Griffin Oakes: 2018 Draft Prospect Interview
Name: Griffin Oakes
School: Indiana University
Q: What were some of your goals heading into your final collegiate season?
Going into my last season of college, a few of my goals were to give our team the best chance at winning each and every game, perform consistently every time my number was called, and just to give myself a chance to take a step back and really enjoy it.
Q: If you could describe your style of play in 3 words, what would they be?
My style of play in 3 words would probably be: accurate, consistent, and passionate.
Q: How will you train and prepare this offseason for the draft or other pro opportunities?
My training has consisted of working in the weight room consistently and focusing on becoming more accurate on field goals and powerful on kickoffs. I have been training with One on One Kicking and Coach Mike McCabe in preparation for everything.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on or look for?
When it comes to film, I try to analyze every single part of my kick. From my approach, my contact, and to my finish.
Q: What separates you from the other players at your position?
I think that I have the accuracy and strength combination that has the ability to have a chance to compete at the next level.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
I believe that I can bring a consistent mindset and attitude to a team. Never getting too up or too down. I’d give them a player who is accurate and has the strength to make any kick that is asked of him. Also, in terms of off the field, I’d be a quality member of the community and do whatever I could to help out in any way possible.
Q: What is your final pitch or sell to NFL and other pro league scouts?
I am willing to do anything and everything for a team that is willing to take a chance on me. They will get everything I have every single day. They will get someone who is dedicated to perfecting their craft in any way possible.