Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Tyler Huber, WR, Wisconsin-Whitewater
How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?
-I had a majority of D2, and D3 schools recruiting me along with a few D1 and FCS schools out of high school. Southern Illinois, Minnesota, Minnesota Duluth are a few.
Where did you choose and why?
-I ended up attending and playing for the University of Wisconsin Whitewater. They have a great tradition there, they are close to home so my parents could come watch, and I wanted to win a National Championship. Was fortunate enough to end up winning 3 championships while I was there.
What were your goals for your senior year?
-My ultimate goal was to win a national championship and finish my college career off on a high note.
Have any scouts met with you, and if so what are they saying?
-I’ve talked to and met with a decent amount of scouts. Just telling me to keep working hard and they will keep in contact with me.
At your position, what separates you from the others?
-My work ethic and athleticism. I may not have the largest hands but they are strong and I rarely drop a ball. Always try to catch everything. I don’t think their are many receivers if any that have both my strength and speed. I’ve been clocked in the 4.4’s in the 40 and also can bench 225 lbs. almost 30 times
Tell us what you look for when breaking down film?
-When looking at film I look at what the tendencies are of the overall defense. And the tendencies of the secondary. What is their base converge? How do their safeties play and what doesn’t that mean. Do the corners play flat footed or bite hard on head fakes and double moves. Also look at how they play run. Come up hard or they soft and if you can cut them or not. All defenses are different but all have tendencies and a weakness.
Who was the toughest player you have ever faced?
-Noah Timm #31. Former teammate and all American that I faced everyday in practice. Hard worker, smart and very fundamentally sound player. Wish I could have lined up against him a few more times.
If you could compare your play to one person in the NFL who would it be?
-Jordy Nelson. Love the way he plays the game.
What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?
-The biggest obstacle I’ve had to face is injuries. Breaking my ankle my senior year and having to watch the team from the sidelines. Fortunately for me I was granted a medical redshirt.
What system fits your style of play the best?
-Any system. I can play the slot as well as outside.
What is your biggest strength?
-Like I mentioned before my biggest strength would be my combination of speed, strength, size, and athleticism. 42″ vertical and 10’9″ broad jump. I go up and get the ball at it’s highest point and I can get off of press coverage. I like when corners press and can get physical with them.
What is your biggest weakness?
-Playing at a small school I didn’t get that exposure that big schools kids have gotten
If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say?
-That from day one I’ll be the hardest working kid on your team. A gym rat and a student of the game that will do anything it’ll take to be successful and help the team from playing wide receiver to being on special teams.
Growing up, who was your role model?
– My dad
Who was your favorite team and player in the NFL and why?
-Favorite team is the Green Bay Packers. I played running back when I was a kid and through high school so my favorite player is Barry Sanders.
What was the most tragic event that ever happened in your life and how did you overcome it?
-The recent passing of my grandpa. Just knowing he’s in a better place and he’s up there looking over me.
If you were to have dinner with three people dead or alive who would it be?
-My grandpa, Barry sanders, Jon Gruden.
With your first paycheck what would you buy?
-Pay off my student loans