Every year, these type of reports emerge just prior to the draft. No doubt many are rooted in truth, but many others are complete nonsense. Luckily for the fantasy community we can wait to see what transpires before making our selections as NFL teams vote their confidence in the form of a high draft selection. Michel missed only two games over the past three seasons at Georgia but "The Ringer" host Mike Lombardi says he's been hearing Michel's medical grade is "iffy". There was no detail on these medical issues but, if true, you can expect Michel to slip into, perhaps, the middle of the second round.
After Saquon Barkley, it's a toss up as to which back will be second off the board. Until recently, Derrius Guice easily held onto the RB2 ranking but teams are said to be put off by his mysterious answers during interviews and questions about character. Michel's teammate Nick Chubb, if not for an ACL injury, would likely be the consensus RB2 from this class and is still in the running. All recent indications prior to this report have been that Michel has overtaken Guice as the only other first-round-selected running back. We'll know soon enough.