David Barnett: 2020 Pro Prospect Interview
Name: David Barnett
Q: What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?
The goals I set for myself was to become Capitals all time leading receiver in all 3 categories – yards, receptions, and touchdowns. I was able to accomplish yards and receptions however, came up 1 touchdown short.
Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?
My coaches and teammates would say I’m a reliable person, whatever it may be such as being at workouts, having someone to do community service or having to make a play on 4th down. They would also say that I am one of the most hardworking individuals and that would include weight lifting, film studying, and practice.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on to improve your game?
When studying film of myself I like to focus on my route running. Meaning how can I run this route against this particular coverage better or even seeing what not to do, or how can I set this route up in different ways so I don’t have any tip offs.
Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?
What separates me from other players would be my knowledge of the game and knowing how to watch film. I’ve seen every coverage and every blitz and I know what every player on that defense does in any coverage. Also, I can see tip offs and keys that defense gives up just by watching film.
Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?
My plan for the offseason is to do explosive weight lifting and running. Getting with my speed trainer and working on my craft as a receiver.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
Strengths and ability that I will bring to a team will be things like high IQ of the game and can teach other players. Competition, I will always be the best competitor and will never let someone get comfortable. And lastly just a well rounded individual, I am involved with multiple community services and have accolades to back them up.
Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL or any other pro leagues?
My last pitch would be to take a chance on a small school guy. Both of us have nothing to lose but everything to gain.