“Cincinnati came in there and asked me to repeat numbers backward and stuff … try to see how good your cognitive skills are and see if you have any brain damage,” Johnson said. “It was probably the weirdest interview I had.”
Johnson's story is well-documented: The junior-college quarterback came to Oklahoma as a tight end, then moved to defensive end before landing on the offensive line before his junior season.
“To me, he's like — not, obviously, in the same category as LeBron — but his body type is one of those guys that can just do it all,” said former OU receiver Kenny Stills. “You can take him out to a basketball court, you can ask him to gain 60 pounds, whatever, he's gonna do it. Lane's just done everything he's been asked.”
Former Oklahoma defensive tackle Dusty Dvoracek, now a local sports radio host, was there Wednesday and spoke to Johnson, who recalled the conversation as he left Pro Day.
“I did everything I could at the combine; I did all the drills; I played at the Senior Bowl,” Johnson said. “Like Dusty Dvoracek was saying, ‘The hay is in the barn ... sit back and see what happens.'”