"We hand [Reid] the phone and he [says to Polk], ‘Let me talk to your mother.’ "That’s the first thing that he said because coach is smarter than we are, so he got the kid’s mom on the phone and convinced mom to get the kid, and once we got mom on board, it was done. We got him."
"When I got there, everything kind of got quiet. I had so much adrenaline," Ross told ESPN's Josina Anderson. "I was nervous right before I went, so I was up on my hands. Everything got quiet; I couldn't hear anything. And I just took off. I held my breath ... and it just went on from there." Ross didn’t run a second attempt because he said he "cramped up," but when the NFL came back and confirmed his official record-setting run, history had already been made.
"I'm actually working with Jordan Palmer," Watson said at his Combine press conference, "so we watch film of the Kansas City Chiefs, the Steelers, Patriots, Falcons, Packers, Cowboys, the different teams that are playoff teams that are still playing, I had the ability to watch film of those guys and see how they run and be a professional."
Of the players who spoke to the media on Saturday, three of them — Missouri edge rusher Charles Harris, Ohio edge rusher Tarell Basham and Vanderbilt inside linebacker Zach Cunningham — all confirmed they had formal interviews scheduled with the Chiefs.
"I thought Deshaun Watson was the big winner," said CBS Sports draft analyst Rob Rang. "His ability to raise his level of play in the big moments just continues. His footwork, the accuracy, the arm strength. I thought he really helped himself today."
Will need to prove he can identify underneath coverage and command NFL verbiage when he reaches the pros. Proven winner who wins over people once they meet him. "He really looked good today," Mayock said. "His footwork was better than I expected and his accuracy was consistently outstanding."
Air raid quarterbacks haven’t cut it in the NFL. Recent ones to try include Tim Couch, Brandon Weeden, Johnny Manziel, Geno Smith, Kevin Kolb, Nick Foles, Jason White, and those two big-time Texas Tech QBs before Mahomes: Harrell and Kingsbury.