Carl Whitley: 2018 Draft Prospect Interview
Name: Carl Whitley
School: Abilene Christian University
Position: Wide Receiver
Q: What were some of your goals heading into your final collegiate season?
My goals this season were to win the Southland Conference and make a run in the FCS playoffs.
Q: If you could describe your style of play in 3 words, what would they be?
Elite, Dynamic, Playmaker.
Q: How will you train and prepare this offseason for the draft or other pro opportunities?
I will be training and preparing for the draft with Bay Bay McClinton and All Sports. We work a lot of speed, agility, and explosion to prepare for the Pro Day.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on or look for?
When I’m studying film, I look at the team’s base Defense, what are their favorite coverages, or what’s their favorite in certain situations. I also look for the best DB and see how they face against the best. I’m looking to see if they’re physical, laid back, are they ball hawks, I’m trying to find all weaknesses so I can expose them come game time. I want to be able to know their game like I know mine.
Q: What separates you from the other players at your position?
I can play outside and inside, I can also go to the backfield whether it’s running a route or running the ball. I’m always doing something extra, whether it’s film, cone drills, or ball catching. I’m always working trying to improve my game. I also do all special teams, so I’m willing to do whatever, play in any spot to put my team in position to win.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
My ability to lead, when things don’t go right, I can show I’m able to overcome adversity. I’m able to work in any circumstances and always bring the energy that can get everybody going.
Q: What is your final pitch or sell to NFL and other pro league scouts?
I’m this year’s biggest slept on WR in the draft and I’m ready to prove it.