Name: Daniel Byrd
School: Jacksonville State
Position: WR/DB/RS/Gunner
Height: 5’11″
Weight: 190

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

Major goal I set for myself was to get my weight right. I wanted to play at 190 this season and was able to actually play at 192. Really worked hard to make sure my body was healthy to prevent any injuries.

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

That I am an energizer bunny. I try to bring energy every day I enter the facility or on the field. Also, someone who never gives up battling till the clock hits zero. I am a true team guy and leader winning matters most to me and will play any role to make sure that is able to get accomplished.

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

Ways I can improve my routes combination and releases and get to zones faster by seeing the coverage faster.

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

I am a guy that is going to come in make a difference on offense immediately by being a first down machine which will help move the ball constantly. On special teams I am a playmaker, especially when it comes to downing punts and returning them. I have secure hands-on punt return so you can put me back there and trust that we will either get a big return or always have possession of the ball on offense. I also enter a room and demand greatness from myself and those around me. I also have some experience play defensive back which I love to do too.

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

My goal is to maintain my weight, but grow some more muscle. My main plan is to work on my speed and become even faster.

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

Strengths and abilities that I will bring are first a reliable guy who knows how to conduct himself and be a great ambassador for the organization. I have already been the President of a few organizations such as Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. Also, a guy who is loyal to his teammates, organization, and city. I give my all when I am apart of something everyday and do not quit. My ability is I have great hands and with the ability to be a magnet for first downs. I also play multiple positions and have played defense so I can see the game faster.

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

My final pitch to the NFL or any pro league is that you would be getting a guy who is a Swiss army knife and a guy who is low maintenance who cares about the main goal winning as one. Not only on the field but off. On the field you can put me anywhere and I will succeed on offense, defense, or special teams. Off the field you can put me in any scenario as far as being an ambassador for your organization and I will make connections and help grow your brand because I am a fantastic communicator and people person. I am a guy who loves the game not for what it can do for me. But what I can do for it because my goal is to be a positive ambassador who loves the game that kids can look at and say he was a small town kid who went to a smaller program and made it and doesn’t play for the money or fame but plays the game how it is supposed to be played with relentless effort and for the team, fans, and pure love of the game.