Name: Joseph Bastante
School: Stonehill College
Position: Interior OL
Height: 6-1
Weight: 315

Q: What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season? 

My main goal is always to win the conference. I also set out to be named to the all-conference team in our first year in the NEC, which I was able to accomplish. I was also named to the Division 1 All New England Team.

Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?

They would say that I am a very intelligent,hard working, impactful player that brings it every single day. They would also say that I lead by example on and off the field.

Q: When you are studying film, what are the things you focus on to improve your game?

When I am watching film of myself, some of the main things that I focus on are my fundamentals, like my hand carry, my footwork, and my body positioning relative to a defender. When I am watching film of an opposing team, I focus on defensive structures in hopes that I may be able to key in on alignments that indicate pressure. I also focus on defensive linemen and their favorite pass rush moves along with their play style in the run game.

Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position? 

I believe that my attention to detail separates me from other at my position. I am always looking to sharpen my fundamentals as well as add nuance to my game.

Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?

Throughout the offseason, I will be training at my college, Stonehill College.

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, I will bring a hard-nosed attitude as well as toughness and great knowledge of the game. Off the field, my leadership qualities will allow me to help foster a winning culture on a team.

Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL and any other pro leagues?

I play football because I love it. I love being around my teammates and working to get better at my craft. I love winning games and I am willing to do anything it takes to prove that I can help do that at any level of organized football.