NFL draft: Top prospects will be tested for contaminants ahead of draft

The NFL is considering requiring teams to test players and employees for contaminants in order to avoid a draft-day crisis.

The league’s health and safety committee voted Monday to adopt the rule as part of its draft health and wellness measures.

It would require teams to conduct an annual comprehensive chemical analysis of players and their surroundings and to send it to the NFL and the Players Association.

The measure is a step forward from the current protocol that requires teams to send results of chemical analysis to the league office.

The committee has until February 7 to adopt or reject the measure.

If it rejects the proposal, it would become law and the rules governing the draft would be changed.

The NFLPA will hold a public meeting on Tuesday to hear public concerns over the draft health testing.