Justin Wyatt: 2019 Draft Prospect Interview

Name: Justin Wyatt
School: Limestone/Troy
Position: DB
Height: 6’2″
Weight: 207

Q: What goals did you accomplish heading into your final collegiate season?

The goals I accomplished in my final season were to become a starter and be an immediate impact player. I set my goals high. I wanted a senior bowl and a combine invite and I was blessed to achieve both of those. I wanted to be a leader to the younger guys on the team, because I feel as if I would be the old head on the team.

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

My coaches would say I’m a hard worker and I love to compete at a high level. I play at a high level and I am a true student of the game.

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

When I’m watching film, I look at down and distance, where they are on the field, the formation, and personnel. I start off with the WRs, then the Line, and then the QB to figure out where his reads are at. Each offensive play, I draw a coverage we could be in, whereas its Cover 1,2,3,4,8, or man, or we are blitzing. I try to find the strengths and weaknesses in each coverage for that particular offensive play and take note of it. Then, I look at the defensive player that plays my position and I look at how he plays it and I picture myself in that position and I figure out my reads. Then, the following day we will have practice and the game will be slowed down for me, because I’ve already seen this formation and I memorized the plays they ran out of it and how they lined up.

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

What separates me from other players at my position is that I’ve played 7 different positions in college (WR, RB, CB, SS, FS, LB, Nickel). I went to college as an Athlete. I can tell what routes are coming based of formations and alignments. Being a former WR, it is pretty straight forward what somebody is about to run based off watching their ball get off and alignment on certain plays on film.

Q: How will you train and prepare this offseason for the draft or other pro opportunities?

As far as post season, I’m currently training in my hometown (Atlanta, GA) at Elite Sports Academy with my trainers that I have had since I was little, up until the D2 Senior Bowl this upcoming December. Right after Christmas, my agent has me training in Houston, TX and I will be getting ready for the combine at the end of February. Then once that’s over, I’ll be getting ready for Pro Day and seeing how far my talent can take me.

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

The strengths that I have on the field for NFL teams to look at is that I’m very versatile for my size and it comes in handy because you can line me up anywhere and I can perform at a high level, just look at all my film. Off the field, you don’t have to worry about me getting in trouble or doing anything crazy, because I’m a player that buys into the program and I will continue to be a leader to those around me and in the community.

Q: What is your final pitch or sell to NFL and other pro league scouts?

My final pitch is, “Take a chance on me and this diamond in the rough will change your organization. Line me up anywhere and I’ll perform at a high level. I will take care of business on and off the field. I respect the process and I trust it. Just believe in me as much as I believe in you.”