Name: Tyler Lovelace
School: Missouri State University
Position: LB
Height: 6’1”
Weight: 218

What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?

The goals I set in my final collegiate season was to get enough film to enter into the draft and also, help lead my team to more wins. Changing the culture of my University was one of the biggest goals.

Q: How do you think you took advantage of the extra year of eligibility to increase your chances of going pro?

I believe I took advantage of the extra year by taking every practice and game rep full speed and continuing to produce for my football team and be a contributor.

Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?

My coaches and teammates would say I am a hard working, demanding and a playmaker. I bring the best out of my teammates and coaches.

Q: When you are studying film, what are the things you focus on to improve your game?

When studying film I first look at the Offensive Lineman and see what their movements are. Another thing I look for when watching film is alignments of TE/FB and knowing the backfield set. I study what plays are ran in certain personnels.

Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?

The thing that separates me from anyone else that plays my position is that I know how to apply what I study on film to be able to put me into the right position on the field play in and play out.

Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?

My off-season plan is to gain speed and quickness to continue to be in the best position on the field every play.

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

Strengths I bring to the table on the field is knowledge of football and a great understanding of what teams are trying to do. I also bring the intensity level that will have other players follow my lead. I believe off the field I show what it means to be a professional and handle your business which shows I can be a role model for other players and people that watch me play.

Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL and any other pro leagues?

My final pitch is that I am a guy who brings dedication, hard work, intensity and knowledge amongst other things to the table. Being a small school guy who started off as a preferred walk on I know what it takes to grind to get what you want.

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