NFL Prospect: Team Asked How I'd 'Kill Somebody' (Because, Yeah, That's A Normal Interview Question)

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We all know that NFL teams invest a lot of time and resources in order to do their homework on draft prospect—like flying all over the country to scout the kid and then, when given the opportunity, sitting down with the guy to ask them a bunch of questions.

However, there are a few questions that the NFL might consider putting on a "Don't Ask List", or something, because outgoing Clemson wide receiver Mike Williams described a pretty F'ed up thing he was asked during the NFL Combine—and, yep, it had to do with murder.

That's what Williams—who's one of the top-rated wideouts in the draft—told to Rich Eisen on “The Rich Eisen Show" this morning.

“You get some weird questions,” Williams said Tuesday on “The Rich Eisen Show.”

“I mean, I heard somebody, somebody I know, got a question like, ‘How would you kill somebody? Would you use a gun or a knife?’”

What in the hell? How is that at all relevant to Mike Williams' football skills. The kid can either catch a football with consistency or he can't. No one should care about how he'd murder someone. Seriously, doesn't anyone else think that some of the process is a little bit much? I mean, it’s clearly not an exact science, otherwise there wouldn’t be flameouts like Johnny Manziel and others who don’t have their sh*t together.

But that's not even the strangest question that an NFL prospect has once been asked during the interview process, with current New York Giants cornerback Eli Apple being asked if he liked men. Again, why is that important?

Oh, well, I assume these types of things are necessary for psychological reasons that I'll never understand—or the people who conduct these pre-draft interviews are just as messed up as The Joker from The Dark Knight?


Here's the full interview with Eisen on video, courtesy of “The Rich Eisen Show's" YouTube channel.


Hey, best of luck in the league, Mike Williams—let's just hope there aren't any suspicious off-the-field incidents that occur with this guy.

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