Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NFL did not hold its yearly scouting combine, giving teams the chance to see, test and interview draft prospects all in one place.
One part of the NFL combine that is very important to NFL teams is having medical exams for the prospects, so the league still organized medical checks in Indianapolis.
One player who could be under consideration for the 16th overall pick by the Arizona is Miami pass rusher Jaelan Phillips. However, he missed his medical check last week because of a positive test for COVID-19, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
With the NFL draft more than two weeks away, there is still time. Phillips is one of the top pass rusher prospects in the draft. Without the medical checks, it would be hard for the Cardinals to select him with their pick, especially considering the fact he suffered two concussions in less than a year when he was at UCLA.
But Rapoport says that he will be able to have his physical in plenty of time.