The Advocate
April 22, 2013
Being drafted into the NFL isn’t like getting a job at the salt mines. Teams sometimes invest millions of dollars in recruiting just one player. In addition to evaluating players’ vertical leap and their 40-yard dash time at the annual NFL Scouting Combine in February, scouts and coaches looking to put together a team rake the college athletes over the coals to find out the details of their personal lives, details that may affect a team’s cohesion or branding. Some scouts and coaches may ask, “Are you a ladies’ man?” or “Do you like girls?” or “Have you ever had a boyfriend?”