It’s no secret that NFL brass like to push the buttons of draft prospects during interviews at the Scouting Combine, to see how the soon-to-be rookies respond. Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt did just that in his private meeting with an unnamed offensive guard prospect in Indianapolis late this week.
(We suspect it was Stanford guard David DeCastro.)
Per Darren Urban of AZCardinals.com, Whisenhunt said he interviewed “one of the better guards in the draft” on Friday night. “He is a very passionate, stone-faced guy, very intense,” Whisenhunt explained. “He did 30-something reps in the bench press.”
(DeCastro did 34 reps.)
“I was kind of joking around but I wanted to see how he’d take it,” Whisenhunt continued. “I said, ‘So let me get this right, you did 18 reps in the bench press?’
“I thought he was going to come out of his chair and fight me, because he was upset I had shorted him out of 14 reps on the bench press. We were laughing about that.”