Name: DJ Doggett
School: Midwestern State
Q: What goals did you accomplish heading into your final collegiate season?
I wanted to become more technically sound and be able to diagnose plays quicker which helped increase my production.
Q: What would your coaches say about the type of player you are?
That I am a grinder and a true team player, an example of this is when I was told that I would be switching from Tight End to Defensive End right before the 2017 season began and became the starter.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on to improve your game?
I like to study formations and backfield sets to get a grasp off what play is coming at me, and what a team’s Tackles and Tight Ends like to do, what moves work best against them, are they physical in the run game, and does that give away the play with their stance. I also watch film on myself looking for where I made mistakes and correcting them before as quick as possible.
Q: What separates you from the other players at your position?
I’m willing to do and enjoy the dirty work, whether it is setting the edge, or slanting into the B-gaps to stop the run. This was also only my second season playing defensive end, so I have yet to reach my full potential.
Q: How will you train and prepare this offseason for the draft or other pro opportunities?
Continue to work on my technique to add more pass rush moves to my arsenal, as well as continue to improve my conditioning.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
My ball get off and my strength at the point of attack when facing tackles and tight ends.
Q: What is your final pitch or sell to NFL and other pro league scouts?
Despite being a small school player, I believe I have the power ,athletic ability, and the work ethic to earn an opportunity. I can handle the duties of a 4-3 Defensive End or as a 3-4 outside linebacker. I can even serve as a fullback/h-back from my time playing those positions in college as well.