After he attended the NFL combine, former LSU running back and draft prospect Derrius Guice said in a radio interview that a couple of teams had asked him some pretty invasive questions involving his sexuality and his mother. Today, the league said its investigation couldn’t determine that any team did so. Mhmm.
Here’s a tweet that confirms something already known: NFL draft scouting can often be extremely dumb and completely ridiculous.
INDIANAPOLIS — At 1:12 a.m., my phone lit up with a text. It was one of my spies telling me the party had arrived.
Former LSU running back Derrius Guice said he was asked by one NFL team at last week’s combine whether he liked men, and asked by another team if his mother was a prostitute. There’s a question of whether that first one is even legal, but both are, by any measure—and as already admitted by the league office—seriously…
Former LSU running back Derrius Guice said that one team used last week’s NFL Combine to ask him if he liked men, with another asking if his mother was a prostitute.
Yesterday one-handed UCF linebacker Shaquem Griffin was conquering the bench press. Today he ran the 40-yard-dash in a blistering 4.38 seconds, the fastest time for a linebacker at the combine in 15 years:
Here’s Central Florida linebacker Shaquem Griffin powering through 20 reps on the bench press at the NFL Scouting Combine, one-handed. Griffin was born with a congenital condition that prevented his left hand from fully developing, but which obviously has not kept him from being a goddamn beast:
Let me tell you, as someone who did miserable corporate human resources for a period of years and is still involved in hiring and firing at a small business: interviewing candidates sucks. You are there to find out whether this person will be able to do a good job for your company, and they are there, for the most…
INDIANAPOLIS — Having Podium 1 framed by indicators for the shitter seemed appropriate and on brand. The NFL has since had a change of heart, however. Deadspin will continue to update this developing story as circumstances are warranted.
The NFL combine has begun, which means it’s time for NFL coaches, GMs, scouts, writers, and draft prognosticators to make all sorts of ironclad evaluations about various incoming rookies that will eventually prove embarrassingly inaccurate. We’re off to a good start so far, according to this report from NFL.com’s…
INDIANAPOLIS — “This is already a degrading experience.”
INDIANAPOLIS — Greetings from the bowels of the Indiana Convention Center, where the media sausage is churning its way through the 2018 NFL scouting combine. If you just got here and can’t find the shitter, make your way toward Podium 1, where Colts general manager Chris Ballard (pictured) has wrapped up his presser,…
Deion Sanders was picked fifth overall by the Atlanta Falcons in the 1989 NFL draft. Four of the first five picks ended up in the Hall Of Fame (word to Tony Mandarich), but even though it was a spectacular draft, there was no way Sanders was going to make it past the very top of the draft order. Dude put up what was…
Chris Johnson’s record of 4.24 in the NFL combine 40, set in 2008, is no more as John Ross clocked a 4.22—something the Washington wide receiver said was a goal before his audition for pro football scouts.
Alabama’s Reuben Foster—the top linebacker in this year’s draft—has been sent home from the NFL combine after getting in a “heated altercation” with a hospital worker, according to ESPN.
The Vikings and Colts both finished 8-8 and tied with a .495 strength of schedule, so a coin flip determined who won the earlier pick. This somehow turned into a small event at the NFL Combine, as if there weren’t already enough excitement.
Former LSU running back Leonard Fournette weighed in at 240 pounds at this year’s NFL combine, making him the heaviest running back in the draft class. Evaluators were apparently expecting Fournette to weigh a little less, but he eased their minds at a post-weigh-in press conference.
This is weird even for Washington, where weirdness is the natural order of things.
Did you hear the cool news? One prospective NFL player could win their own island at the NFL combine if they break the combine record in the 40-yard dash, set by Chris Johnson in 2008. Pretty cool! Here is ESPN brandbot-in-chief, Darren Rovell: