NFL Draft 2017 Prospect: DJ Newberry
Name: DJ Newberry
Position: Defensive Back
Q: If you could describe your style of play in 3 words, what would they be?
DJ: Fast, hard, consistent.
Q: How are you going to train/prepare this offseason in preparation for the draft or other pro opportunities?
DJ: I am currently working out with my school strength and conditioning coach who has plenty of experience. Our main focus has been speed and explosiveness. I have also been doing a lot of DB work the past few years to prep myself for my transition from linebacker.
Q: If you could compare yourself to one current or former NFL player who would it be and why?
DJ: Deone Buccanon, he has blazing sideline to sideline ability and is great at covering from the linebacker position.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on or look for?
DJ: Alignment is a always the first thing I look for when watching film, but once I recognize the play, I began to evaluate how the key opponents react to adversity.
Q: What separates you from other players at your position?
DJ: Being that I have a strong linebacker background, I have a great nose for the ball and can eliminate a lot of decisions players make before the point of attack. I am also stronger than most DBs, so my ability to shed and eliminate blocks is exceptionally well.
Q: What kind of abilities would you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
DJ: Some people are put on this earth to lead and I believe the lord blessed me with that ability. No matter where I go or who I’m with, people tend to notice my leadership qualities and I’ve always been the one to own up to it and willing to sacrifice whatever I need to take the opportunity.
Q: What is your final pitch/sell to NFL and other pro league scouts?
DJ: No matter where I play, who I play with, and where I have to start, I will standout and I will make the man in front of me feel like his job is on the line.
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