Name: Justin Swift
School: Southeast Missouri State
Q: What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?
Some of my team goals were to win a conference title, make it to the fcs playoffs and to do whatever my teams needed me to do for us to be successful. We did win the conference and made it to the playoffs. Some personal goals for me were to be a better player all around and get all conference honors and all American honors. I did get all conference honors but I wasn’t an all American. During the off-season I wanted gain weight, get stronger and become faster. Coming into the season I did feel like I was the strongest and fastest I ever been.
Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?
My coaches and teammates would say that I’m a leader and player who’s going to come everyday ready to work and get better. They would also say that I’m a team player who is very coachable.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on to improve your game?
When studying film I try to look for some of my weaknesses and some of the mistakes I made that week so I can be a better player for the next week. Then I look at the tendencies of the offense we are about to play and try to get familiar with what they do so I can be able to play fast and physical when game day comes.
Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?
Somethings that separates me from other pro prospects is that I play physical and I can play more than just one position. I’m also a coachable player and a fast learner.
Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?
I plan on training back home with my trainer that I have been training with the past couple of years. Also watching film and continuing to get better at the areas that I need to improve on.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
On and off the field I love to compete. I’m a person who puts 100% in everything that I do. I’m team player who is willing to do anything to help his team be successful. Off the field I haven’t had any issues or problems that would embarrass my team or family.
Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL or any other pro leagues?
I’m willing to do anything to make a team and whoever give me a chance I will be one of the hardest workers on the team.