Name: Drake Dietrich
School: Monmouth College
What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?
This season I was able to accomplish my goal of being named a team captain and making First Team All-Midwest Conference at the end of the year
Q: How do you think you took advantage of the extra year of eligibility to increase your chances of going pro?
Without having a season last year, along with my training, I was able to treat lingering injuries that I had suffered in my first two years of college, which helped me play faster and more comfortable during this past season.
Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?
I believe that my coaches would say that I am a very consistent player and my teammates would say that I am selfless and will to do whatever it takes to win.
Q: When you are studying film, what are the things you focus on to improve your game?
When I’m watching film, I focus on the angles I am taking to the ball carrier, how I am getting off blocks and how I am moving while in pass coverage.
Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?
I believe what sets me apart is that I am willing to put myself in less ideal positions on the field if that is going to help my team win the game.
Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?
My off-season plan is to continue training on campus here at Monmouth.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
On the field, the strengths that I can bring to a team are leadership, consistency and competitiveness. Off the field, my strength is that I enjoy building a good relationship for my team with the community.
Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL and any other pro leagues?
My final pitch to teams is that I will do whatever is necessary to help improve myself as a player and help my team win.