Austin Balthazor: 2018 Draft Prospect Interview
Name: Austin Alexander Balthazor
School: Northwestern State University
Q: What were some of your goals heading into your final collegiate season?
Conference Championship! Being prepared to lead a team vocally and by example. Being one of the top Safeties in my conference.
Q: If you could describe your style of play in 3 words, what would they be?
Smart, Fast, Physical.
Q: How will you train and prepare this offseason for the draft or other pro opportunities?
I will train on pro day specific work and position specific work. I will work on consistently being at my best for every rep.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on or look for?
When studying film, I look for tendencies that the QB and Receivers have. I notice who can hurt us where, and how the offense likes to get the ball into their playmaker’s hands. I also study what an offense likes to do on 3rd and long situations.
Q: What separates you from the other players at your position?
My IQ of the game and my ability to cover ground and come down hill and make tackles when needed.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
Being flexible at my position, being a secure tackler and bringing my drive and will to learn and get better. I am a great guy with morals and principles, so I will bring respect and leadership on and off the field.
Q: What is your final pitch or sell to NFL and other pro league scouts?
This is what I have been working for my entire life. There are a lot of hours put in to making a dream come true. My work ethic and drive allows me to adjust in any situation or level of play. I have been a very valued player my entire career from my athleticism and leadership abilities. Hopefully, I will be able to prove it to you one day.