NFL Draft prospect Jordan Morgan claims team forced him into staring contest

Sporting News
The NFL Competition Committee laid out simpler recommendations in regard to the catch rule. They will be shown at the annual meeting.

NFL reveals recommendations for simpler protocol for catch rule

The NFL Competition Committee laid out simpler recommendations in regard to the catch rule. They will be shown at the annual meeting.

The NFL Combine can be a weird place. While some teams keep it professional, others ask off-the-wall questions of the potential NFLplayers and can make things uncomfortable. That happened to Jordan Morgan, anoffensive lineman fromDivision IIKutztown University.

But Morgan wasn't asked a strange question, instead he was required to perform an odd task: stare.

"The strangest thing I had asked of me at the Combine was how long I could have my eyes open in a staring contest. I thought it was weird, but it's one of those things you don't question on the spot," he told Penn Live. "I didn't blink at all. He told me I could stare at anything. I just focused on a water bottle. I don't know how long it was, but it was pretty long. My eyes were fogging up. I couldn't see after. He was just like, 'I got what I need. You can stop now.'"

What does this have to do with anything? Who knows. But it's not the first time a team has demandedsomething strange from aprospect, and it won't be the last. In the same Combine, the Browns used a deck of cards to test a player. Last year, former player Austen Lane revealedthat a team asked him,"If you could kill someone and not get caught, would you?"

Teams may just be asking these things to catch a player off-guard, but maybe there's a method to their madness.

What to read next

By using Yahoo you agree that Yahoo and partners may use Cookies for personalisation and other purposes