Name: Jake Sutherland
School: Morehead State University
Position: Tight End/Slot
Q: What were some of your goals heading into your final collegiate season?
My main goal was to help my team win our conference and make the FCS playoffs. My personal goal was to be named 1st team All-Conference.
Q: If you could describe your style of play in 3 words, what would they be?
Physical, smart, passionate.
Q: How will you train and prepare this offseason for the draft or other pro opportunities?
I will be training at my school (Morehead State). I will be training as hard as I can to prepare myself for every aspect evaluated in a Pro day/combine.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on or look for?
As a TE, I have to study the DL, Linebackers, and DBs. I try to notice tendencies in the D-Ends and how aggressive they play off the ball. As well as the Linebackers. I also look for tendencies and give aways in the defensive coverage, like to see if a Safety tips a coverage in any way.
Q: What separates you from the other players at your position?
I believe I am very versatile and athletic at the TE position. I will play anywhere on the field I need to play. I pick up offenses very quickly as well. I also played all four special teams my four years at Morehead State.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
I will always give 100% every play. I have good footwork and run crisp routes. I will make the tough catches. I am very physical and quick off the ball.
Q: What is your final pitch or sell to NFL and other pro league scouts?
I will out work anyone I go up against. I will work hard in the weight room and get extra work in on the field. I will play every single special teams as well as any position on offense. I will do everything in my power to be the best player on the field and succeed at the TE position.