Grant Coonce: 2018 Draft Prospect Interview
Name: Grant Coonce
School: Angelo State University
Position: Defensive End/Defensive Tackle
Q: What were some of your goals heading into your final collegiate season?
Some of my goals going into my last season was to win a National Championship and then to be able to call myself an All-American.
Q: If you could describe your style of play in 3 words, what would they be?
If I could describe my style of play in 3 words it would be physical, fast, and emotional.
Q: How will you train and prepare this offseason for the draft or other pro opportunities?
To prepare for the NFL draft and other pro opportunities, I’m going to live in the weight room and continue to get bigger, faster and stronger, so that when I go into my pro day and combine I can show these scouts what I have.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on or look for?
When I am watching film and getting ready to play on Saturday’s as someone who plays all positions on the D-line, I have to be able to look and see what kind of pass rush moves I can use and also what not to use. I’m looking at if they are a high tempo or a huddle up offense. If they like to run or throw the ball a lot and who are their play makers.
Q: What separates you from the other players at your position?
What separates me is that I think I have a drive that not a lot of D-Linemen have. I’m not going to get tired in the middle of the drive, I’m going to make sure our offense gets the ball back. I’m also a taller type of pass rusher, so I have a lot of moves in my arsenal.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
My strengths and abilities that I will be able to bring to a team is that I don’t cause trouble, I do my job and I do it well. I’m not going to be a cancer in the locker room and I’m going to play assignment football. Your not going to see me out there doing my own thing, I’m going to learn my playbook and do my job.
Q: What is your final pitch or sell to NFL and other pro league scouts?
My final pitch would be to look at my film, it does not lie. I’m going to be the work horse. Also, talk to my coaches, they will tell you what kind of player I am and how I am a difference maker in a defense.