Ari Werts: 2019 Draft Prospect Interview

Name: Ari Werts
School: East Tennessee State/Georgia State
Position: TE/WR
Height: 6’4″
Weight: 235

Q: What goals did you accomplish heading into your final collegiate season?

I became a more physically blocker & got more knowledge of the game. 

Q: What would your coaches say about the type of player you are?

They would say I’m the type of player that plays “fast and physically”. 

Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on to improve your game?

When watching film I focus on the little details. The little detailed things in route running , catching & blocking. My receiver coach at East Tennessee State drilled in my head how important the little detailed things are and it has really improved my game. 

Q: What separates you from the other players at your position?

My speed, Hands, athleticism & willingness to block.  

Q: How will you train and prepare this offseason for the draft or other pro opportunities?

Focusing on running a great 40 yard dash and exceeding in my pro day and once that is accomplished I will just let God work. 

Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?

I feel like my personality and my energy would be a couple of strengths that i would bring to a team on & off the field. 

Q: What is your final pitch or sell to NFL and other pro league scouts?

Honestly it would be hard finding a hybrid type of player as myself who could split out wide, be attached to the line of scrimmage, & lined up in the slot and just be a mismatch to all positions on the field. Not only that, but also a player who loves special teams and takes pride in what he does.