Justin Hughes: 2021 Pro Prospect Interview

Name: Justin Hughes
School: Kansas State University
Position: LB
Height: 6’1”
Weight: 225

Q: In your final collegiate season, what goals did you accomplish this fall or set for this upcoming spring?

My last season I had one goal after my injury, go out and give it everything I had. COVID put a huge hold on my final recovery stages soo I had to do the best I could! My goal for the season was continue to get healthy and go out and do the best I could!

Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?

I’m a smart player with great instincts, great leader, and a great teammate.

Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on to improve your game?

I focus on the details of my game like footwork hand placement etc. and I also like to study other players to know everything about the scheme. I’m in to be a great leader and a great communicator.

Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?

My IQ of the game is very high. Higher than most. I learn very quickly and I’m able to relay my knowledge to my teammates to help them with their assignments and what may about happen on the field.

Q: What is your plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities, especially with the virus limiting pro days/training facilities/etc?

My agent has me training in Louisiana daily and prepping for the details of drills for pro day.

Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?

Great leadership, great communication. I help my teammates be on one accord. I’m a quick instinctual player who knows ball and has a great feel for the game! Knows how to make plays.

Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL/CFL or any other professional leagues?

I’m dedicated to my craft and I have fought through some adversity with my knee injury and continue to get stronger and better daily. The player you are about to get is going to change your franchise around for the better on and off the field. I’m a better player and person than ever before. Taking a chance on me will be a great decision that you won’t regret!