Name: Brandon Davies
School: Oberlin College
Position: TE
Height: 6-3
Weight: 225

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

After being second team all NCAC and honorable mention in sophomore and junior season my goal was to be first team as well as All American. Unfortunately I suffered a MCL tear week 3 of the season and was not able to finish my senior season but I was on track to have my best season yet. I did finish my career as #1 in school history for tight-ends in career receptions, yards, and touchdowns even though I was not able to finish my senior year.

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

They would say I am reliable when it’s time to perform on Saturday as well as throughout the week of preparation. Being apart of a historically bad football program I was optimistic going into every season and every game with the mindset that we could flip the script and win games. I would always compete at practice and try to make everyone around me better. They would also say I am someone who is more about action and less about talking.

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

I focus mainly on coverages and the pre-snap tendencies that could give away what coverages and blitzes the defense would be running in specific scenarios. I also look at the techniques the defensive ends and linebackers use so I could best prepared for what they are good at.

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

My dedication and perseverance. At the end of high-school I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and lost a lot of weight and strength. I didn’t know what I was going to do when it came to football. I knew it was something that I couldn’t live without and had to play at some level. I also could’ve graduated a year earlier while still having a year of eligibility since we lost a season to Covid. Once again I knew I couldn’t leave without playing my senior year because of the love I have for the game. If I was given an opportunity to compete I wouldn’t stop trying to get better even after getting a roster spot or starting spot. I want to be the best player I can be whether or not I get recognition for it.

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

Continue to rehab my knee to full strength in order to get back to rigorous training. I lost some weight after my knee injury when I was slightly over 230lbs. I want to get to at least 235lbs and improve on my strength and footwork. Main focus on gaining muscle and endurance as well as increasing strength on bench, squat, and hang-clean which were all at PR before knee injury.

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

I’m a fearless player that never quits. In college I played on a team that was not very good and only won 4 games throughout my career. I never quit on a game or season and know what it feels like to lose. I have always been known for my route running and pass catching abilities and have been overlooked when it comes to blocking. I want to be an overall well rounded tight-end that can block and score touchdowns whether it is in the game or on a practice squad.

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

It is not new to me to be overlooked. If I was given a chance to prove myself on the field I know that I would. When the lights are on and it’s time to go I will be ready. I don’t know what it is but there’s something about me that I will play my best when everyone is doubting me. I like having the chip on my shoulder. I’ve been through life altering and season ending experiences and there’s nothing I want more than to be able to strap on the pads again. Regardless if it’s a practice squad opportunity or a spot that suits up for the games, I’m eager to just have a chance. I know I’ll put my best foot forward and if that’s not good enough then I’ll be able to look in the mirror and know I gave it my all.