NFL Draft 2017 Prospect: Andre Patton
Name: Andre Patton
Position: Wide Receiver
Q: If you could describe your style of play in 3 words, what would they be?
Andre: Physical, Technical, Fast.
Q: How are you going to train/prepare this offseason in preparation for the draft or other pro opportunities?
Andre: I’ve been training at Test Academy since January and it’s been an amazing experience from the coaches to all of the guys I trained with. We train hard, but smart in a sense because everyone has a unique style and the way the coaches train us helps every athlete improve on their performance leading up the each individual pro day. I train everyday so that I can stay ready because anything can happen leading up to the draft and I just want to be prepared for anything and everything.
Q: If you could compare yourself to one current or former NFL player who would it be and why?
Andre: I would compare myself to Brandon Marshall because I am a big receiver like him, big hands and catch radius that is bigger than most receivers. He is also physical, another comparison and if you turn my tape on you will see that.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on or look for?
Andre: I focus on the defensive side of the ball to see what type of defense they are playing, but I also look at the safeties and the corners to see what leverage they play because that can sometimes determines what defense they are in. When I study the offense, I study the concepts and conversions of routes so I can have a better understanding why and which concepts that can expose a defense.
Q: What separates you from other players at your position?
Andre: I’m a very physical player that will not be out worked and I do everything that I can to develop myself as a better football player.
Q: What kind of abilities would you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
Andre: On the field I bring dedication, hard work and a lot of enthusiasm to the team but also being versatile and being able to play special teams and doing whatever I can to help the organization.
Q: What is your final pitch/sell to NFL and other pro league scouts?
Andre: Every successful athlete and icon has had to overcome struggles to reach where they are now. I am the type of person that is going to take every opportunity and run with it. I have my mind set on fulfilling the purpose I believe I was born with and when purpose meets passion, I think something or someone great is bound to happen.