Friday, March 15, 2013

Pro Day Experience and Draft Updates

-Photo courtesy of Michael Strong-

     Pro Day is an opportunity for all the Texas Tech players whom just finished their career to get in front of scouts and show their abilities.  Having already put up some good numbers at the regional combine, pro day was yet another opportunity to prove myself and confirm if not beat the results everyone had seen online.  These were the same drills I had already performed at the regional, but now it was in front of NFL scouts and I had to prove that the regional numbers were not a fluke.  I knew I could improve on some numbers from the regional, and I am happy to say that I soared past a few.  It was a nerve wracking and successful experience, but one I am glad is in the books.  I am happy, but not surprised with the numbers I earned.  At this point I am ready to get back to football and I will get a chance to do this in the coming weeks.  Now that most of the testing is over, it is time for private team workouts and team visits.  I already have had a couple of team workouts I have done the past two weeks.  These are where a representative from a given team comes out to interview you, put you through football drills, and whiteboard work with the defense to test your mental ability.  There will be some more of these in the coming weeks and also hopefully some team visits where the team flies you out to visit their facilities.  The hectic and fun process continues!  Below are the numbers from pro day and links to various draft news about me.  Enjoy!

-Student of the Game

Pro Day Results:
40: 4.41 sec
Vertical: 41.5”
Short Shuttle: 4.04 sec
Broad Jump: 10’3”
Bench: 15 reps
3 Cone L Drill: 6.79 sec
60yd Shuttle: 11.09 sec

College2Pro Interview:

TechTalk Interview:

Pro Football Central Interview:

Bleacher Report Article:

CBS Sports Article by Rob Rang: Article:

Friday, March 01, 2013

Making Highlights

     I have always made my own highlight videos since my sophomore year in high school when I started on Varsity.  If you check out my YouTube channel they are all on there, I even have a few funny videos I made from when I was a kid on there also.  I am good with computers and also have a creative side so naturally I loved to create my own videos and learn this ins and outs as I went along.  When I first started I didn't have the best tools and I had poor quality videos and audio.  I started with my friend Wayne making various funny videos for school projects and just for the fun of it. We called it D n V Productions, for Davis and Viotto.  I also made a few videos of me playing video games, which then progressed into my football videos.  I have gotten better with every year, but looking back at some of the old ones is always funny.  I guess I felt like I should put every single play I was in action!  Well I'm glad to say I have become better about that and also try and not put every camera angle I have.  I have always used this as a tool for self promotion.  In high school I would send out my videos to colleges and try and get my name out there hoping to earn a D1 scholarship.  Now I have my sights set on the NFL and I am still trying to get my name out there.  My agent will be sending this senior video out to scouting coordinators and NFL personnel in case they have not seen my film yet.  This being the case, there is no music or special effects but rather a cutup of plays from my senior year. Hope you enjoy!

-Student of the Game