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Asking An NFL Prospect About ISIS Is A Bold Draft Strategy

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An NFL team reportedly asked at least one prospect at the combine about ISIS.

Carolina Panthers reporter Jourdan Rodrique tweeted over the weekend, “Braxton Berrios says weirdest questions he was asked by teams actually were in the Senior Bowl, when he was asked ‘what is Bitcoin?’ and ‘what is Isis?'”

I’m no NFL expert, although lots of people have probably claimed that, but I’m pretty sure somebody’s knowledge of ISIS isn’t relevant to whether or not Braxton Berrios can catch footballs. I have no idea why some of these NFL guys ask such weird questions.

How does knowing about ISIS help an NFL team at all? I understand wanting your guys to be smart and aware of what’s going on in the world, but are you really not going to draft a guy based off his knowledge of a terrorist organization? Something tells me it’s not likely.

Maybe stick to his knowledge of route running, defensive reads, blocking on the rush and things of that nature. Seems like the common sense thing to do.

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