David Steinmetz: 2018 Draft Prospect Interview

Name: David Steinmetz
School: Purdue University
Position: Offensive Line
Height: 6’8″
Weight: 325

Q: What were some of your goals heading into your final collegiate season?

Some of my goals were to start, make Big 10 accolades, and overall gain more exposure. I made the switch from the University of Rhode Island because I knew I could compete at a higher level and I’m very glad I had the opportunity to showcase my talents as well as help Purdue football reach new heights.

Q: If you could describe your style of play in 3 words, what would they be?

Aggressive, focused, dependable.

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

I’m training at exceed sports performance/fitness in Massachusetts, I’m currently training for my pro day and afterwards will focus more specifically on football related skills/strength.

Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on or look for?

When I would watch film with coaches, we would go over opponent strategy and tendencies. When watching film on my own or with other teammates, we would watch specific players’ movements and learn what they like to do to beat us, so we were better prepared when we would see their skills on the field.

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

Although I only played Tackle throughout my college career, I had the opportunity to play Guard as well at the NFLPA collegiate bowl. I believe I played well and versatility is something that I bring to the table that others may not be able to. I am also a durable player, I have never missed a practice or game due to injury. I am also highly coachable, I can take the coaching and apply it immediately.

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

Some of my strengths are my work ethic and competitiveness. I have worked very hard to be where I am and that will continue. Along with my work ethic comes my competitiveness, I want to be the best at everything I do and won’t stop until I am.

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

You won’t be disappointed, I want to be the best. I’m going to put my head down and go to work everyday and become a beneficial factor on your team.