Name: Dontez Byrd
School: Tennessee Tech University
Position: Wide Receiver/Return Specialist
Q: What were some of your goals heading into your final collegiate season?
My main goal was to have a better season than my previous season. My junior year, I came up short of 1,000 yards and ended up 2nd team All-Conference, but going into my Senior season, I wanted to be above 1,000 and an All-American which I accomplished both.
Q: If you could describe your style of play in 3 words, what would they be?
Fast, Smart, Physical.
Q: How will you train and prepare this offseason for the draft or other pro opportunities?
I’m training right now in Mason, OH at Ignition getting ready for pro day in March.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on or look for?
When studying film, I look for DB tendencies and what coverages the opposing team runs with certain formations.
Q: What separates you from the other players at your position?
What separates me from other Receivers is my will to block.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
The strengths that I will bring to the team is my work ethic and knowledge for the game. I’m also willing to do whatever the organization needs to help the team develop and win.
Q: What is your final pitch or sell to NFL and other pro league scouts?
I am not only a Receiver on pass plays, I also enjoy blocking and opposing my will on the opponents during the run game and I love special teams!