Draft Diamonds Spotlight Interview: Gavin Farr, OG/OC, Southern Utah
How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?
3 for football and about 5 or so for baseball. I wasn’t offered a full scholarship out of high school.
How did you come to make your college decision?
It was pretty easy because Southern Utah University was really the only school to take a chance on me. the coaches sold me when I was there and that was when i decided to play football instead of baseball in college.
Where are you training, and what are your goals for pro day/combines?
I am currently training in Sandy Utah with JMP, John Madsen Performance. My goals are to put up scores that turn heads and really make a statement for my abilities.
Have any scouts met with you, and if so what are they saying?
A couple of scouts came to my school during the football season and really liked the way I got to the second level and thought my all around game was really good.
At your position, what separates you from the others?
Tenacity and willingness to do whatever it takes to get the job done.
Tell us what you look for when breaking down film?
I look at each player individually and look at any thing they might do that will hint at what twist games or blitzes they are running. I evaluate all of their strengths and see what there favorite moves are and have someone perform those moves all week in practice so i am ready for them come game day. I spend a lot of time watching film it helps me call the offense and put us in the best possible situations for success.
Who was the toughest player you have ever faced?
I have played some very talented players over my years at SUU. but one that sticks out in my mind was DeAndre Coleman from Cal.
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?
My family has never had money so for me to earn a scholarship even though not a full one right when i got to SUU but for the next four years was really big for my family.
What system fits your style of play the best?
I have played in all styles and i have had much success in all so I feel I am very good at adapting and making myself the best player for each and every style.
What is your biggest strength?
My ability to read defenses and to lead. also my toughness and relentlessness to win.
What is your biggest weakness?
I think on paper it would be my height but I can prove that doesn’t affect me in the slightest.
If I were a GM and gave you a minute to sell yourself, what would you say?
I am a guy that just needs a shot and I can prove that. Giving me a chance will benefit the organization.
Growing up, who was your role model?
My father Dale Farr he has always worked so hard for my family and I.
Who was your favorite team and player in the NFL and why?
The Minnesota Vikings were my team growing up.
If you were to have dinner with three people dead or alive who would it be?
Mike Webster, Tim Duncan and Jared Allen.
What would you buy with your first NFL paycheck?
Put it toward a house or car.