NFL scouts routinely ask stupid questions of draft prospects in an effort to either rattle their cages or unearth something that might lead you to believe a player would be a bad investment, but former Notre Dame wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown is facing a particularly stupid line of questioning this draft season.
Because St. Brown attended Notre Dame, an elite private school with a remarkably challenging curriculum, and because his mother is German and he and his brothers speak multiple languages, some scouts seem to think that’s problematic for his long-term development as a football player.
St. Brown was asked at Notre Dame’s pro day on Thursday what sort of questions he’s running into most routinely throughout the draft process and his answer was mind-numbing, albeit unsurprising.
“The most common question I get is do I love football because I went to Notre Dame and I speak languages,” St. Brown said according to Pete Sampson of Irish Illustrated. “That’s the common question I get.”
St. Brown is the first of three brothers to play Division I, with Osiris enrolled at Stanford and Amon-Ra on his way to USC. And the family is definitely unusual, with his dad John Brown being labeled as the answer to Lavar Ball in collegiate football.
However, to insinuate that intelligence and fluency in more than one language could somehow be a detriment to his game is problematic. St. Brown is far from a perfect prospect after his production dipped in 2017, but he’s clearly got NFL potential and anybody using a question as stupid as that to decide whether he has value to their franchise probably doesn’t deserve to have the kid in the first place.
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