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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Chaz Barnes, WR, Lindsey Wilson College

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What is your name?

Chaz Barnes

What is your Height/Weight?

6’3 205

What is your position?

Wide Receiver 

Where do you play college football?

Lindsey Wilson College

How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?

3 due to me only playing my senior year of high school 

How did you choose your school?

The Head Coach gave me an opportunity to play In college even knowing I just played my senior year of high school. The Coaches had the same mindset as me as in everyday working hard and striving to be the best everyday. I’m the same way I wanted to be around people that wanted to be the best and a environment that works hard everyday. 

Where are you from?

Alcoa, Tennessee 

Who is your role model, and why?

My Mom is my role model because I learned work ethic from her and just seeing her work so hard to provide inspired me so much growing up. 

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

Scouts have showed interest but as of now only contacted my coaches. 

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Basketball, Track.

Did you play any other positions in football?


At your position, what separates you from others?

My work ethic and dedication to getting better everyday. On the field my size and speed and catching ability run after catch ability and the ability to take the top off the defense with the deep ball. 

When you are breaking down film, what do you look for?

When I break down film to prepare for game week I like to see the Defense Backs that I am going up against I look at how they play different coverages I look to see how there footwork is and how they use there hands in press coverage and how they play the ball when it comes there way. 

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Chris Simpson, Cumberland University  

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

It would be  AJ Green because we are similar in size and just the ability to stretch the field and make plays. 

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

A mild learning disability but my love for sports and learning the game and the desire to be great has helped me overcome the obstacle. 

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Praying before every Game. 

What is your biggest strength?

My work ethic and leadership. 

What is your biggest weakness?

I never want to be a failure in anything and I am my biggest critic and tend to sometimes be too hard on my self and how I play. 

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

I am a team first type of guy and hard worker that will do my very best to help the team and I am a leader also. 

Who was your favorite player and NFL team growing up?

Randy Moss, Tennessee Titans 

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?

Jerry Rice, Michael Jordan, Carl Lentz.  

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