Former Notre Dame linebacker Jaylon Smith, one of the top NFL prospects in college football this past year, suffered a devastating knee injury against Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl, tearing both his ACL and LCL. It turns out the injury may wind up being more than just a setback.
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Smith is no longer expected to play in 2016 after medical rechecks. According to ESPN's Travis Haney, there are some scouts who think he'll never play a down in the NFL.
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Smith's situation is heartbreaking, obviously. Don't be surprised if it reignites the debate regarding whether NFL Draft prospects should take part in non-Playoff bowl games.