Name: Erskine Francis III
School: Austin Peay
Q: What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?
1. Win the conference, in which we accomplished.
2. Make the playoffs, in which we accomplished.
3. Win a national championship, in which we fell short of.
Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?
They should or will say that I’m very passionate, physical, and just a flat out dawg!
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on to improve your game?
Knowing that improvement is always in motion is a big one, and when I watch film I try to spot out every negative and try not to repeat it. Consistency is always key. I like to break down tendencies, route combinations, and how offenses like to spread the ball. Identifying the qb’s strength and weaknesses are very important as well.
Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?
My tackling abilities for sure, work ethic, and my ability to match and mirror receivers. I also have the ability to grasp on to schemes quickly.
Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?
I will be training with NXT Training.
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 big energy guy who comes to work every single day. I take no plays off when I’m on the field. I believe that when everyone is having fun it’s much easier to accomplish a common goal.
Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL/CFL or any other pro leagues?
I’m a guy you definitely want on your team, not just as a player but off the field as well. I’m willing to buy in and adapt to the culture and the people within the organization. And lastly, I haven’t even scratched the surface of my full potential and with an opportunity I can show you how I work! The tape speaks for itself.