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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Caleb Eagans, WR, East Texas Baptist University

Caleb Eagans NFL Draft 2022 East Texas Baptist
Small School wide receiver Caleb Eagans is a speedster who recently took time out of his busy schedule to sit down with NFL Draft Diamonds writer Justin Berendzen.
  • Name: Caleb Eagans
  • Position: WR
  • College: East Texas Baptist University 
  • Height: 5’9″
  • Weight: 178 lbs 
  • Twitter: @Dflash_Eagans

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

Be a difference-maker in the game and do my job to the best of my ability. Be a playmaker and make plays. When the ball is in my hands make guys miss and get to the endzone. When the ball is not in my hands try to free up other guys to get to the endzone.

2.What is a moment in your football career that improved you as a football player? 

When I first got to Texas A&M and being in a high recruiting class surrounded by a lot of 4 stars and 5-star talent. Seeing guys like Myles Garrett, Josh Reynolds, Speedy Noil, Armani Watts just to name a few. Seeing them pushed me to get better because I didn’t want to be way behind.

3.If you could hang out with any football player past or present for a day who and why? 

Dak Prescott or Jerry Rice. Myself and Dak been through similar situations off the field. I like his game and what he did with Dallas as soon as he came into the league as a rookie. I like how he responds to adversity. No matter what he keeps a great attitude and he’s respectable. The game means a lot to him. Jerry Rice because he’s an all-time great. In my opinion best WR to play the game. Being around greatness would make me better.

4.What made you decide you wanted to be a football player? 

There were two instances I vividly remember. When I cried after my last HS football game, that’s something I don’t really do and whenever I had to take time away from the game before my 2nd season at Texas A&M when my mom was battling cancer, it was a feeling that I truly had missed.

5.What sets you apart from other wide receivers? 

Playing at a faster speed, explosiveness, and being able to make plays no matter the circumstances. Dragging my feet, making guys miss, one hand, maybe climb to go get one, just being able to see ball get ball. 

6.What is your favorite workout? 

Plyometric workouts are my favorite. This is what helps me keep my speed and explosiveness on a different level. So box jumps, squat jumps, DB step-ups, bounds, a lot of one-leg strengthening exercises, and throw some lower body auxiliary lifts in there with that.

7.What role do you hope to have if you make it into the NFL? 

Wherever the team needs me to fill. In my opinion, I could be a really great stretch guy and down the field. Return game and possession WR as well. Really the way Tyreek Hill, Cole Beasley, and Antonio Brown are used. 

8.What has been your biggest challenge in life? 

Seeing my mom lose her life to cancer. During that time I had even debated on dropping out of school because everything was really time-consuming and I knew my mom didn’t have much time left when things got really bad all of a sudden. School just got more difficult but I stayed in school because that was her only wish for me to graduate from A&M. I stayed in school and graduated with Honors in honor of my mom after having a 2.1 GPA. That was a very stressful time.

9.What are your favorite moments from your football life? 

Going to Memphis, Tennessee when we played West Virginia in the Liberty Bowl. That was some fun times and then coming back home when we got back giving my parents my jerseys for a Christmas present after we won. 

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

A hard worker. Someone who is willing to do whatever to help the team. Positive energy and someone that would make an impact on and off the field, a playmaker.

11.What type of energy do you bring onto the football field? 

Positive energy and mindset. I’ve been told I bring a presence of when I’m on the field other people notice a shift and up-tempo.

12.What is a skill that you have that you think translates into the NFL well?

My shiftiness and burning guys down the field. DB’s can play me off and I will still get past them. It’s all about the tempo of route running and manipulation of really what I’m trying to do. I feel like that would translate well in the league. I’ve been told I have a “3rd gear”. 

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