Name: Aaron Givens
School: Webber International
Q: What goals did you accomplish heading into your final collegiate season?
Goals I’ve accomplished heading into my final collegiate season were to continue to be a leader and help my teammates on and off the field. Also, another goal I accomplished was being Named 1st Team All-Conference. I accomplished leading the team in tackles, sacks, tackles for loss, and forced fumbles.
Q: What would your coaches say about the type of player you are?
My coach will say, I’m very coachable while also being able to learn at a fast pace, a very hard worker, plays with great intensity, and has a strong nose for the football.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on to improve your game?
As a linebacker, first I analyze an opponent best athlete on the field and figure out who’s hands they try to get the ball to the most. After analyzing, based on the formation, I list downs top passing and running plays to help with my play recognition on the field.
Q: What separates you from the other players at your position?
My athleticism and speed on the field and being able to cover sideline to sideline.
Q: How will you train and prepare this offseason for the draft or other pro opportunities?
Training is a crucial part of me being able to perform at a high level. I will train twice as hard on all aspects, from conditioning, to gaining strength, and also mentally wise.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
My athleticism, being a leader, and being a player that’s willing to sacrifice his all to play on the field beside his brothers.
Q: What is your final pitch or sell to NFL and other pro league scouts?
I’m a linebacker that does not hesitate when his name is called. I can tackle in space, fill the gap, cover in man or zone coverage, and has a great understanding of the game from both sides of the ball. If given the opportunity to pursue my career as a professional football player, I will do my best to become the greatest player ever, lead my teammates, and do something I always planned on doing as a teenager, and that is to give back to the community.