Jared Beard: 2018 Draft Prospect Interview
Name: Jared Beard
School: Austin Peay/Kentucky Wesleyan
Position: Wide Receiver
Q: What were some of your goals heading into your final collegiate season?
To help my team win as many games as possible and fine tune my game.
Q: If you could describe your style of play in 3 words, what would they be?
Aggressive, crisp, competitive.
Q: How will you train and prepare this offseason for the draft or other pro opportunities?
I am training with my trainer coach L at Austin Peay six days a week on all pro day drills, strength, and flexibility.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on or look for?
The defensive coverage in mid field, red zone, and backed up situations, how the defense rotates based on the offensive formation, what defensive backs follow primary receivers, when the corners press, press bail, and play cover 2, bump cover 2, how the corners break on every route, and where I have an advantage to win within the route, as well as how they play the ball in the air.
Q: What separates you from the other players at your position?
My size, routes, strength, hands, the ability to track down the ball in the air, my intelligence, and what I can do with the ball in my hands.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
Leadership, hard work ethic, the ability to galvanize, personality, a winning mentality, and an extreme competitor.
Q: What is your final pitch or sell to NFL and other pro league scouts?
If you draft or sign me, you are getting someone who will sell out to be great everyday, someone who knows the game, and will make everyone around me better on and off the field.