Chris Tinkham: 2019 Draft Prospect Interview

Name: Chris Tinkham
School: Central Connecticut State
Position: DT
Height: 6’3″
Weight: 295

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

My goals were to be named a team captain and to make all conference which I accomplished both.

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

They would say I am violent and have a motor. That I often tend to either out work people or find a way to out physical them.

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

I watch myself as much as possible focusing on my pad level, hand violence, and how certain alignments may improve my chances at making a play. I also try and see who I feel is the weakest to go against on the online that week and don’t allow myself to ever lose a rep to them.

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

My strength and physicality I play the game with a demeanor that most people don’t see in football anymore.

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

I trained at Test in New Jersey, it was a great experience and they really helped bring my full athletic potential out of me.

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

My character, I always try to lead from the front to be vocal and to just execute my assignments to the best of my ability. I’m selfless and will do what ever is best for the team.

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

First I’d like to thank any team considering me and would like to just ask them for an opportunity for me to showcase my athletic abilities and to be of value to their team.