Name: Matthew Barden
School: Chadron State College
Position: Offensive Guard
Q: What were some of your goals heading into your final collegiate season?
Some of my goals heading into my final collegiate season included getting All-Conference and be the biggest contributing factor to my team that I could possibly be. I also strived to be a captain of our team coming into the season.
Q: If you could describe your style of play in 3 words, what would they be?
Tough. Hard Nosed. Effort.
Q: How will you train and prepare this offseason for the draft or other pro opportunities?
I will continue to work out and condition as hard as I can day in and day out in order to prepare myself for what may lay ahead of me.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on or look for?
When I look at film, first I focus on the technique and the tendencies on the guy I am going against. The next thing I look at is things that will help me have the greatest success while facing that person during a game. I then wrote the tendencies I see down and remember them and try to emphasize them in practice all week to help have the greatest success I can.
Q: What separates you from the other players at your position?
I am a tough nosed hard worker. I pride myself on all out effort every play to ensure I am playing to the best of my potential every week. Sweating the small things is an important thing to me because that will help anyone get better at what they do.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
I am a positive person and see the best out of every situation and look forward to practice and competition because it is a chance to show what you have and who the better team is. I also think it is important to hold people accountable for their actions to ensure the right thing is being done at practice and in games.
Q: What is your final pitch or sell to NFL and other pro league scouts?
I would just say that I am a man that will come to work and compete every single day to not only make myself, but my teammates better at the same time. I will work my butt off for the team and do what is best for me and my team mates.