NFL teams are allowed to formally interview 60 prospects each year at the NFL Scouting Combine. Those discussions take place in 15-minute intervals in a dimly-lit room inside of the Crowne Plaza hotel in downtown Indianapolis.
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In addition to the hotel dialogue between pro team and pro prospect, clubs are allowed to have informal conversations at a nearby train station across the street from the player hotel. There, teams can reach a much larger amount of the 300-plus prospects in town for the combine. The 60 interviews are saved for the elite prospects of the draft, like Reid, the No. 18 overall draft pick and day-1 starter for the 49ers last season.
Although the 49ers do not have a standard interview script for their 60 interviews, the scouting department was kind enough to share a sampling of 10 questions that might be asked to a prospect during a combine interview session.1. What about your game will make an NFL team better?
2. Who is the first person you would call if you had a football problem?
3. Who is the first person you would call if you needed help making a decision?
4. What was your first job?
6. How do you feel you learn most effectively?
7. What motivates you to play football?
8. Can you describe your relationships with your family, coaches and teammates?
9. What do you want to achieve as an NFL player?
10. What do you want to achieve outside the NFL?