Name: Phydell Paris
School: Black Hills State University
Position: Running Back
Q: What were some of your goals heading into your final collegiate season?
Some of my goals heading into my senior season were to win the conference, make the playoffs, and make All-Conference as a Running Back.
Q: If you could describe your style of play in 3 words, what would they be?
If I could describe my play in 3 words, it would be physical, downhill, and calculated.
Q: How will you train and prepare this offseason for the draft or other pro opportunities?
I am training with my strength coach at Black Hills State preparing for combines as well as pro days.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on or look for?
When I’m studying film, I try and watch Safety tendencies as well as where certain plays might hit against different defensive fronts. I like to watch film with my Offensive Line so we can all be on the same page throughout the whole game.
Q: What separates you from the other players at your position?
I feel like what separates me from other players at my position is my work ethic and my ability to maintain my body throughout the football season.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
I feel like I can bring a high level of competitiveness to an organization. I also feel like I can contribute to the community and become a leader for the team as well as the organization.
Q: What is your final pitch or sell to NFL and other pro league scouts?
My final sell to any potential scouts is that I have never been the biggest, fastest, or strongest, but I have always found a way to become the best player I could be. I have always risen to the level of my competition and I will do everything in my power to take that work ethic to a professional level.