Jeffery Whatley: 2020 Pro Prospect Interview
Name: Jeffery Whatley
School: South Alabama
Q: What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?
My goals I set for my last season was to pretty much just try to leave South better than I found it and to be able to be that crutch that my team leaned on when the going got tough and also to be a great teammate and to be all-conference.
Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?
My coaches and teammates would say I’m just a hard nose guy, no matter the day the weather I’m going to show up and do my job day in and out. They would also say that I just won’t quit and I’m a great guy to be around.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on to improve your game?
When studying film the things I focus on are the things that I am not as skillful in and I try to critique my flaws so that I can make them right so my opponent can’t expose me on them even the things that I’m good at I try to make myself better at and be my own advocate to get better.
Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?
I would say the thing that separates me is that I stayed all four years at school and matured and I’m able to be able to look myself in the mirror and honestly criticize myself and also I understand patience and the art of keeping my head down and just working.
Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?
I am currently doing speed and power work at AMP performance in Mobile Alabama. I’m pretty much just trying to get stronger and faster in order to give me a shot.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
I feel that strengths that’s I can bring to a team are adaptability whether that is playing inside or more on the edge. Also with me you’re getting a guy that won’t be in any trouble off the field has never been in any trouble and I’m just there to get better and try to make whatever team I am on better each day.
Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL or any other pro leagues?
My final pitch would be that you won’t find a guy more motivated and anxious to get better. Also I’m just trying to make not only myself better but the team.