Hunter Joseph: 2018 Draft Prospect Interview

Name: Hunter Joseph
School: Otterbein University
Position: Wide Receiver/Kick Returner/Punt Returner/Gunner
Height: 5’11”
Weight: 195

Q: What were some of your goals heading into your final collegiate season?

– Be an All-American Wide Receiver
– Be versatile
– Stay healthy
– Be the guy the coach wants the ball in his hands when the team needs a big play

Q: If you could describe your style of play in 3 words, what would they be?

-Explosive
-Leader
-Competitive

Q: How will you train and prepare this offseason for the draft or other pro opportunities?

Treat my body as an investment knowing I am now a professional in this field and only put things in it that will make me better and take my game to the next level. Get rid of any distraction that comes between me and the ultimate goal, which is to be playing on Sundays. Last but not least, training day in and day out to put the best product I can in front of scouts, coaches, and General Managers when my pro day arrives and show them what I can do.

Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on or look for?

While watching film, I first look at the defensive scheme as a whole, what their base defense is, and what they like to do in down and distance situations. I often would get the opposing team’s best Cornerback or cover guy shadowing me all game, so I would watch his tendencies, is he a soft man, hard man, is he physical, even down to if he likes to trash talk to try and throw his opponent off his game. So, I will be ready for anything and everything.

Q: What separates you from the other players at your position?

What separates me is my versatility. I can line up inside, outside, or even in the backfield. My special teams ability is a huge asset to my game returning kicks and also blocking or making tackles on punts or kickoffs. I also don’t have any kind of off the field issues, as I know that can be a huge stressor to a coach or General Manager. I was taught how to play this game professionally and handle yourself professionally off the field all throughout college.

Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?

Being versatile. I believe my route running and speed is a big part of what makes me successful. My ability to go up and attack the football and high pointing it over defenders bigger or smaller than me, while also having the ability to catch a short pass in the open field and make people miss to turn a short gain into a big play. Also, the ability to give back to the people that got me where I am today, my family, close friends, and my high school.

Q: What is your final pitch or sell to NFL and other pro league scouts?

If given the opportunity, you will be getting a professional on and off the field. A kid who knows how to work hard and overcome adversity, while having a chip on his shoulder and something to prove every single snap. I will compete with anyone and I believe I have what it takes to make myself and everyone around me better every single day. My goal is not only to be a good player, but one of the best to ever do it.

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