Name: Wesley Senn
Q: What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?
The team and I had really high expectations going into this past season. Unfortunately we didn’t get the job done. We were a couple plays away in a handful of games away from wining the conference. But at the end of the day we care up short. As an offensive line. We had on of the nations leading rushers and only allowed a handful of sacks, so that’s a plus.
Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?
I think my teammates and coaches would all agree that I’m a competitor. I don’t like to be outworked, so I do everything I can to not let that happen. Whether it’s in the weight room, on the field, or in game prep. I’m always competing to better myself.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on to improve your game?
Always our offensive practice first. I see what I’m doing, and how the line as a unit is clicking. This is what we have the most control over. I’m always critiquing myself and trying to see what I can do better. After that comes opponent film. You have to see what looks the defense will give, what their tendency’s are. Things like seeing if their safeties will show what blitz they are bringing can really be a huge advantage in game day.
Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?
I think in my 4 years at Alfred University, I’ve really turned myself into a student of the game. I know as far a pro prospect I may be considered undersized. So I need to compensate by out smarting opponents. I feel as if my success at Alfred has been from this, being prepared for what the defense is bringing, and knowing how to get out in front of them and make sure the offense does what we want to do. Whether that’s run or pass we want to be effective.
Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?
I’m always in the gym. So in that regard I’m keeping up with my body. Keeping all the muscle mass I can while cutting the unwanted weight that you gain through the season. I have a great relationship with the Alfred University strength coach. So I’ll continue to be training under his supervision.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
I fully feel that I fit the offensive lineman role that is being a gentlemen and good friend off the field, but once you’re between the lines, I’m not the guy you’ll want to cross paths with. I think being elected as team captain shows that I have the ability to step up and be a leader for a team. As well as being elected as team offensive MVP as a junior lineman shows that the men around me on that team show me respect as well.
Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL or any other pro leagues?
If there is a team that’s willing to give me the chance, you won’t regret it. You’ll get a true gritty, hard nosed player who competes day in and day out, wether it’s game day or practice or offseason it doesn’t matter to me. I’ll continue to work towards my opportunity in the meantime.