Oklahoma offensive line man Lane Johnson finished his time at the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine. Part of the NFL Scouting Combine is the various meetings with NFL teams, and potential employers. We hear various stories about how the team can get inappropriate with questions at time, like when the Miami Dolphins met with Dez Bryant.
So Lane Johnson went on The Mighty 1090 in San Diego to discuss the experience. His interesting comments about the interview are what stand out though. He starts off by talking about Oklahoma and how they prepare you for the interviews.
“At Oklahoma we’re kind of used to talking in front of the media,” Johnson said. “We’ve had media trainers. As far as the interviews, I actually met with Ken Herock, who was an ex-GM for the Falcons. So we basically did mock interviews and he told us basically what was going to be going on in those meetings, and what kind of things to expect. So I kind of had an idea of what to expect heading to the Combine.”
So did everything go as expected? Not necessarily.
“One thing caught me off guard. I was meeting with Cincinnati, and I went in there and they told me to remember five things,” Johnson said. “They just listed five things like a bear, a flower, a tree, a man and like a dog. And they told me to remember those terms, at the end of the meeting to see if I could remember them. And from that point on, they listed numbers. They said, like, 9167, and then told me to repeat them in reverse order. So that was probably the weirdest meeting I’ve ever been a part of.”