Mack Weaver: 2018 Draft Prospect Interview
Name: Mack Weaver
School: Eastern Illinois University
Position: Defensive End
Q: What were some of your goals heading into your final collegiate season?
My biggest goal was to reach my full potential as a team leader and maximize my playmaking opportunities on the field. This was my 3rd position change in 3 years, so I focused on putting myself in the best position mentally and physically to make plays and help my team.
Q: If you could describe your style of play in 3 words, what would they be?
Versatile, Dynamic, Clutch.
Q: How will you train and prepare this offseason for the draft or other pro opportunities?
I’m working to perfect my pass rush and coverage abilities while getting stronger to be more affective against the run.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on or look for?
I look at everything from the offensive lineman’s stance and steps to the depth of the RB and QB.
Q: What separates you from the other players at your position?
I’m a smart player. I understand the mechanics of offense and use that to help me dominate as a defensive player. Playing for a different coach every year also shows that I am able to learn and adapt to any situation very quickly.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
I step up when it’s needed the most. Whether it’s the 3rd quarter, overtime, or a charity event, when the pressure is on, I rise to the occasion. I’m versatile. I played offense for 3 years before changing to defense where I played multiple positions. I am coachable and able to adapt to any situation to maximize success.
Q: What is your final pitch or sell to NFL and other pro league scouts?
My final pitch is that all I need is the opportunity. This is the time in life where opportunity meets preparation. I don’t want to just attain the “average” level of success. I’m striving to be one of the best on and off the field. I’m hungry, and if given the chance, then I will let my work ethic and results speak for me.