Draft Diamonds Free Agent Interview: Lee Burks, Offensive Lineman
Hello, I am @jrberendzen on Twitter and this is one of my free agent interviews where I ask very deserving free agents questions about the players themselves and about what a team would get in these players. All of these players should get picked up by NFL and CFL teams and get a shot at being a career football player. So I hope you all read this interview of Lee Burks and follow his journey on Twitter @leeburksjr
1.If you could hang out with any football player past or present for a day who and why?
If I could pick anybody to talk to, it would be Raheem Mostert. He’s a living testament of never giving up to chase his dreams to play at the next level. Seeing things like that gave me the drive to keep grinding.
2.What has been your favorite stadium that you have played in?
I would say Lucas Oil Stadium in high school. It was an amazing facility, grand atmosphere, and a competitive game vs a rival school. It was also the only time I played a game indoors.
3. What is your mindset when you are on the football field?
My mindset is to play with tenacity, finish my opponent every play, and nobody can stop me but myself.
4. Rank focus,footwork and skill based on what is most important to you as a football player and explain why?
1). Focus- focus plays a big role in every category including skill and footwork and requires an immense amount of it from a learning coaching standpoint in order to get the job done. 2). Skill- skill would have to be second for me because having raw talent can carry you a long way. Some people have it and others have to work at it. The technique and footwork can be taught which leads me to my #3. 3). Footwork- footwork is definitely important to me, especially as an offensive lineman and I would tie that to technique. Coaches can always teach technique.
5.What is your favorite workout?
Footwork and flexibility because I want to constantly improve on being more agile and making myself stand out as someone 6’5 and 350 lbs.
6.What has been your biggest challenge in life?
My biggest challenge for me is being the underdog/underrated. I’ve constantly been overlooked as a player in high school and now. My biggest motivation in that is to show people and scouts that I can ball and that I can perform on any level.
7. What do you hope to achieve as a football player going forward?
I strive to be the best player that I can be and look for ways to improve everyday and help contribute to an organization. Complacency isn’t an option for me.
8.What made you decide you wanted to be a football player?
The bond and unity with one another made me choose football more than any sport. I’ve made lifelong friends through the sport. Also football taught me life lessons and gave me tough skin and helped me become the man I am today.
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9. What are your favorite moments from your football life?
One of my favorite and most memorable moments from playing football would be playing against one of our rival schools, Concordia (MI) and being able to dominate them up front as a unit. We were able to block for our running back and get him to 300+ rushing yards.
10.What would a team get in a player like you?
Any organization that gets a hold of me will get a young man who is willing to learn and is ready to do whatever it takes to contribute to the organization from a mental and physical aspect. They’re going to get a player that will be ready for the opportunity when it presents itself. Lastly, they’re going to get a player that competes day in and day out.
11. If your life was a TV show what would you call it and why?
Juicee’s Kitchen because Juicee is my childhood nickname and I have a passion for cooking.
12.What do you do for fun?
I enjoy working out, playing video games, cook new things, and learning about stocks/shares.