Noah Oswald: 2020 Pro Prospect Interview
Name: Noah Oswald
Q: What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?
One of the goals I set before the season was to perfect the playbook and to know the offense inside and out. Our team got a new offensive coordinator so we had to learn an entire new offense in one year. I believe that I excelled in my knowledge of the offense and learning an entire new offense in one year. Another goal I had was to win every game I started. I played in eight games this past year and won seven of the eight games. The one loss we had was by 2 points to the number five team in the nation. Another goal I accomplished was setting the single game offensive yard record and the touchdowns thrown in a year. I broke both records in my final season.
Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?
I believe my coaches and teammates would say that I am a very laid back player. I like to have fun out on the field and make everyone else have fun. However, I know when to take things seriously and be the leader that my team needed. I believe my coaches and teammates would also say that I put tireless effort into my knowledge of the game and perfecting the offense to help our team win in any situation. I am very calm and collected when it comes to high pressure situations. I know how to control my nerves to perform at the highest level in the biggest moments of the game.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on to improve your game?
When I am studying film, it depends on what kind of film I am studying that helps me improve my game. When I am watching film on our practice, I try to focus on myself to perfect my craft. The quarterback always has to be at the top of his game for the offense to function at a high level. When I am studying film on our opponents, I focus on their tendencies and I try to find ways that their defense can be beat. Then I focus on these points during practice so during the game I know what can defeat the defense that I am going against.
Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?
I think that a couple of things separate me from other prospects. My knowledge for the game is very high and I believe that this separates me from other prospects. I put most of my effort into my knowledge of the offense I play for and the study of film against my opponents. I believe another thing that separates me is my work ethic. My work ethic is unmatched and I work on my craft until I have done everything in my power to be the best at my game.
Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?
My off-season plan to train and prepare is to work with some of the wide receivers that I played with to work on route running and throwing. I also plan to work with my strength coach who worked for EXOS with athletic medicine and the sports nutrition staff about the needs of individual athletes and he helped prepare athletes for upcoming professional drafts. I also plan to study the game with my coaches and players I played with.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
Some strengths and abilities that I will bring to a team on the field is my knowledge of the game. I will also bring my work ethic which would stand out both on and off the field. I plan on working as hard as I can both on the field and off, whether that be in the weight room or in a film session. I also bring a high level of energy and a readiness to learn. I will bring a passion for the game that is unprecedented.
Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL or any other pro leagues?
I just want to thank you for any opportunity that I may get. I love the game and I want to continue playing whether it be in any situation. I will bring positivity and a passion for the game to be the best player I can be and help the team win in any situation.