Name: Miles Hayes
School: William & Mary/Nevada/Robert Morris
Position: S

Height: 6’3”
Weight: 192

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

I wanted to be a leader for the younger guys on the team. I wanted to be selfless in pursuit of victory, and I feel I was able to do so. I got there a week before the first game because I had covid, so I knew it would be big for me to get into shape ASAP and learn the plays so I could help the team win and I feel like I was able to do so as well.

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

After sitting out the 2020 season, I knew I had to get back into the feel of things. My extra time at both Nevada and RMU allowed me to do that and reinvigorated my love for the game.

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

They would say I love to fight between the lines. I’m physical, sometimes mean, and I have an edge about me that I believe is needed in the game we play.

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

First I check my alignment and assignment on each play pertaining to the offensive formation and pre snap keys. From there I make sure that I’m making all the proper reads and moving soundly with my feet to the place I need to be in terms of the defensive scheme. I focus on my technique and how I can make my life easier on the backend and of course I look for plays I could make if all of the above is squared away first.

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

I’ve learned and played in a lot of defenses and had to challenge myself at a multitude of DB positions. My overall maturity and willingness to fill the hole and wear on opposing offenses creates big plays for myself and those around me. I fly to the football and produce numbers at a high rate per snap.

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

I participated in the hula bowl and have been training in Tampa, Fl, with local college and professional athletes.

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

I’m willing to communicate and receive information from the coaches with ease. I help those around me regardless of depth and I compete regardless of depth as well. I may be one of few prospects who started as a freshman, got injured, got passed on the depth chart and made my way back into the starting lineup for the better part of my final three seasons at two universities.

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

I love football and hope it will continue to be a big part of my life.