Jayner Gorospe: 2020 Pro Prospect Interview
Name: Jayner Gorospe
School: King’s College
Q: What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?
Goals I set for myself during the season was to average 16 yds/per reception and I was able to accomplish it my setting 18.32 yds/per reception. Lastly, the main goal was to be there for my team whenever they needed me too and we were able to finish 5-5 for the season.
Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?
My coaches and teammates would describe me as a silent leader. I’m not one to yell and scream in your face. I’d rather set the tone and example by being one of the most focused and hardworking guys on the team. I bring the energy with my play and big play capabilities. I’ve got speed and agility, but I can run the whole route tree top to bottom. I’m a well rounded football player not just a “one trick pony”.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on to improve your game?
When I’m studying film I like to focus on what coverages defenses like to run in certain scenarios, and some giveaways on how to tell what coverage they’re in. I try to see how the coverages rotate pre and post snap too. When it comes to the individual defensive backs and linebackers, for when I’m in the slot, I like to look for their weaknesses in coverage. I try to give myself as much of an advantage as possible by studying the defenders I go against. I can exploit their weakness with my strength and athleticism by doing this.
Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?
I believe one of my strengths is my versatility. I can play both slot and outside receiver. I also believe one thing that separates me from others is that I was under recruited out of high school and went to a small school. I train and practice with a chip on my shoulder and like I’ve got something to prove because I know what I’m capable of. I didn’t come up as a top recruit being told how great I am or what I have the potential to be, like many players playing ball at the next level today. I do my best every time I step on the field to outwork those who are where I aspire to be. It’s the way I train to play and the way I live my life.
Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?
My offseason training plan for these professional opportunities is to continue to work diligently with my trainer on trying to hone in on my craft. I am lucky to be trained by former NFL player and Super Bowl XLV champion Cullen Jenkins who played for the Packers, Redskins, Eagles, and Giants. Our daily training regime consist of footwork, agility, acceleration, speed, strength training while also focusing on my weaknesses so I can become the most well rounded athlete I can be. Since Cullen came from a small school and was undrafted he tells me after every training session “the sky is the limit and anything is possible.” He motivates and pushes me every training session to be the best overall athlete, so I can perform at the next level. We have similar mindsets when it comes to possible doors being opened for me… if you stay ready you don’t have to get ready. That’s why we train with a sense of urgency and purpose every day.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
Well, I think because of how I was brought up both in life, and in football is I’ll consistently come with a never settle mentality. One thing my teammates, coaches, and organizations will get out of me is an effort to salvage every opportunity I get whether it be in the weight room, film room, practice field, or game field. I’m always in a pursuit to get better as a teammate, as a football player, as a leader, and as a man. These are all things an organization will never have to worry or think twice about with me on and off the field. I love this game and would never disrespect it by not giving it my best trying to reach my fullest potential.
Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL or any other pro leagues?
Without being repetitive from all the previous questions it’s important to say I’m a coach-able athlete who’s always looking to learn more about to game and how I can improve myself. I’m beyond blessed to even be able to play this game, and even have an opportunity to play at the next level. So, because of that I grind the hardest I can whenever I get the chance. Also, I am willing to play any position that will give me a chance to play at the next level and help the team. I’m not just limited to being strictly a small wide receiver. I’m willing to learn and play any position on any side of the ball ball whether I be running back, defensive back or whatever.