Mitchell Fillmore: 2018 Draft Prospect Interview
Name: Mitchell Fillmore
School: California University of Pennsylvania
Position: Long Snapper
Q: What were some of your goals heading into your final collegiate season?
Heading into my final season, I wanted to be more accurate than last year and also wanted faster snaps.
Q: If you could describe your style of play in 3 words, what would they be?
Consistent, Agile, Tough.
Q: How will you train and prepare this offseason for the draft or other pro opportunities?
I will be training in Pittsburgh and I will be focusing on explosiveness and speed. For me and for my snapping, I’m around a .66-.64, but I want to get my snaps even faster.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on or look for?
When I am studying film, I look for what type of blocks they run. Who would cover me in punt and what gaps they pressure on field goal. I look for if they overlook the snapper or if they bring pressure. I also look at the tendencies of the punt returner
Q: What separates you from the other players at your position?
What separates me from others from this position is how versatile I am. I can stay in and block on punt and field goal. I also ran a free release punt in college, so I can cover very well. Also, how consistent and fast my snaps are.
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 are how aggressive and agile I am at this position. I would make a fast snap to speed up punt/field goal operations. Even though my play is aggressive on the field, off the field you couldn’t even tell. I love interacting with people and lending a helping hand, so I would represent whatever organization to the best of my ability.
Q: What is your final pitch or sell to NFL and other pro league scouts?
My final pitch to any NFL team/scout would be that you would be getting a very valuable player that most people wouldn’t notice. My consistency would have no worry in your minds and my speed on my snaps would speed up operation times. You would be getting a hard worker that is never satisfied with their play. I am always looking for ways to improve myself for my team, coaches, and family. I take a lot of pride in what I do and you would see this on and off the field. I would promise you that I would represent your organization in the best way.