Last year, one of the stories to emerge from the combine was that teams were asking prospects if they liked girls as part of the interviews in Indianapolis.
Central Florida Blake Bortles didn’t get that question at this year’s combine. Teams seemed to be aware that Bortles has a girlfriend who was described by Central Florida coach George O’Leary, via TheBigLead.com, as being worth “six million Googles” during the season and wanted to know if they could get an up-close view of her if Bortles paid them a visit in the months leading up to the draft.
“If we come to town, will she be there for dinner and stuff like that,” Bortles said on The Dan Patrick Show. “They knew [about his girlfriend] going into the meeting. I think that was kinda the angle, how I would react to it.”
Plenty of teams ask questions from odd angles to see how a player handles them, with other stories from this year including queries about the number of uses for a brick that a player can think of off the top of his head. Such questions are far less creepy than grown men drooling over the possibility of meeting an attractive college girl who is dating a player they may want to be their quarterback.