Gerron Fryer: 2022 Pro Prospect Interview
Name: Gerron Fryer
School: West Virginia State/University of Charleston
What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?
The goals I set out for my final season was to become more of a leader, someone players can look up to and follow. Transferring to a new school you immediately have eyes on you at all times so everything you do is looked at and evaluated and I wanted to be the one teammates looked at as a leader.
Q: How do you think you took advantage of the extra year of eligibility to increase your chances of going pro?
I took advantage through working out consistently, taking extra time in the film room reading teams tendencies and favorite reads on critical downs. Along with watching and critiquing film on myself, seeing what my tendencies are and how I would read/react to certain concepts.
Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?
Coaches and teammates would say I’m a competitor, if you say you’re the best I want to go against you. No matter who it is, I’m not backing down from the challenge.
Q: When you are studying film, what are the things you focus on to improve your game?
When studying film things I watch for improvement are the Receiver’s tendencies/indicators that give away run or pass, how are my feet through transitions, where is my eye placement ( i’m I watching the quarterback too much), how is the offensive linemen stance, what’s the personnel ( how many backs, receivers, is there any TEs).
Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?
What separates me from other athletes is that I played both sides of the ball along with playing all around in the secondary whether SS, FS or Corner. Having knowledge at receiver, understanding how to line up and read the corner seeing if he’s in a soft cover 2 shell or a cover 4. Or being on defense at corner and understanding route concepts no matter the formation the offense presents.
Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?
GRIND, that’s all I know. Whether I’m by myself or with people, I just continue to grind and work. All the hard work and time I put in will eventually show when opportunity presents itself.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
I’ll bring competition, smarts, physicality, passion and my love for the game to any team that wants to give me an opportunity. And the willingness to take coaching, getting better in every aspect. My knowledge of the game at receiver and defensive back whether corner or safety. Off the field bringing in charisma that people from the community naturally gravitate to.
Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL and any other pro leagues?
Well being a D2 athlete who doesn’t have a high draft grade or the spotlight like bigger athletes I want scouts to know that I’m just as good if not better than those guys. Just as a physical stature of me being a 6’3, 205 Corner or WR I fit the mold but I want them to know that I can compete and be dominant at the next level. Being the underdog puts a chip on my shoulder as I have something to prove to everyone and that’s something I’m going to accomplish.