Name: Patrick O’Brien
School: Catawba College
Q: What were some of your goals heading into your final collegiate season?
To win the DII National Championship.
Q: If you could describe your style of play in 3 words, what would they be?
Surgical, Decisive, Gunslinger.
Q: How will you train and prepare this offseason for the draft or other pro opportunities?
I’m going down to IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida for 5 weeks and then to TEST Football academy for 2 weeks to prepare for my Pro Day.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on or look for?
1st Down, 2nd Down, 3rd Down blitz tendencies. Who is the aggressive DB we can double move. Who is the weakest link in the run game.
Q: What separates you from the other players at your position?
I try not to compare myself to other QBs, but I’ve been through a lot of coaching changes in my career, so my fight to persevere through adversity is hard to match.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
Leadership, Dependability, Commitment, and Competitive Spirit.
Q: What is your final pitch or sell to NFL and other pro league scouts?
I’m a diamond in the rough who has been through a lot, but has a ceiling that is far from been reached. I am a player who holds his teammates accountable and will never stop working on my craft! I’m ready to play with and against the best in the game!