Brennan Ray: 2023 Pro Prospect Interview

Name: Brennan Ray
School: Montclair State University
Position: DB
Height: 6-1
Weight: 190

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

The goals I set for myself coming into college was to make an impact whether that was on the field or off the field, but most importantly be competitive and make a name for myself. I believe I reached every goal I set for myself and more as I made school history and started every game making an impact on and off the field. I set goals for myself and there was no limit!

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

They would say I am a team player and a great leader. I strive to be a role model to the younger generation. Very respectful and cary myself at a high standard. Always making sure everyone is doing the right thing and I always am giving 100% effort.

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

One thing I look for when watching film, is tendencies. Something I have learned with my experience is that history repeats itself and the opponents I study film on tend to repeat the same movements time and time again and it helps me elevate my game/put myself in great positions to make plays. I also visualize myself making big plays depending on the situation we are in, I am a big believer in the effect it has when it comes to game day.

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

I have a lot more experience than most players at my position and have been able to develop to the speed of the game over the years. I have a great body structure and speed/agility that allows me to make plays on the ball that most players wouldn’t be able to make. I am versatile in where I can play. I am infatuated with studying film and tendencies and that not only sets me apart from players in my position but players that I am going up against.

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

To further prepare for team workouts I will continue to better myself in all aspects of my game. Strength training 6 days a week, Positional training 2 days a week, and speed training 3 days a week. I also focus heavily on my diet to gain solid weight that is needed. I need to continue to show these coaches I am improving in all aspects.

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

A trait that I carry on the field is the ability to learn systems at a fast rate because I have a lot of experience playing. With that comes the ability to be versatile playing in different scenarios and positions. Playing up high at the safety position or being able to roll down and play man coverage/ in the box to assist in the run game. As well as be a key player in the special teams game. My uplifting spirit and leadership will keep players motivated on and off the field. I have a hard work ethic that is infectious to others around me.

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

The reason I would be drafted would be because of my long term potential and development. I believe I still have so much more growth and will see that growth within a franchise. I show up and get the work that is being asked of done with no questions asked and I play to win. Lately, I have the ability to play in many positions and special teams to make an impact right away. I thrive for competition and will continue to compete throughout my career to make myself and others better while being a leader.