Another NFL Combine story came recently from Sanders himself as he was in Indianapolis last week to cover the Combine as an analyst. Teams are notorious for putting players through rigorous tests throughout the Combine week, but Sanders wasn’t having it at his combine testing in 1989:
“It happened to be the Giants’ room. They set me down and gave me a thick book. This thing was thicker than a phone book,” he said on NFL Network during the last day of 2017’s combine. “I said, ‘What’s this?’ They said, ‘This is our test that we give all the players.’ I said, ‘Excuse me, what pick do you have in the draft?’ They said, ‘10th.’ I said, ‘I’ll be gone before then. I’ll see y’all later.’ That’s a true story.”
Sanders was right, he got picked 5th overall that draft.