NFL Draft 2017 Prospect: Nate Dortch

Name: Nate Dortch
College: Youngstown State
Position: Cornerback
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 175

Q: If you could describe your style of play in 3 words, what would they be?

Nate: Three ways to describe my style of play smart, physical, and aggressive.

Q: How are you going to train/prepare this offseason in preparation for the draft or other pro opportunities?

Nate: I am going to continue to workout and train my body especially to gain more lean muscle. Continue to polish my footwork and transitions out of breaks, watch film and continue to add to my football IQ.

Q: If you could compare yourself to one current or former NFL player who would it be and why?

Nate: If I had to compare myself to one current NFL player it would be Joe Haden, because he is not the biggest guy, but he is smart, physical, and plays with a chip on his shoulder.

Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on or look for?

Nate: When I am watching film, I like to look at what type of offense they are and what they like to do out of certain personnels in different situations and field position. Next, I look at their receivers and their style of play and tendencies vs press or off man.

Q: What separates you from other players at your position?

Nate: What separates me from other players at my position is my ability to recognize and identify formations and what an offense is going to do. I am also a good run support corner especially in cover 2.

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

Nate: Not to sound cliche, but my work ethic is what I bring to the table. It took me a year or two to really grasp the meaning of day in and day out, but now that I have the concept down, in my head I eat sleep and breath football!

Q: What is your final pitch/sell to NFL and other pro league scouts?

Nate: I am an accountable and responsible football player that works hard and a continuous student of the game and very hungry for an opportunity to take my game to the next level.

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