Name: Barry Wesley
School: Colorado State University
Position: OT/OG

Height: 6’7”
Weight: 311

What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?

Going into my final collegiate season I set goals on becoming a better leader, not only within my position group but also on my team. I wanted to leave a legacy for my younger teammates to follow but also to implement to future Rams. On the field, I set goals of mastering the mundane (fundamentals), knowing how to best do my job so others could do theirs, and worked on different techniques to add to my toolbox. While my final collegiate season did not end the way I wanted it to, I do feel I put myself in a position to pursue a professional career.

Q: How do you think you took advantage of the extra year of eligibility to increase your chances of going pro?

This last season was technically my redshirt senior year and I decided to forgo my extra year of eligibility. There are always improvements to be made as a player, things like football IQ, fundamentals, strength, mobility, team chemistry, etc. However, being a student-athlete, I was heavily involved in extracurricular activities, and I felt like I had maximized my opportunities that Colorado State had to offer.

Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?

My coaches would say I am a smart, versatile player who can pick up new techniques quickly. My teammates would say I play with controlled, concentrated aggression, who puts the team first and plays to protect them. My teammates would also say how they value the time I spent mentoring them on/off the field.

Q: When you are studying film, what are the things you focus on to improve your game?

While studying film, I focus on learning more aspects of the game. Aspects like coverages, blitzes, formations, etc. I feel learning more about the basics of football builds the foundation to learn more advanced strategies while also helping to play faster. While studying game film, I focus on moves my opponents like to use, different tendencies they may have to help me predict what they might use during the game.

Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?

I think what separates me from other prospects at my position is my versatility, willingness to be coachable, and my work ethic being able to fit in any type of work environment.

Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?

For this offseason, I have been training down at X3 performance down in Fort Myers, Florida. I also have been working with Eugene Chung, and Marques Sullivan to continue to develop my skills as an offensive lineman.

Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?

I bring a variety of different strengths and abilities that can be applied to both on and off the field situations. For one, I am a great communicator. My skills as a communicator are easily transferable to on the field obligations because I can identify what type of scheme the opponent is utilizing and easliy communicate to my coaches. I hold myself to a very high standard which I believe makes me very accountable and dependable individual. In terms of off the field, I am very invested in getting involved within the community. During my time at CSU, I interned and volunteered at the boys and girls club and plan on getting involved with children community programs which are respective to team’s communities.

Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL and any other pro leagues?

Whatever team that believes in me will be picking someone who has a great work ethic, has a positive mindset, a determination to improve the organization and is a joy to be around. I am versatile player who learns quickly and is always looking to improve.