Name: Joseph H. Babros V
School: University of Montana
What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?
➢ Goal & accomplishment: take role as a leader of the Defensive Line and Defensive Team.
➢ Goal & accomplishment: upset top 20 FBS team (University of Washington) on their home field to start the season.
➢ Goal & accomplishment be named Defensive Linemen of the year.
➢ Goal & accomplishment: lead team in physical intensity in both training, practice & games.
➢ Goal & accomplishment: complete and receive my college degree.
➢ Goal & accomplishment: foster and grow my positive relationships with entire coaching staff & teammates.
➢ Goal & accomplishment: take time ensuring I appreciate & enjoy my final collegiate season.
➢ Goal: win an FCS Championship
Q: How do you think you took advantage of the extra year of eligibility to increase your chances of going pro?
➢ Elevated & increased my impact to every defensive series and game day with a maximum effort of physicality for my teammates to match.
➢ Gained strength and endurance in weight room & training sessions.
➢ Focused on sharpening hand usage in speed rushes and all aspects of play
➢ Positive influence ensuring opposing offensives gamed planned of my presence having to double team me.
➢ Focused on wholesome nutrition and hydration.
Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?
➢ A take no prisoners, never surrender, never concede defeat and be carried off the field on my shield no matter how big or small the opponent.
➢ Willing to sacrifice my own specific defensive speed rushing goals to support the three-man front D line defensive strategy which frees up the second level to make most the actual tackles & sacks.
➢ Always first to lead and teach the underclassmen, less experienced players on the “every play intensity” needed to succeed at the collegiate level.
➢ A leader who sets the physical team intensity in training, practice & games.
Q: When you are studying film, what are the things you focus on to improve your game?
➢ Overall opponents’ offensive strengths and weaknesses.
➢ Opponents’ offensive tendencies in regards to their game strategies & how it pertains to play calls relating to “down & distance”.
➢ Specifics of the offensive tackles “tells” as it relates to (run vs pass block) principles.
➢ Offensive Centers (O line call outs) during pass vs run plays.
➢ QB calls and cadence of snap counts.
➢ QB vision, keys, tells and ability to control the pocket vs escape and run.
➢ Opponent’s offensive injury report & status.
Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?
➢ Explosive first step and off the ball quickness.
➢ Overall athleticism and ability to execute both “four point & two point” techniques.
➢ Can cover tight ends and running backs in pass routes.
➢ Speed rush explosiveness and ability to get on top of offensive tackles to disrupt and sack QB.
➢ High intelligence level which will provide positive impact to any organization both on and off the field.
Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?
➢ Research existing Pro Training Centers for NFL preparedness programs and continue strength and speed training at the University of Montana Campus facilities.
➢ Stay in close contact with my college coaches and staff on Pro scouting activities.
➢ Attend Pro Days
➢ Seek invite to Pro Camps Spring 2022
➢ Interview Agents.
➢ Reach out to prior FCS players who successfully transitioned to the Pros.
➢ Study existing NFL recruitment best practices.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
➢ Strong work ethic in all areas of training, practice, and game day.
➢ Leadership and experience interacting and working in a diverse multi-cultural environment.
➢ “Team first” philosophy and willingness to sacrifice individual goals to put team success first.
➢ Ability and willingness to not only play my assigned position but any other position areas needed by the team.
➢ Intelligence in both athletics and current world affairs.
➢ Willingness to participate in any of an organization’s social volunteering initiatives & programs.
➢ Will bring an educated, refined, and professional influence & approach to any organization.
Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL and any other pro leagues?
➢ Joseph Babros is not only an elite athlete who has been a key team leader in bringing championship results & culture to each level of football athletics he has participated in, but also an educated professional who will ensure to always put his overall organization’s success first.