Name: Jared Garcia
School: Concordia University, Nebraska
Position: Wide Receiver
Q: What were some of your goals heading into your final collegiate season?
Heading into my last collegiate season, my main goal was to be in the best shape I’ve ever been in to perform at a level I hadn’t been at yet. From there, it was all about the team and the goals we had set of winning a Conference Championship on to a National Championship.
Q: If you could describe your style of play in 3 words, what would they be?
Physical, Explosive, Smart.
Q: How will you train and prepare this offseason for the draft or other pro opportunities?
I am connecting with well known trainers to improve technique, so that I can bring my times down on those important tests. I am also working with Receiver coaches to improve route running and just fine tuning my game to be the best I can be.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on or look for?
I focus on everything possible when looking at a DB, from stance to coverage. I look at where their eyes are and if they are aggressive or more relaxed and tricky. It’s easy to pick up on tendencies of most DBs, but some tend to be more difficult than others. I’ve never really been caught off guard by what a DB was capable of, because I always studied their film very well.
Q: What separates you from the other players at your position?
I am not the tallest wide receiver, but I pride myself on playing big. I step up in big moments. I’m always there when I am needed most. I have for sure hands. I am willing to do whatever it takes to be successful.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
I am a team player, so I am willing to do whatever I need to do in order to help my team be successful. I play the game strong and physical, which I think is an asset to any Receiver unit. Off the field, I am always working to be successful in whatever it is that I am doing.
Q: What is your final pitch or sell to NFL and other pro league scouts?
I’m going to give it my all to be a part of any organization. I’m coming from a small school, so the road to the NFL and other professional leagues is already tough as it is, so I think that will help me in resiliency. I am a very coachable Receiver that is a sponge, always trying to soak in as much knowledge as I can to be the best I can be. I don’t have an ego and I’m not a mouthy guy, but I know how to make it happen. I am reliable and I think my athletic ability, though it can be improved, will help me in a successful career.