Joe Newman: 2020 Pro Prospect Interview
Name: Joe Newman
Q: What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?
I wanted conference and national recognition for my performance and another conference championship, which I was able to make the all-SoCon team, SoCon Offensive POY, as well as become an all-American. We also won our 3rd straight conference championship.
Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?
I think they would see me as a special player on and off the field. Someone who is a natural leader and has a contagious work ethic. I’m a person who is easy to get along with and take pride in spreading positivity and elevating the program.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on to improve your game?
I focus on tendencies within my opponent and what they are likely to give me, this allows me to play fast and react quicker to what I see. I focus on my running mechanics a lot, I want to make sure I stay in a position to be explosive and agile.
Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?
I’m a person that is committed to the process and necessary steps to help take a program to the next level. Since I was in middle school I have been able to motivate my teammates and collectively generate a successful team. It takes a special person to successfully motivate his teammates.
Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?
want to start back with basic movements and mechanics, build off of that, and get back to the way I felt during the season. I want to run routes and catch some balls again. I have not played WR since the 10th grade so I want to work on that aspect of my game as well.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
I am able to build a relationship with everyone, from the starters to the last stringers. I have a great personality, and I can bring the right level of composure. Never get too low and have always remained humble thought it my career.
Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL or any other pro leagues?
I’m a coachable player who is more than capable of making plays. I’m a person who has a lot of love and respect for the game. I have the intangibles of a QB and the athleticism of a track star.