Draft Diamonds Spotlight Interview: Harris Bivin, OC/OG, Murray State
Another in the line of under-appreciated small-school prospects, Harris Bivin was a road-grading center for the Murray State Racers for 3 seasons, putting up impressive tape vs. Florida State and Missouri along the way. Small school offensive linemen exceed expectations almost regularly, and Bivin should be no different.
How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?
How did you come to make your college decision?
Where are you training, and what are your goals for pro day/combines?
APEC, run as good and fast as I can.
Have any scouts met with you, and if so what are they saying?
No, I haven’t met with any
At your position, what separates you from the others?
Physicality along with being a student of the game
Tell us what you look for when breaking down film?
Stance tendencies, along with down and distance and boundary tendencies with heavy blitz teams. Any areas i was weak in the week before.
Who was the toughest player you have ever faced?
The whole 2012 Florida State D-line and Montori Hughes (Colts Draft pick & ex-UT-Martin DL)
If you could compare your play to one person in the NFL who would it be?
What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?
The death of my father before my freshman year of college. Adapted by using frustration as motivation and knowing how to use football and the comradery as a way to remember him.
What system fits your style of play the best?
Heavy most likely, but more experienced with the spread.
What is your biggest strength?
Tenacity while maintaining game plan.
What is your biggest weakness?
Technical work, tweaks here and there.
If I were a GM and gave you a minute to sell yourself, what would you say?
A lot of what people remember is not what you say but how you say it, so I would be as humble but confident as possible while assuring you that i would do everything they asked and use my talents as fast and efficient as possible.
Growing up, who was your role model?
Who was your favorite team and player in the NFL and why?
Kurt Warner and the “greatest show on turf” because they kept on the pedal and each player was a master at their job.
If you were to have dinner with three people dead or alive who would it be?
My father, Steve Jobs, and Conrad Dobler
What would you buy with your first NFL paycheck?
Maybe a steak, some dip, or a mounted bear. Linemen don’t really play for money.