The NFL Scouting Combine is the classic meat market, but not
only for players, who are timed, tested, prodded and cross-examined by 32
teams, but also for the media.
You can tell when a reporter is working on a certain story
because he or she will ask the same question to each player. Perhaps the most
unoriginal was one person who kept asking players, “What do you hope to
accomplish at the combine?”
OU offensive tackle Trent Williams, who is from Longview and is trying to
play his way into the top 10 of the draft, found the question trite.
“What everybody hopes to accomplish,” he said abruptly. “Move
up in the draft.”
Williams also would not bite when another reporter asked
what his strengths and weaknesses were.
“I don’t know if I want to discuss my weaknesses on camera,”
At 6-4 1/2, 315 pounds, Williams would be appealing for the
Cowboys. But there is no way he will be there when they pick at No. 27.
-- Jan Hubbard