Tymir Oliver: 2020 Pro Prospect Interview
Name: Tymir Oliver
Q: What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?
A lot of my goals are pretty personal, one thing for certain I wanted to make sure I was a reckoning force. I wanted opponents to respect my game and that it’s going to take more than one person to stop me. I wanted to solidify my spot as an outstanding Nose Guard that you better double team every play because if you don’t I will dominate the man lined up in front of me.
Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?
Coaches would say I’m a hard worker and I do things correctly on and off the field. I come to practice every day to work and give max effort no matter what the circumstance might be. Teammates would agree on my self-discipline and how I focus on putting in extra work to make gains on the field. Teammates would also say I’m a leader but not the typical leader, I more so lead by example and I bring along those who want to work hard just like me.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on to improve your game?
To improve my personal game I watch everything I do, whether that’s drills I do on my own time, drills during practice, etc. I try to record every drill I do and watch it later so the next time I do it I can perfect it. To prepare for games, I watch my opponent and try to find their weaknesses and what their tendencies are they like to do. Anything that can give me the edge going into the game I’ll do to dominate my opponent.
Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?
My strength is what separates me from a lot of prospects in my position. My athleticism is what separates me, I’m able to play any position on the line, my relentless effort is what separates me every snap I’m going to give it my all no matter what the situation is. Mental toughness is what separates me, it can be play 80 I’m still going to be consistent even if it’s long drive fatigue won’t affect my play.
Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?
Even during this entire pandemic within the world, I’m still training and still trying to perfect my craft so when I’m blessed with a professional opportunity I’m at the top of my game in which the coaches will take notice of.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
On and off the field I’m a leader, I lead by example and those around me will be affected by what I put into the atmosphere. In college, there wasn’t one defensive lineman on my team that can say I didn’t try to help them become a better player whether that was doing drills with them after practice or setting up extra film sessions. On and off the field I’m a firm believer of loyalty and I stand with my teammates I never leave one hanging as a teammate you can count on me to be there for you.
Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL/CFL or any other pro leagues?
I’m a hardworking man, I’m going to give my all no matter what the situation might be. Coming from a program that faced a lot of adversity I learned the true meaning of perseverance. On the field, you’re going to get a player that holds himself accountable at all times, and someone who will do their job consistently without a doubt. You’re getting a player that’s going to dominate his opponents and give every snap his all with relentless effort. You’re getting a player that’s coachable and is okay with criticism because there is always room for improvement. You’re getting a mentally strong player and can fight through adversity without a problem. Off the field I still hold myself accountable for my actions, I’m responsible and never will I put myself at risk to not play this game I love.