Name: Gavin Burford
School: West Florida/Abilene Christian
Q: What goals did you accomplish heading into your final collegiate season?
I accomplished winning 1st Team all conference and having the all time school record for tackles per game.
Q: What would your coaches say about the type of player you are?
They would say I have a lot of instincts at the LB position and can read offensive schemes very well. Overall, very intelligent on the football field.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on to improve your game?
I focus on the linemen first to see if I can spot any tendencies in their stance that might give away the play. Next, I look at the opponents personnel to recognize what plays they might run out of each setting.
Q: What separates you from the other players at your position?
Natural instincts in the box, reading the offensive line movement quickly, and extremely physical at the point of attack.
Q: How will you train and prepare this offseason for the draft or other pro opportunities?
Training at D1 in Dallas, Texas w/ my LB trainer Zaviar Gooden.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
I would bring energy to a team and gain respect quickly. I would make a team feel more confident in what they are doing because of my football IQ.
Q: What is your final pitch or sell to NFL and other pro league scouts?
Just need an opportunity and you’ll never look back. Biggest sleeper in 2019.