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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Rashad Wynes, RB, Belhaven University


Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Rashad Wynes, RB, Belhaven

Rashad Wynes enters the 2012 season as one of the top returners on the squad and a very solid running back. Last season he finished first on the team in punt return average at 14.5 yards a return and averaged 22.1 yards on each kick return. Wynes is a 6’1 back that has very good speed.  He was a transfer from University Alabama of Birmingham and is a very solid back.  I think Wynes will be a guy that can make a roster in the NFL, he is a very solid, hard running back.  He runs with tons of power and tenacity.Rashad is a very solid Kick and Punt Returner and teams will try to stack the box, but I would not be surprised if this kid still has a great season.

How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?

Around 25

Where did you choose and why?

I choose university of Alabama Birmingham because i had issue qualifying and they stuck with me

What are your goals for your senior year?

To win a conference championship

Have any scouts met with you, and if so what are they saying?

They have met with my coaches and the main thing has been to stay healthy

At your position, what separates you from the others?

I have good hands as a running back and I can contribute on special teams

Tell us what you look for when breaking down film?

I tend to look at the linebacker depths, so I’ll know when they are blitzing and when they aren’t.

Who was the toughest player you have ever faced?

My best friend Ryan Robinson who is now with the Oakland Raiders

If you could compare your play to one person in the NFL who would it be?

Matt Forte

What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?

Having a kid early in high school and staying focus and it made me mature faster

What system fits your style of play the best?

Pro style down hill offense

What is your biggest strength?

I would say my power

What is your biggest weakness?

Pass Blocking

If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say?

I am I guy who is willing to come in and work everyday and contribute to the team any way possible and also I’m a trustworthy person.

Growing up, who was your role model?

Really didn’t have one

Who was your favorite team and player in the NFL and why?

Atlanta Falcons and because I grew up watching them and I would have to say Adrian Peterson and because he give his all every play

What was the most tragic event that ever happened in your life and how did you overcome it?

Losing all of my grandparents I knew they would watch over me and they were in a better place

If you were to have dinner with three people dead or alive who would it be?

Walter Peyton, Michael Jordan, Samuel L. Jackson

With your first paycheck what would you buy?

I will do something very special for my daughter and my parents.

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