Name: Matthew DeBlaiso
School: Morehead State/Southeastern Louisiana
Position: TE

Height: 6’3”
Weight: 245

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

My goal this season was to help my team win games and to show how versatile of a player I can be.

Q: How do you think you took advantage of the extra year of eligibility to increase your chances of going pro?

I think this year I showed how versatile I can be lining up all over the field and being able to run the whole route tree. I also have grown tremendously as a blocker so I really think this year allowed me to showcase that.

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

My coaches and teammates would say that I was one of the hardest working guys out there and was always locked in. Weather it be walk throughs or gameday I treated every rep the same.

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

I love watching practice and game film knit picking everything from blocking footwork and hand placement to the nuances of route running. Watch film is critical in separating your self and bring your game to the next level.

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

I think I am one of the most versatile players coming out this year. I can line up anywhere on the field and do anything you ask of me. I’m also think I’m the most polished route runner coming out this year, whether it be an option route out of the hip or running a comeback from split out I can run ever route in the route tree.

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

My plan is to keep building on my athleticism and my craft as a route runner and blocker.

Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?

My strengths would be that I am a Swiss Army knife. I am able to line up anywhere and everywhere. I’ve had to prove my self all through out my playing career and have overcome more adversity than most people do in their lifetime, so I feel that give me a chip on my shoulder that is contagious.

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

I’m one of the most versatile players in this up coming draft class. There aren’t many 6’3 245 pound TE’s who can run the whole route tree along with being good in pass protection and in line blocking. If you put on the tape and put me through a workout there is no denying it.