Chandler Kryst: 2020 Pro Prospect Interview
Name: Chandler Kryst
School: Coastal Carolina
Q: What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?
Generally, to perform better statistically in all categories. Also to improve my mental game and various attributes like confidence, game iq, etc.
Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?
The coaches would speak of me as intelligent, talented and having great coverage skills. Most notably, my teammates would talk more about my desire to help others in all aspects of football and general life, like a big brother.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on to improve your game?
I study to learn the other team’s overall trends, then the players I will be facing and their tendencies, and finally I focus on what/how I will do to combat this. I take my athletic ability into consideration alongside our teams defensive schemes that may be applied.
Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?
My intelligence and desire to keep improving alongside my considerable talent/athletic abilities.
Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?
First step is pro day, so I am focusing on improving myself in the fields that are tested in that event. After that, I’ll start training with WR teammates to better prepare for potential mini camps.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
My desire to learn is most notable. I think it’s a safe assumption to say the vast majority of NFL cornerbacks/nickels are physically adept. Although I am that, I excel when it comes to learning better techniques, coverage ins and outs, offensive schemes and tendencies. This desire to learn stands out as I spend more time on film, asking veterans and coaches about their experience, and practicing techniques.
Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL or any other pro leagues?
I’m an undersized corner/nickel with great athletic ability and an excellent mind. I learn quickly, and am always looking for ways to improve. I’m generally quiet but ambitious, and keep my head out of trouble.