Joe Surace: 2018 Draft Prospect Interview
Name: Joe Surace
School: Curry College
Position: Defensive End
Q: What were some of your goals heading into your final collegiate season?
My goals going into my final season was to win a conference championship and ultimately win a national championship.
Q: If you could describe your style of play in 3 words, what would they be?
Relentless, fast, smart.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on or look for?
When I study film, I look for my opponent’s tendencies. Small things like the way he lines up on the ball. Another thing I look for is their favorite move they do when pass rushing because that’s a big key. I also look to see if he is a player that plays all 4 quarters or is he going to take plays off. In addition, I look to see if he’s going to bring the same intensity every play and not let up.
Q: What separates you from the other players at your position?
What separates me from other players at my position is my motor and relentless pursuit of the ball, as well as my technique.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
I bring a strong lead by example leadership style on and off the field and a never quit attitude. On terms of on the field ability, my strong suit is undoubtedly rushing the passer and applying constant pressure.
Q: What is your final pitch or sell to NFL and other pro league scouts?
I understand I am a bit undersized for my position, but that means nothing in my mind when it comes to being able to play football and compete at a high level. I would simply tell anyone that film does not lie and I am fully confident in my ability.