Bart Mazzara: 2018 Draft Prospect Interview

Name: Bart Mazzara
School: Buffalo State
Position: Linebacker
Height: 5’11”
Weight: 230

Q: What were some of your goals heading into your final collegiate season?

To have no regrets. To win a Conference Championship and make it into the NCAA Playoffs. Also, to be named All-Conference and All-American.

Q: If you could describe your style of play in 3 words, what would they be?

Fast, Instinctive, and Aggressive.

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

I am training at Absolute Performance 5-6 days a week with Paul Childress. I am also meal prepping and getting rehabilitation work done daily.

Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on or look for?

I look for tendencies, weaknesses, as well as strengths. I study formations and the style of play out of each player I am facing. Therefore, I am confident on gameday and I can play fast.

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

My instincts separate me from other players. I am on the ball every single play. I dissect plays very well and know where the ball is going right at the snap. I lock into my keys and believe in my reads. I am a true leader on the field and I understand the whole defense and the scheme we are running.

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

I never take a play off and I play with extreme heart and passion. I was elected Head Captain of my College Football Team. I am a leader and I hold myself and teammates accountable. I am not afraid to be the bad guy. I stand up when most guys won’t.

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

I am the hardest worker in the room and always have been. I elevate guys around me simply by my work ethic and my level of play on the field. I do what’s best for the team, no matter what. I am a great asset for any team. I lead, but also follow. I always do what’s right. I hold myself accountable to do everything that is asked of me and then some.I have proven this through my accolades and respect I receive from my teammates, coaches, and opponents as well.

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