Name: Austin Weltha
School: McKendree University
Q: What were some of your goals heading into your final collegiate season?
To be a versatile Linebacker who can run with a Receiver and still fill a gap hard. To also let my presence be known on the field at all times.
Q: If you could describe your style of play in 3 words, what would they be?
Playmaker, Heart, Dangerous.
Q: How will you train and prepare this offseason for the draft or other pro opportunities?
I will train twice a day focusing on my strength and speed.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on or look for?
I start by seeing what kind of personnel they use and if they are more of a run or pass offense. Focus on the line to see if they will take you to the ball or not. Also, check if the offense has any ques that give away the play pre-snap.
Q: What separates you from the other players at your position?
I always manage to find the ball no matter what and have a great work ethic.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
I am a leader on and off the field. A team player who will do anything it takes to help out the team and give 100% every day, whether its film, practice, or lifting sessions.
Q: What is your final pitch or sell to NFL and other pro league scouts?
I may not be the biggest guy on the field, but that doesn’t stop me from making plays. I am a hardworking and very coachable player who will help take any team to the next level.