The NFL Combine is highly publicized for its drills, but another important aspect is something the league doesn't show on TV: the player interviews.
Teams meet with the NFL hopefuls and ask them a series of questions ranging from silly to serious. Franchises will be investing millions of dollars in some of these players over the next four years, so they want to make sure they're drafting the right guys. During this process, teams do some deep dives into each player's past.
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In the case of TCU defensive tackle Ross Blacklock, the Raiders went so deep they informed him of something he didn't even know about himself.
Ross Blacklock has 21 formal interviews. Said he prepared for weird questions but when he met with Oakland, he learned something new about himself: “The Raiders told me about my 37 parking tickets that I didn’t know about.”
— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) February 27, 2020
Your first question is probably: What?
Your second question is probably: How did he not know?
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Both are good questions, and we have some answers. Blacklock explained that TCU just took the money out of his account.
"They take them out of our checks. They pay for it at TCU," Blacklock said. "I guess it's a good thing because I don't go[......]