Azell Mitchell IV: 2018 Draft Prospect Interview
Name: Azell Mitchell IV
School: Tiffin University
Position: Offensive Line
Q: What were some of your goals heading into your final collegiate season?
Become an All-Conference player and help lead my team to the playoffs and ultimately get a ring.
Q: If you could describe your style of play in 3 words, what would they be?
Fast, Physical, Smart.
Q: How will you train and prepare this offseason for the draft or other pro opportunities?
I’m currently training on increasing my strength and speed on the field as well as technique and footwork to help ensure I am at my best on the field. I’m also looking forward to training at Ignition APG.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on or look for?
I like to study every little detail on my opponent, such as different tendencies on different downs, the way they come off the ball, alignments on when the Defensive Line is going to twist, and also a defensive player’s strengths and weaknesses on the field to help prepare me for the game.
Q: What separates you from the other players at your position?
What separates me on the field is athletic ability and strength. I come off the ball fast, can beat the Defensive Linemen to their spot in pass pro, and also I’m very efficient in working up to the second level on Linebackers.
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 very coachable and disciplined player who is always looking to get better everyday and can take criticism from anybody to help me develop my game better. I also like to lead by example to other players and will do whatever it takes to became a great football player. I also do the little things right such as always having a pen with me in meetings, showing up on time, studying my playbook so that I can play faster on the field, and also continuing to go hard in every aspect when nobody is looking.
Q: What is your final pitch or sell to NFL and other pro league scouts?
I am a hungry player that’s looking to do whatever I have to do to succeed on the field. I am also a very versatile athlete on the line that can be used in any aspect such as pulling, making blocks in space, picking up twist and dominating in the second level.