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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Blake Proehl, WR, East Carolina University

Blake Proehl NFL Draft East Carolina Interview
East Carolina wide receiver Blake Proehl recently took time out of his busy schedule to sit down with NFL Draft Diamonds writer Justin Berendzen.
  • Name: Blake Proehl
  • Position: WR
  • College: East Carolina University 
  • Height: 6’2″
  • Weight: 192 lbs
  • Twitter: @BlakeProehl
  1. What role do you hope to have in the NFL?

Be a legend like my father.

2. What is your mindset when you are on the football field?

To win one rep at a time.

3. What do you think are the keys to success on the football field?

Definitely trust in your teammates and that every player on the team wants the same thing. And that is to win at any cost.

4. What is your favorite workout?

Running routes and catching.

5. What do you think sets you apart from other wide receivers?

Intelligence of the game and finding holes in a defense.

6. What are your favorite moments as a football player?

I would say beating Carolina since they didn’t offer me out of high school and since no one ever thinks ECU can beat them.

7. Rank focus,footwork and skill based on what is most important to you as a football player and explain why?

1.Focus (it gets you better at the other 2) 2.Skill 3.Footwork If you have footwork but no skill, then it cancels out.

8. What are the biggest things that you have learned from your dad Ricky?

It’s too much to write but if I could pick the top things it would be hard work and confidence.

9. What has been your biggest challenge in life?

When I tore my ACL.

10. What would a team get in a player like you?

Someone who is ready to go to work every day and a great teammate and coachable player.

11. What type of energy do you have on the football field?

Lots of passion.

12. What was your favorite thing or things about being a East Carolina university football player?

There’s nothing like playing football for a community like Greenville. The atmosphere and love for football there are second to none.

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