NFL Draft 2017 Prospect: Brad Connor

Name: Brad Connor
College: St. Ambrose
Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 5’9″
Weight: 185

Q: If you could describe your style of play in 3 words, what would they be?

Brad: Versatile, Consitent, Playmaker.

Q: How are you going to train/prepare this offseason in preparation for the draft or other pro opportunities?

Brad: Once my senior season ended, I graduated in December of 2016 and decided to move to Austin, Texas. I have been training at one of the top facilities in the Central Texas area to prepare for the professional level. While training with very high level trainers, I have been able to focus specifically on my explosiveness, speed, and route running technique, helping me become overall a more dominant athlete.

Q: If you could compare yourself to one current or former NFL player who would it be and why?

Brad: I would compare myself to Julian Edelman. Not only because of his size, but because of his style of play and his ability to make the big plays when needed most. I also compare myself to Edelman because of the way he carries himself on the sideline and off the field. He is a motivator on the sideline and is a natural leader. I will bring similar intangibles to the next level.

Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on or look for?

Brad: When studying film, I like to look for what coverages a team tends to use and how they show these coverages pre snap. I then like to look at how each defensive back plays the receiver and the style in which they defend. I also look to see how the linebackers flow into their coverage and try to find weaknesses in which I can use to my advantage to get open. I use film to make sure I am prepared for anything the defense will show during the game.

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

Brad: My will to win and the consistency of my play. I thrive to be the best every play and will do whatever it takes to get there.

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

Brad: I will bring many intangibles to a team. I am a very hard working, accountable, and determined individual and I will strive to push through any adversity that gets in my way. Throughout my career my teammates and coaches have viewed me as a strong leader and I will bring this leadership to any team I play for.

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

Brad: Throughout my career, I have always been underestimated, but that has never stopped me. I am driven to be the best and I bring that attitude with me in everything I do. No matter what team I end up on, I will give everything I have to be the best. I can promise you that.

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