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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Bruce Doyle, OT, Brockport

Bruce Doyle is a small school offensive tackle from Cuba, NY.  Not many people probably know where that is, but several NFL scouts have become familiar with the area. Bruce is a very aggressive pass/run blocker with great speed and technique for Brockport a D-3 school in New York.  An NFL scout told me that the NFL needs to keep him at the tackle position because he can play it.  I feel he could deeply benefit by playing guard because of his athleticism.  Bruce is a true sleeper, but his stock is growing.  Tons of NFL teams have came out to watch him play.  This past week Bruce and the Brockport O-Line won the D3 O-Line of the week.  Remember the name Bruce Doyle, the kid is special.

How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?

Between 10-15, mostly New York DIII schools and a couple PA DII schools (no scholarship offers)

Where did you choose and why?
The College at Brockport, because it gave me another chance to play the sport I love with my older brother John (fullback graduated ’12)
What are your goals for your senior year?
Make playoffs and be named All-American
Have any scouts met with you, and if so what are they saying?
Met with ~12 scouts, they ask me about where I grew up, my family, if I’ve been in trouble or have kids, my goals and aspirations, education, to keep working hard and improving
At your position, what separates you from the others?
Tenacity, nastiness, physicality
Tell us what you look for when breaking down film?
Why I have made mistakes and how to correct them, tendencies of defenders I’m facing (favorite pass-rush moves, their assignment based on their alignment, etc)
Who was the toughest player you have ever faced?
Steven Williams, DT from Rowan
If you could compare your play to one person in the NFL who would it be?
Richie Incognito
What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?
Weak and undersized, followed our weight program strictly and worked hard to get bigger, faster, stonger
What system fits your style of play the best?
Run heavy
What is your biggest strength?
Run blocking and getting up the 2nd level
What is your biggest weakness?
Playing too high
If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say?
I will always give 100% effort in order to continually improve
Growing up, who was your role model?
My older brother John
Who was your favorite team and player in the NFL and why?
The Buffalo Bills (from the area), Richie Incognito (like how he plays)
What was the most tragic event that ever happened in your life and how did you  overcome it?
Loss of family members, told myself they are in better place
If you were to have dinner with three people dead or alive who would it be?
Shaquille O’Neal, Teddy Roosevelt, Derek Jeter
With your first paycheck what would you buy?
Fancy dinner with family


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