Branyan Javier-Castillo: 2020 Pro Prospect Interview

Name: Branyan Javier-Castillo
School: Rhode Island
Position: OLB
Height: 6’1″
Weight: 221

Q: What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?

I set a goal for myself to be the leading tackler of my league. I wanted to be defensive player of the year for the CAA but I fell short of that. I always set my Goals high because I believe in the impossible.

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

My teammates would say I am passionate, relentless and fearless. My coaches would say I’m a productive player.

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

I focus on what the offensive coordinator likes to do. Then I would take a look at my opponents on the field. I would be looking for their weaknesses.

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

I would say my speed and my hustle to the ball would separate me from the others. I would also say my instincts play a huge role in how I play this game of football.

Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?

My offseason plan is to eat better foods that contains the proper nutrition for better performance. And nothing has changed when getting ready for the season, just work hard and let God handle the rest.

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

I would bring a competitive fire that will boost my teammates to do better. I think challenging my teammates is the best part of having teammates because you can see them grow into something better knowing that you are pushing them and they are pushing you. Off the field I would influence my teammates to at least hangout with each other so we can build that chemistry that we need for the field. Because after all these are the guys you will be going to war with. If you know what their “WHY” is you and your teammates will understand each other on a different level.

Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL or any other pro leagues?

I don’t believe in luck, I believe in hard work and dedication. I also strongly believe in respect I was raised to treat everyone equally no matter what type of job they have. I would never look down on somebody it’s not in my nature.