The latest edition of End Zone Report’s series of interviews with draft prospects is a special one.
Today, I had the chance to interview former Wisconsin offensive guard Kevin Zeitler.
Zeitler is widely considered the second-best guard in the draft behind Stanford’s David DeCastro, and could be selected in the first round.
Here is the interview with Zeitler:
1. How has this draft process gone for you so far?
“The draft process has gone well for me so far. I’ve enjoyed every part of it including senior bowl, combine, pro day, and workouts.”
2. What were your experiences like at the Combine and Senior Bowl?
“Both experiences were good. I enjoyed getting a chance to work with an NFL staff at the senior bowl as well as meeting with teams. The combine was a lot of fun and a nice chance to compete with others at my position in something other than football.”
3. What exactly goes down during private workouts/interviews with NFL teams?
“Individual works usually include both field work and board work. The coaches run you through many drills that try to show your flexibility, run blocking, pass blocking, and tenacity. The private interviews involved a lot of board work as well as watching highlights and low lights of certain games.”
4. Who were some of the toughest defensive linemen that you faced in college?
“I would say that Jerel Worthy and Devon Still were the two toughest defensive linemen that I faced.”
5. How do you think former teammate Peter Konz will fare in the NFL?
“I think that Pete will fare well in the NFL. He works hard and is smart.”
6. What are your plans for draft day?
“I’ll be at my fiance’s house with close family for the first round. The next day there will be a draft party at my parents house.”
7. Since I’m a Ravens fan I figured I’d ask. How would you feel if you were drafted by the Baltimore Ravens?
“I would be honored if the Ravens drafted me. They are a well-run organization with great players and I would do all that I could to help them in any way.”