Gavin Burford: 2019 Draft Prospect Interview

Name: Gavin Burford
School: West Florida/Abilene Christian
Position: LB
Height: 6’2″
Weight: 230

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.