to come in early and draft him. It's also possible that teams view his status differently. If you think he will come back and be the same player, isn't he worth a day two pick, at least?

This is all still ultimately guessing at this point because it only takes one team but Smith's ceiling is high enough that it's fascinating to see where he'll land.

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