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2020 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Caleb Eagans, WR, East Central University

Caleb Eagans the speedy wide out from East Central University recently sat down with Draft Diamonds.

Student-Athlete Profile:

  • Caleb Eagans
  • East Central University
  • WR
  • 5’9”
  • 175lbs.
  • Hometown: Jewett, TX
  • Twitter: @Dflash_Eagans

CFBTalkDaily Notes:

  • 40-Yard Dash – 4.28
  • Hand Size – 9.3
  • Prospect Grade – 5.51
  • Position Rank – 75.9

Tell me about your recruiting pitch from Coach Johnson and Coach Duckworth. What about them sold you on ECU and how have they impacted you?

It was something I had been praying on. Coach Kris McCullough was actually the first coach I talked to. He wanted the best for me because he knew other schools were talking to me and he wasn’t trying to down talk another program. I talked to Coach Al Johnson a couple of days after and we had connected on something personal and he understood my situation. When I met and talked to Coach Duckworth he and Coach Johnson knew I would be a little rusty and he told me he would help improve my game which is what most coaches do not take the time to do. I feel like Coach Duck and Coach McCullough not only have helped my game but helped me understand the game better. I like my position coach concept of route running and have really tried being more consistent and paying attention to the details. I’ll always be thankful to Coach Johnson for getting me here and having this opportunity.

You can choose one particular route to run for the rest of your career, what is it?

There’s many routes I like but if I had to choose it would probably be a dig or a post.

Have you been in touch with current Seattle Seahawk WR, and ECU alum, David Moore?

I have, we talked on social media awhile back, I have a closer relationship with Trinity Benson who’s with the Denver Broncos right now. He’s given me some good advice and tips on how to improve my game. I didn’t get the chance to play with David, but I played with TB.

As an athlete, what is your motivation?

My mom, my family/future family, knowing I can impact other peoples’ lives one day.

What defines success for you?

Having a positive impact and to inspire as many people as I can while one-day taking care of my future wife, kids and the rest of my family.

What would your teammates say about the type of teammate you are?

They’d say that I work hard and dedicated, I have a lot of passion with a good head on my shoulders.

What are some of your personal “rules” that you never break?

Respect, loyalty and trust.

Who is the toughest player you’ve competed against during your collegiate career?

Myles Garrett

Finish this sentence. The best player in the NFL is _______.

Student of the game, Tom Brady. Talent, Myles Garrett

What is your team of choice on Madden, why?

The Dallas Cowboys, their offense is hard to guard but simple. It’s all about matchups, the slot usually always open one on one on a corner or post because they run shallows with the TE. Zeke behind a great O-line, Dak is good with his feet too so I like to scramble with him and Coop usually a mix match on the outside.

Failure is inevitable in life. How do you handle situations that don’t go in your favor?

Pray about it, ask God to grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things that I can, and wisdom to know the difference.

Is there a current/former NFL player that you model your game after?

DeSean Jackson and Antonio Brown.

Knowing what you do now, what would you go back and tell yourself as a High-School Freshman?

Be the good you, don’t let people change who you are, stay true to yourself, don’t pay attention to what other people think about you, not everyone is going to like you, just because you’re doing the right thing doesn’t mean you still won’t have haters or jealous people. Cut out distractions focus on what really matters and pray every single day for yourself and others.

What is your go-to restaurant near campus?

On the go definitely Chicken Express. Coach McCullough introduced me soon as I came to Oklahoma. Sit down, I’d probably have to say Santé Fe or Cotton Patch.

If your life was a book, what would its title be?

“Ambitious Man.”

How did you get the nickname Flash or DFlash?

I got the nickname my freshman-sophomore year. Guys from other schools were saying “Dflash” instead of “The Flash” and other people at school were calling me “Dflash” so it just stuck, we thought some people thought my name started with a D, but they were pronouncing “The” as “D.”

What song or artist do you like but rarely admit to liking?

A: Not going to lie Ariana Grande is nice.

If you could have dinner with anyone in the world, living or deceased, who would it be and why?

My mom, it would be nice to sit with her and talk to her about everything that’s happened and ask for advice on certain things because she always had the best advice, and just let her know how much I’ve missed her, that I love and appreciate her.

Forty-years from now, what do you want to be remembered for?

I’d want to be remembered for helping people reaching their goals and having a positive impact on society.

In 15 words or less, why should an NFL team invest in you?

There are deeper purposes and motivations behind the reason I play the game I love.

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