Lonnie Johnson knew he would be tested at the NFL Combine, however, he could not be prepared for one test he received from an NFL team.
“You’ve got to be mentally strong here,” Johnson said. “It’s been a journey. You gotta have your mind right for this, especially all the stuff going on behind closed doors. A lot of people think it’s just the 40 (yard dash) and drills. There’s a lot of stuff I didn’t know coming in. It’s been crazy.”
Johnson met with 14 teams over his first two days at the Combine. Sunday night he’ll meet with 14 more NFL teams. So far he’s had one crazy interaction.
Bouncing from meeting to meeting, the former Kentucky cornerback had to do something much different in a meeting with the Seattle Seahawks. The Super Bowl XLVIII champs asked Lonnie to compete in a staring contest. He happily obliged.
Tomorrow Johnson will compete in drills he actually prepared for when on-field drills commence at 9:00 am on the NFL Network.