Name: Edwin Velasquez Jr
School: Baldwin Wallace
Q: What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?
I’d have to say that my main goal was to contribute to the team winning & be a viable reason to the offense’s success. I believe I accomplished this with my consistent big plays.
Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?
I think my coaches and teammates would say that I am a relentless worker that pays attention to the details & a student of the game. Someone who really wants to master his craft as a receiver.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on to improve your game?
My main focus has always been details and technique. I think being a great receiver all starts with the fundamentals. I’m always working on different releases, little details in route running, then applying that to the field and deciding what would work best against the opponent I am facing that week. I also take a good amount of time recognizing coverages.
Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?
I think what separates me from other athletes is how high my ceiling can be, and my overall athletic ability & work ethic. I’m a player that will literally grind 24/7 at any hour of the day to perfect my craft. I think my athletic ability will speak for itself in upcoming combine events, and my work ethic is second to none.
Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?
I am currently narrowing down possible training locations to prep for upcoming tryouts & bowl games, mainly places in northeast Ohio with professional staff and facilities. I will also be spending much time working on my own & with my QB from my school.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
I’d say my biggest strength on the field is definitely my speed. I believe I have elite level speed that will only improve with my offseason training. Other than that, I’d have to say my route running & catching are strengths as well. Off the field I’d say I am a student of the game, always trying to find ways to improve and get better. I am also very disciplined and good at staying regimented.
Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL or any other pro leagues?
If I am not on your radar yet, I will be soon. I believe my talent & skillset will only improve from here, and giving me a chance on a professional team will be beneficial for all involved. I would be the hardest working player in the building, day in and day out, and would do everything in my power to be the best me that I can be to help the organization succeed.