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2020 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Chris Easter, DB, Bridgewater State University

Chris Easter the gritty and versatile cornerback and wide receiver at Bridgewater State is hoping to have a huge senior season.
  • Name: Chris Easter
  • Height: 5’8
  • Weight: 185
  • Position: CB/WR
  • College: Bridgewater State University 
  • Twitter: @east_845

Tell us about your hometown, and what you love most about it? My city ,

•   Poughkeepsie, NY, I love the fact that there change happening, it’s a marathon like Nipsey said nothing happens overnight, I just pray we don’t give up as a community and let things become worse. I love the fact it’s made who I am 

List these three in order of importance and why: Film Study, Strength and Conditioning and Practice?

•  I feel like Film study comes first no matter what if it’s a game, practice, or workouts to have a mental understanding of what has to be done in order to be successful. Two gotta be practice because repetition is key. Last strength and conditioning to get your body in the proper shape. 

What do you worry about, and why? 

• I worry about the younger generation because they have to grow up in such a cruel world that’s not getting any better. So how does it get fixed now before it’s too late? 

Give me an example of when you failed at something. How did you react and how did you overcome failure?

• I use to fail a lot of test in school, and I always would be pissed off at the grade then I really had to tell myself relax you putting more pressure on yourself than you should be relaxed and just study harder, then I started to get the test results I wanted.

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

• they would say, how I lead by example, I’m not much of a talker, when my pads and helmets and cleats come on I become a different person.

Who is the best player you have ever played against in college?

• When I went to junior college in Cali we played a team called Hartnell, there was a safety who I kept hearing about being committed to Kansas, he was covering me when I was a slot , he made me go the extra mile during the game. 

What would your career be if you couldn’t play football? 

• Coaching or Sports Trainer 

Room, desk and car – which do you clean first? 

• My room, My Mom always said clean your room Chris

If there was a disaster and you could either save three strangers or one family member, which would you choose and why?

• I would save my daughter out of everybody she’s my world. 

If you could be any television or movie character, who would you be and why? 

• Julius Campbell ( remember the Titans) being a teenager in that era and playing high school football in Virginia he found the good in all of the bad to battle racism, friendship and an undefeated season all in one it just showed how he was willing to persevere through all of it. He was very level headed.

Tell me about your biggest adversity in life and how you’ve dealt with or overcome it? 

  • When I broke my ankle in high school during my senior season. I overcame it by willing to get back out there again, I wasn’t afraid to run or cut again I needed to prove to myself that I wouldn’t let this injury be the last thing that kept my back.

What is your most embarrassing moment?

• When I was in flag football, I got the ball and ran the other way and scored for the other team, my dad who was the head coach could do nothing but laugh at a 5-year-old 

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career? 

  • my first collegiate interception, it’s how I played the receiver’s route that led up to the interception itself. 

What song best describes your work ethic? 

•  Future-Last Breathe, he speaks about being doubted a lot and having that beat in his eyes like Tyson, speak volumes because he’s rapping about giving it everything he’s got left. I will do just that work until everything is out of me. 

What is the most important trait you can have (Physical or Non-Physical) to help you succeed at the next level? 

• The fact that I know where to be on the field, understanding what’s going on during the game. I know the yardage and how to play coverage. Knowing where to be is the best trait. 

If you could bring one person back from the dead for one day, who would it be and why?

•  My grandmother, she was the life of our family, just to have her sit next to me on the couch talking about life and hear her voice when I rang the doorbell. Bring her back for the interactions we shared. 

If you were to open a dance club, what would you name it? 

• Dreams

Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? 

• Jaydon Mickens, because he was a practice squad player, who was released by the raiders went to the Jaguars and started to do damage on the field. 

Would you rather be liked or respected, and why?

• I would say a little bit of both when somebody likes you, you’ll be introduced to other people as well but once you’re respected that’s another level because it’s what you’ve done that got people to respect you. 

What player who had his career derailed by off-field issues do you feel for the most and why?

  • Ray Rice, I DO NOT condone what he did at all, I just think the way the NFL is handling these domestic violence cases and giving people second chances I believe he deserves one too. 

Do you love to win, or hate to lose?

• I hate to lose, but in the lost, there’s always a lesson to be learned when going back to watch the film, learn from the mistakes that were made and get back to winning.

Who has been the biggest influence on your life and explain why?

  • My mother, my parents divorced when I was very young and growing up I saw my mom struggle early after it but she never gave up, she found a way, she went to work every day even worked overtime sometimes it would be I would see my mom comes in the door when I’m getting ready for school , but she found a way to provide for me and my brother no matter what. 

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