Dayan Smith: 2019 Draft Prospect Interview

Name: Dayan Smith
School: Anderson
Position: C/OG
Height: 6’1″
Weight: 315

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

The goal I accomplished was dropping 43 pounds over a summer in order to play faster and more efficiently.

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

My coaches would say I am a gifted athlete with raw power and ability to move well at my size.

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

When studying film I study my opponent’s tendencies and try and figure out what I can do to make those tendencies work against them.

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

My athletic ability and my explosiveness separate me from the other prospects this year.

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

I am going to train for the draft and other opportunities with tenacity and anticipation for an opportunity to come.

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

What I would bring to an organization is athleticism in the interior of the offensive line and a willing learner and a person that will be a solid contributor and a mainstay in any organization with any system.

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

My final pitch to pro scouts is that I fit in any system and I can contribute at center and both guards comfortably. I will work hard for what I get and if they see fit that I get a camp invite it will be the smartest decision they could ever make at the position.