Name: Edrick Gonzales
School: Southwestern College
Q: What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?
I set out to be in great football playing shape before the season started in order to perform at a high level. Studying game film more. Leading the team in receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns. My Jr season I made 2nd team All-Conference WR and Honorable mention Special Teams. I accomplished getting 1st team All-conference Special Teams my senior year. I was second in receptions my last season.
Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?
They would say that I’m one of the hardest working players in the program and comes to work every day. He has relentless effort, fearless, respect for others, very humble, honest, and great leader to follow.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on to improve your game?
I look for my opponent’s strengths, weakness, and tendencies. Looking at the coverages that they will be in and for any disguises. The mind game can provide the edge.
Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?
Other than my height I have outstanding athletic ability, ball skills, route running, and speed bursts in and out of my breaks that get me open. An in-depth knowledge of the position techniques, coverages, concepts, and a thorough knowledge of the game.
Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?
My plan is to train privately with my father who is a strength and conditioning coach. He has been training people for a long time so I trust him. I will have a strategic plan to work on my speed, flexibility, agility, and muscle strength. I plan to continue my skill development by working with other experienced players and being mentored by some ex NFL players that played my position at a high level.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
You definitely have to have talent to play at the next level. I have always believed in hard work, so my preparation, goal orientation, passion, attention to detail, study, desire to be great, confidence, and hard work ethic is what I bring. I am confident in my big play abilities also. I never been in trouble on or off the field. I consider myself a player of sportsmanship, great charter, decision making, self-control, and a team player that will represent any team in a professional manner.
Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL or any other pro leagues?
You just never know where you will find your next best player.