Name: Jerron Searles
School: Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Position: Offensive Tackle
Q: What were some of your goals heading into your final collegiate season?
As a transfer, I wanted to come in and help my team dominate at the Division 2 level and win a National Championship, we came just short of that, but I’m happy with the statistics we had collectively as an offense at the end of the season.
Q: If you could describe your style of play in 3 words, what would they be?
Physical, Unrelenting, Overwhelming.
Q: How will you train and prepare this offseason for the draft or other pro opportunities?
I plan on training on all combine drills and position specific things that can help my craft on the field and in the film room.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on or look for?
I always look at the Defensive Line first and see if anyone of them stands out, then I look to see what tendencies they have and if anyone gives away what they do whether it be Safety depth, Linebacker posture, or anything I can key on that gives up everything they do.
Q: What separates you from the other players at your position?
My durability and athleticism is what separates me. Being able to move like I do at my size helps my game and not missing a snap means I only get better as the season goes on.
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, my experience and being able to block defenders on the second level is what I bring to any organization. Off the field, my maturity and professionalism that I carry, whether somebody is watching me or not, is something that I think will stand out.
Q: What is your final pitch or sell to NFL and other pro league scouts?
You’re getting a mature athlete that’s a student to the game and is more than willing to put in the work to find out where his ceiling is. I’m in it for the long haul. I don’t just want to make the team, I want to play and help better the organization. I can play multiple positions on the offensive line and am athletic enough to play on defense as well.