When I got the invitation to the combine I was excited, the opportunity to be nationally exposed to all of the scouts and front office members was an opportunity I knew I could take advantage of.
When I got to Indy my roommate was an offensive lineman from Iowa, cool guy. It was a little bit of a stressful time, I prepared my whole life for this moment. I tried my best to sleep but the combo of nerves and excitement kept me up. I tried to get as much sleep as I could.
As far as the actual events I knew I had to make sure I showed everyone my pass-catching abilities. My training at EXOS in Arizona really helped me to prepare as we did these same drills that were going to be asked at the combine. We would do the same drills with numbers and I was glad that my numbers at the combine were better than when I was training.
The combine is a grueling process, they have every style of testing you can think of, whether it’s physical or mental. They try to pack so much in so little time that maybe if they were to space out some of the testings and allow us a little more time to rest I think that could help.
When I left the combine I felt I gave a great effort but I knew it was still time to grind. I was one step closer to the draft and there was still more to accomplish. To be at the event was exciting, I felt it was a great learning experience and I’m glad I was able to showcase my skills in front of all the teams.