Name: Mitchell Brees
School: Illinois State
Q: What goals did you accomplish heading into your final collegiate season?
Being a team leader, starter who has proven himself he can play at this level. Defeating the first BIG10 team in school history, scoring a touchdown on defense.
Q: What would your coaches say about the type of player you are?
A player who is smart and knows the game of football and has proven he can cover any position at any size or speed in this league. Never misses a meeting or shows up late.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on to improve your game?
When watching myself, I try to see tendencies that I can improve whether it’s my pad level, eye discipline, or tackling form. When watching opponents it would be tendencies that they give off whether how they run their routes, or how they communicate on the field.
Q: What separates you from the other players at your position?
The fact that I have played offense and know what they’re thinking to an extent.
Q: How will you train and prepare this offseason for the draft or other pro opportunities?
Working out at NX Level Sports Performance with Brad Arnett who has trained numerous NFL stars like JJ Watt.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
I will not have to be worried about off the field in anyway how I conduct myself and how I am on the field will be a guy who is willing to pay his dues on special teams to make a team and find that one thing a coach is looking for to make his team better.
Q: What is your final pitch or sell to NFL and other pro league scouts?
If you’re wanting a hard-working self-motivated individual who is ready to make that jump to the NFL i am your guy. And even though I am a good guy off the field doesn’t mean I don’t have a little edge and swagger on the field.