The 2017 NFL Draft takes place April 27 in Philadelphia and one of those players hoping to get his name called is Stanford wide receiver Michael Rector, who was a human biology major. Rector showed his abilities to NFL personnel at the scouting combine in Indianapolis, you can see where he ranked out of 58 players at his position in the different combine drills from his tweet below.
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Out of 58. <a href=”https://t.co/3IIVN2hFgi”>pic.twitter.com/3IIVN2hFgi</a></p>— Michael (@michaelrector) <a href=”https://twitter.com/michaelrector/status/838901318290853888″>March 6, 2017</a></blockquote>
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But before any of that happened, Pro Player Insiders caught up with Rector during after practice as he was preparing to play in the 2017 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl game.
On adjustments he made transitioning from Kevan Hogan, who now plays for the Cleveland Browns, to Ryan Burns:
Transition had its ups and downs. We both had a lot of work to do, from getting our timing down and a feel for each other. It was difficult at first before but We made it work.
It taught me how to be relentless. Not everything is going to be positive and go your way in football and in life. You just have to work on what you can control.
If he had any regrets about returning for his senior year:
The numbers were down a bit but it comes with the territory. I was able to build a relationship with the younger players.
What he gained from returning:
I learned a new-found work ethic. I was always a hard worker but I came into my 5th year to real make myself the most polished player I can be.
Improving skills to play in NFL:
I’m working on getting into and out of routes. I’m a fast receiver. I think being able to snap routes on and off will be beneficial.
Relationship with former Stanford teammate Remound Wright:
I’m a little more reserved. I spoke to him this week and he told me just to have fun.
If the NFL doesn’t work out for me, I’m going to take the MCAT (Medical College Admission Test) and apply to medical school and study to become a cardiovascular surgeon.
Life lessons learned from college:
At Stanford, they teach you how to be a great person beyond football; just be a man and take care of your family.
Lasting Impression to leave on this world:
I just wanna be known as a kind-hearted human being.
To get an idea of where his NFL future might be, read this.
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