Name: Dwight Dantzler Jr
School: Lindenwood University
What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?
My main goals i set for myself was to be a great teammate and work on being conference champs and national champions. We accomplished getting back to back conference champs but fell short first game in the playoffs.
Q: How do you think you took advantage of the extra year of eligibility to increase your chances of going pro?
I really worked on my craft a bit more, being a bigger guy I really stressed on getting my pass rush down last year. My run game has always been great, but I also put emphasis on winning faster off the ball which showed In my last season.
Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?
They would say I am a tough gritty player. I bring energy and want to set the tone out the gate. I also challenge other players around me to bring the best out of every player including myself.
Q: When you are studying film, what are the things you focus on to improve your game?
Number one thing I focus on is blocking schemes and tendencies out the gate. The second thing I focus on is individual players to see what their strengths and weaknesses is to better my game plan on the week and see what I need to improve to exploit their game.
Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?
I love being a team player first and love contact. I thrive on taking on double teams and take pride in the fact that my backer lead the country in tackles behind me in ‘19. I could care less about awards as long as I can help other players around me and my team win to me thats all that matters.
Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?
I am currently training at home with TNT facility and work on every little detail to help me excel on my pro day. My main focus is bench and my weight because even though I move well at 335, I want to drop down a bit more to help on my speed. After my pro day really dive in on my craft again to be ultimately ready for the next level.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
On the field strengths I bring energy and take pride in what I do everyday. I do my job to the fullest to help others around me as well. Outside wise I love to joke around and be the funny guy. I love interacting with the boys and just overall having fun.
Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL and any other pro leagues?
You will be getting a guy that works hard and had a win mentality. A player that not only makes himself better but others around him as well.