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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Garrett Frye, OL, Georgia Southern University

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What is your name?

Garrett Frye

What is your Height/Weight?

6’4” 295lbs

What is your position?

Offensive Tackle

Where do you play college football?

Georgia Southern University

How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?

4 or 5 schools

How did you choose your school?

At an in-state school that was the best team of the programs recruiting me.

Where are you from?

Alpharetta, GA

Who is your role model, and why?

Both of my parents because they’ve made a great life for themselves through hard work and perseverance.

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

I’ve met with about 5 scouts from different teams saying that I have a good shot at making camp.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

I played baseball and basketball along with football

Did you play any other positions in football?

I played center in my sophomore year and also defensive end

At your position, what separates you from others?

I believe my combination of good feet, intelligence and strength sets me apart

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

I look for tendencies in the defenders that I go up against. What is their favorite move? Do they prefer to beat you outside or inside? What signals are a dead giveaway for a blitz?

garrettWho was the toughest player you ever faced?

Jarvis Jones from the University of Georgia

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

Don’t really know enough about many lineman to compare myself

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

I guess the biggest obstacle was overcoming the fact that I was overlooked as a college athlete. I was never very big in high school but had enough ability to make a college program. I was not offered a full scholarship and pretty much walked on to Georgia Southern on nothing but a books scholarship. Working to gain enough weight and enough strength not only to play, but earn a scholarship so that I could complete my degree was the product of a ton of hard work and determination.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Not really, I just have to put everything on in a certain order otherwise it doesn’t feel right. We had a couple of rituals as an offensive line, but I did not have many that I did individually.

What is your biggest strength?

I feel that my biggest strengths are run blocking, strength, and football intelligence.

What is your biggest weakness?

I feel my biggest weakness is my pass blocking due to running the triple option for three years and lack of experience with pass blocking

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

I would say that I am a young 21 year old strong, athletic offensive lineman with a great work ethic and a love for the game of football.

Who was your favorite player and NFL team growing up?

Being from Atlanta, I’ve always been a Falcons fan. I enjoyed watching guys like Deion Sanders, Michael Vick, Warrick Dunn, and Matt Ryan.

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

I would have dinner with Erk Russell because he was the greatest coach in Georgia Southern history and just had a personality about him that people were drawn to. He was a very inspirational man that I would have loved to share a conversation with. I would like to have dinner with Derek Jeter because he is one of the most iconic professional sports players of this generation. He is one of the best baseball players of all time and seems like a great person. Lastly I would like to have dinner with Bill Gates. Just seeing how successful he has been with his life, I would love to know what it takes to be that successful.

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