AML: Yeah I think that definitely set me apart from the other fullbacks in the country. Playing tight end running the entire route tree and being inline, in the backfield, split out wide, and in the slot getting 50-60 reps a game instead of the usual 15-20 for a traditional fullback definitely gave me an advantage.
AML: Preparation has changed a bit, more conditioning than raw strength training because the rookie minicamps are very uptempo and if you’re not conditioned you’ll miss out on reps. They haven’t asked me to work on anything specific before camp.
HERD: Is there a player in the NFL that you compare yourself to, or another player’s game you have tried to emulate?
AML: As a tight end I definitely tried to emulate Jason Witten as a leader and a reliable player when it comes down to the wire, everyone knows he’ll make the tough catch in traffic for a first down. That’s something I aspired to have throughout college and hope to develop in the NFL.
As a fullback I grew up watching Mike Alstott and loved watching him run through people and blow people up as a blocker.
HERD: Thank you very much for speaking to FPC Chargers. Myself and everyone at Full Press Coverage will be rooting for you over the next few months. Good luck for your future.
AML: No problem at all, thank you guys for reaching out and for the support.