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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Myles Meyer, DL, University of West Florida

Myles Meyer the aggressive and big run stuffer from the University of West Florida, recently sat down with Draft Diamonds Justin Berendzen.
  • Name: Myles Meyer
  • Position: DL
  • College: University of West Florida 
  • Height: 6’1″
  • Weight: 320 lbs
  • Twitter: @MeyerrMyles

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

  • When I was like 6 my parents got me a full packers jersey and pants set and a football for Christmas and I fell in love with the game.

2.What are your favorite things about playing football for West Florida?

  • Playing for coach Pete Shinick he’s a great man and also being close to home so my family and my son can come to games.  

3.What should we know about Myles Meyer the person?

  • I am a great person and I work hard for what I want to accomplish.

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

I bring a physical aspect to the field I want the OL to feel me every-time I strike them.

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

  • I would choose Ray Lewis because he’s a great leader and I want to soak up everything he has to say about leading a group of men also he reminds me of one of my uncles that I am really close with.

6.What are you looking forward to in the rest of your season?

  • To finish the regular season strong and to get another National title under my belt.

7.What sets you apart from other defensive linemen?

  • I have a great strike and first step I also have a good feel for splitting double teams.

8.What is your typical training routine?

  • I like to start off with stretching also doing hip rotation just to stay flexible from there I like to do footwork also work double team drills with hipping into pressure and throwing myself in the gap I also work on pursuit angles.

9.What is a moment that improved you as a football player?

  • Punching the ball out on the 4 yard line in the National Championship.

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

  • I am going to put the team first in all my actions and I am full speed to the whistle.

11.What do you love about the game of football?

  • Having everyone on the same page making plays and celebrating my teammates success.

12.How do you handle challenges both in life and on the football field?

  • When adversity strikes me I keep my head down and go back to the drawing board and find another way.

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