2020 NFL Draft: TCU’s Ross Blacklock gets hilarious, unfortunate news

Ross Blacklock, TCU (Photo by David Purdy/Getty Images)
Ross Blacklock, TCU (Photo by David Purdy/Getty Images) /

Hilarious stories come out every year at the combine, and this year 2020 NFL Draft hopeful Ross Blacklock received some funny and unfortunate news.

Year after year things get a little bit weird at the NFL Scouting Combine, and apparently 2020 is no different. As TCU defensive tackle Ross Blacklock is meeting with teams to attempt to improve his overall 2020 NFL Draft stock, he got some hilariously, yet unfortunate news from the Las Vegas Raiders.

While meeting with the silver and black, Blacklock was told that he had some unpaid parking tickets during his time at TCU. Some is quite an understatement as well, as the defensive tackle prospect was told that he had 37 unpaid parking tickets. Thirty-seven.

This tidbit of information has very little (likely no) impact on Blacklock’s draft stock, but is one of the fun stories that comes out every year at the combine as players meet with teams. Blacklock is currently slated to likely hear his name called in the top-40 of the 2020 NFL Draft, and even has the potential to land in the first round.

Blacklock finished his career at TCU with 39 solo tackles, 15.5 tackles for loss, and five and a half sacks. Blacklock had a solid freshman season with the Horned Frogs, where he tallied six and a half tackles for loss and two and a half sacks from the interior of the TCU defense. Unfortunately for Blacklock, he missed all of 2018 with an injury, but came back this year with a solid junior season; he recorded 25 solo tackles, nine tackles for loss, and three and a half sacks.

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While Blacklock weighed in shockingly low for a defensive lineman at the combine at 290 pounds, he is expected to torch the track in Lucas Oil Stadium and test well. After a good laugh with the Raiders, Blacklock is ready to prove his worth to the 32 teams and see a rise in his draft stock.