Enmanuel Soriano: 2019 Draft Prospect Interview

Name: Enmanuel Soriano
School: Marist
Position: DT/DE
Height: 6’2″
Weight: 280

Q: What goals did you accomplish heading into your final collegiate season?

I had numerous goals going into my final collegiate season, but focused on improving my leadership skills. I wanted to lead by example and be a resource for the defensive line. I worked hard to be the best version of myself on and off the field. I wanted to motivate and inspire all members of the team, including myself, to push themselves and aspire to achieve things they never believed they could. Creating and spreading this hunger, and positive mentality inevitably gave me the confidence and skill to have the best season of my career. By the end of the season I led my team in tackles (75 total 6th in FCS for D-Line), sacks, and tackles for loss. I was also honored with several titles including all conference for the PFL & ECAC.

Q: If you could describe your style of play in 3 words, what would they be?

“Beat your Opponent” would be the three words to describe my style of play. On the defensive line, we see each offensive lineman we are lined up against as our opponent. If you beat the man in front of you, good things will happen.

Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on to improve your game?

I am firm believer that studying film is needed in order to improve and perfect your craft. I tend to focus on the interaction between myself and whoever I am lined up with. I will replay 1 particular play over 20 times studying the opponent’s tendencies, technique, speed, and style of blocking. I also concentrate on myself when watching film determining what I did well and what I could have done better.

Q: What separates you from the other players at your position?

I think the trait that separates me most from other players in my position is how versatile I am. I have had experience playing numerous positions and have really improved on my speed and strength. I also am very confident, but more than willing to take criticism to heart and make the adjustments needed to improve my craft.

Q: How will you train and prepare this offseason for the draft or other pro opportunities?

This offseason, I am focusing on preparing myself for the draft and other pro opportunities. I have joined an academy which specializes in agility and cross training programs. I also am working with a strength and conditioning coach who is preparing me to be stronger than ever. Training is obviously the key to success, so I am focusing on keeping active and switching things up. I have multiple training sessions throughout the day so hopefully good things will come.

Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?

I will bring my positive attitude and dedicated work ethic to a team. I understand that there is so much more to football than just tackles and touchdowns. I have a great understanding of the game and its strategy. My best strength is knowing that I won’t quit on myself or the people around me. Bad days are apart of the journey and do not define me, but encourage me to try harder to have a successful outcome.

Q: What is your final pitch or sell to NFL and other pro league scouts?

I will be a great asset to any pro league because of my positive attitude, love and hunger for the game, and an extremely dedicated work ethic. I have so much potential and am ready to sacrifice and dedicate my life to a career in football. Once I am give an opportunity, no one will regret their decision.