Kendrick Catis: 2020 Pro Prospect Interview

Name: Kendrick Catis
School: Murray State
Position: ILB
Height: 6’0″
Weight: 230

Q: What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?

My goal was set very high for my final college season, I wanted to lead the team in tackles but I didn’t do to small injuries that I bounced back from.  Due to me being hurt I still finished second on the team in tackles for the second year in a row.

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

My coaches would say I am a great leader, they would say this because I did everything the correct way whether it was on and off the field everything. My teammates would say I am a great leader and that I hold everyone accountable including myself. They would also say that I made them a better player and a better person not just with football but either classrooms or helping or talking to them about something.

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

When I watch film I focus more on personal, I focus on this because I want to know what different plays a team would run while using that personal, I also focus on the players that are on the field, I focus on signals, what players are in the field, anything that a player has a bad habit in doing I focus on that because most of the time players give their plays up. 

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

What separates me is if I’m playing will and our mike line backer goes out you can move me to mike and let me call the plays in defense, I know most of what everyone does on the field so if a player is not in the right spot I would be able to do the same thing as the mike would do which is pointing a player in the right direction. I also can cover any slot wr if coach wanted to go man, I would be the type of player you could leave on the field. I am also very versatile.

Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?

I plan on working on getting bigger, being more versatile, covering more ground faster than I’ve ever did before. I also plan on studying the game even more by that I mean, putting even more time in watching film. Getting faster doing more and more drills, preparing myself even more for when I do face adversity and getting over that edge, closing down on gaps faster than I ever had before. Preparing myself to make sacrifices for the team to put us in better position.

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

One of my strengths are being a leader, no matter what school I went to I always been a leader. I love making guys around me better and pushing them to their best, my ability to make plays, my ability to adjusting to a defensive lineman who lines up in front of me in making him correct if he falls out of a gap. I love competing, rather that’s being on a 53 man roster or being on the practice squad I’ll make sure my teammates are prepared. Also playing special teams I love it because it gives you another opportunity to make plays on there as well. Just knowing the game my IQ is great if you ask me. Off the field I would do everything the right way like I said I won the leadership award.

Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL or any other pro leagues?

My whole life people never wanted me to be me or to be great, my size wasn’t big at all but I’ve worked on that, no matter what team or league I’m picked up by no matter what round no matter if I’m undrafted I would be the biggest steal of this years draft believe that.