Alec Blackmon: 2022 Pro Prospect Interview
Name: Alec Blackmon
School: Newberry College
What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?
After the spring season I set out a goal to win the conference championship, become 1st team all conference and all American. As a team we were able to become conference champions, I was able to accomplish 1st team all- conference but fell short of All-American status.
Q: How do you think you took advantage of the extra year of eligibility to increase your chances of going pro?
I took this year to continue to work on my intelligence of the game and certain areas of my game that I thought needed work such as hand placement and footwork.
Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?
My coaches and teammates would say that I play the game the right way, to the whistle. I’m a very violent and hard playing player.
Q: When you are studying film, what are the things you focus on to improve your game?
When studying film, I focus on hand placement and footwork mostly. Obviously I focus on the grand scheme of being a great offensive linemen but I focus on those two aspects heavily this past season.
Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?
I believe what separates me from other prospects is the way I play the game. I play through the whistle and look to be violent in every play.
Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?
My offseason plan is to work to make money while doing independent training.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
Some strengths I bring to a team is leadership, heart for the game, and violent behavior on the playing field. Off the field I like to be with the community doing community service and helping in every way possible.
Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL and any other pro leagues?
To the pro scouts, I’m a center that takes control of the game and offensive line, while playing violent through the whistle.