Name: John Pass
School: St. Cloud State
Q: What goals did you accomplish heading into your final collegiate season?
Heading into the off-season my main goals were to focus on the physical aspect of my body. I spent a lot of time in the weight room during football and outside of football. Over summer we have workouts at school which is what a lot of us guys were doing. Being conditioned and ready to play is a big aspect of the game to me. By sticking to a consistent routine, this helped me be in the best shape and ready to play more than I ever was.
Q: What would your coaches say about the type of player you are?
Versatile, Smart, Explosive.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on to improve your game?
When studying film, I mainly focus on the defensive alignment in correlation to where I will be lined up offensively. Based on where I am aligned, I study the player who will be lined up across from me and their strengths and weaknesses as well. Having this mental image of how they align all week in practice will help me learn new ways to adjust to things offensively.
Q: What separates you from the other players at your position?
What separates me from other players at my position is my versatility and understanding of the game and position. I play multiple positions at receiver and that expands my knowledge of the game and positions. I am always looking for new things to try, whether it be running a route differently or a different release against press coverage.
Q: How will you train and prepare this offseason for the draft or other pro opportunities?
I will be focusing more of my training in the wide receiver aspect. Spending a lot of time on the field, working on my speed, agility, and explosiveness. This includes route running, L-drill, and various explosive movements. A lot of my training will take place in Minneapolis.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
Off the field, teams will be getting someone who is more than just a football player. Someone who is no stranger to doing the right thing and being a respectful and responsible man. On the field, teams will be getting someone who is motivated and determined. A student of the game. Someone who leads by example and is driven to succeed.
Q: What is your final pitch or sell to NFL and other pro league scouts?
My final pitch to the NFL and other Pro Scouts is that you will be getting someone who is coachable and a student of the game by the opportunity to learn new things. Someone who understands the work needed to be put in. Someone who is ready for the opportunity.