Name: Ernest Dye Jr
School: Southern Illinois
Q: What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?
Second Team All Conference. 2x Offensive Lineman of the week.
Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?
They’d say I’m a tough player who relies on his technique and fundamentals of the game.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on to improve your game?
First I look up the guy I go against primary in my personal match up. Next I access the scouting report to see top blitz, line stunts, and formations. Lastly I look at any common give aways of the defensive players, and hand/body weight distribution.
Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?
My footwork is definitely something that separates me from other prospects.
Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?
I’m currently training at Chip Smith performance system in Georgia.
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, an interior lineman who can move, and a blue collar player that’ll go to work. Off the field a man who will respect his priorities, and no distractions.
Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL or any other pro leagues?
I’m a player who will go to work everyday and do whatever I have to do to make the team better. I’m an interior offensive lineman who has exceptional footwork and a player who is committed to working hard to better the team everyday.