Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Aaron Wilmer, QB, Delaware Valley College
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What is your name?
What is your Height/Weight?
What is your position?
Where do you play college football?
Delaware Valley College
How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?
1 D1 offer from Fordham, Temple offered as a preferred walk on, every D2 school in the state, first year I attended West Chester Univ. and red shirted, then transferred to Delaware Valley College.
How did you choose your school?
I initially chose West Chester Univ. because it was close to home, had a great head coach, & the school was amazing. I transferred to Delaware Valley College because I wanted to play for a competitive program where I could be given an opportunity to play and coach Clements & Coach Greco allowed that.
Where are you from?
Who is your role model, and why?
No single person, just all the people that are told they can’t do something and persevere and accomplish there goal that others thought was out of reach or far-fetch
Have any scouts met with you yet, and if so what are they saying?
No scouts have met with me personally, 4 CFL teams have been in contact with me about seeing me in person to make sure I have the arm strength for the bigger field of play.
I was an all- state baseball player in addition to my football career.
Did you play any other positions in football?
Been a quarterback my whole life.
At your position, what separates you from others?
Preparation, feel for the position, I believe my arm strength, accuracy, and anticipation are at an NFL level, moving within the pocket to extend a play to give a WR an extra half second to throw him open.
When you are breaking down film, what do you look for?
I like to start with the safeties, if they show me single high or 2 high I know what to expect, can look at whether a team likes to pressure on early downs or later downs, from the field or boundary. The most important thing to keep in mind is that a perfect ball can’t be beat.
Who was the toughest player you ever faced?
As a QB usually is not one guy on a defense that gives you fits, it’s all 11 and the scheme, so with that being said I would have to say Widener Univ. pressured well, mix cov, moved after the snap. Tough to prepare for.
If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why?
The obvious answer would be Russell Wilson but I will not disrespect him by doing that, I’m just a quarterback that prepares well, can make all the throws necessary, fro the pocket and outside the pocket.
What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?
Making the transition from West Chester University. To Delaware Valley College, a new system, a new team, new friends, and most of all a new school and very different school.
Do you have any pre-game rituals?
I have one particular song that a rap before every game by Meek Millz called Plenty Money
What is your biggest strength?
What is your biggest weakness?
Trying to keep plays alive sometimes are not the best decision.
If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say?
All I need is one opportunity to prove to you that I belong and can make your roster, I’ve been told I was too small my whole life and at every level I had success.
Who was your favorite player and NFL team growing up?
Brett Favre & whatever team he played for.
If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?
Abraham Lincoln , Barack Obama, & Bill Walsh