Samuel Mays: 2019 Draft Prospect Interview

Name: Samuel Mays
School: Illinois
Position: WR
Height: 6’3″
Weight: 205

Q: What goals did you accomplish heading into your final collegiate season?

I had the best season of my career statistically as well as getting my degree.

Q: What would your coaches say about the type of player you are?

They would say that I am a hard worker who just puts his head down and grinds. I am very coachable and enjoy competing. 

Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on to improve your game?

I like to focus on the little things technique wise like leverages and finding ways to get separation. I also like to be able to recognize coverages better in both pre and post snap looks.  

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

I would say my catch radius and my route running. Two things that I take a lot of pride in and are a big part of who I am as a player.

Q: How will you train and prepare this offseason for the draft or other pro opportunities?

I plan to continue to work on my speed and getting stronger for the next level. I also will continue to refine my skills with my position trainer as well. 

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 bring a hardworking mentality as well as a positive vibe in the room an on the team. I’m fun to be around as a person and I love to and want to compete at the highest level. 

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

I believe I have my best football ahead of me. Going forward I am looking to show that I can make plays at a high and consistent level.