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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Barry Wesley, OL, Colorado State University

Barry Wesley the massive offensive lineman from Colorado State University recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds writer Justin Berendzen
  • Name: Barry Wesley
  • Position: OL
  • College: Colorado State University
  • Height: 6’7″
  • Weight: 314 lbs
  • Twitter: @barry_jwesley
  • Instagram: @barry_jwesley

If you could hang out with any football player past or present for a day who and why?

  • John Elway and Tom Brady, they understand the game of football and they understand that it’s like a game of chess and can make their own adjustments.

How are you planning to prepare for the draft?
  • I’m training down at X3 performance in Fort Myers, Florida training with Jordan Luallen, Eugene Chung and Marques Sullivan.

If there was a billboard with 5 of your traits on it which 5 traits would be up there?

  • Work ethic, consistency, discipline, versatility and concentrated aggression.

What sets you apart from other offensive linemen?

  • My versatility being able to play 4 of 5 offensive line positions and practicing center. So not alot of guys know how to play everywhere it just gives me a competitive advantage being able to bounce back and forth.

What do you think are the keys to success on the football field?

  • Consistency and discipline, football is a game of inches and you can make the most success out of small details and that means being consistent all game and being disciplined all game even if you are tired.

What made you decide you wanted to be a football player?

  • I just grew up next to a sports complex and my mom said if I wanted to play and I said yes and it kinda stuck.

What type of energy do you bring onto the football field?

  • Focused and attention to detail, I like to have fun but I’m always focused and supportive always pushing my teammates to start chipping away.

What should we know about Barry Wesley the person?

  • I may seem intimidating but I’m a very nice guy, calm and collected and generally like meeting new people.

What are your favorite moments from your football life?

  • Rocky Mountain showdown my freshman year against the University of Colorado-Boulder at Empower Field at Mile High where the Denver Broncos play for the Centennial Cup. And 2020 the covid year against Wyoming which there was no fans but it was a huge rivalry game and played for the Bronze Boot trophy.

What would a team get in a player like you?

  • Definitely get a versatile player that plays with concentrated aggression, looking to help the team first and always looking to improve.

How do you handle challenges both in life and on the football field?

  • The best way to handle challenges is to communicate it with people and sometimes a plan doesn’t work but you just always have to keep communicating and be patient.

What do you love about the game of football?

  • I think the grind during offseason workouts and you can grow in certain opportunities. And not everyone can handle the grind but it’s something that I handle well.

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