One of the stars on day one of the Senior Bowl was Texas-El Paso guard Will Hernandez. He had an excellent practice to get his week started in an impressive fashion.
Walter Football's Senior Draft Analyst Charlie Campbell and Senior Bowl Reporter Andrew Scavelli spoke with Hernandez on Tuesday.
What do you want to prove this week?
"I want to prove that I can play against the best competition."
What have teams talked with you about in terms of getting ready for the next level?
"Some of the things they talked to me about were having the mental part of the game ready and having the ability to learn quickly, not just the speed [of the game] and a new playbook."
Who were some of the best players you went against in your college career?
"In my rookie season, we played against Oklahoma, and I thought number 90 [Neville Gallimore] and 92 [Matthew Romar] were both great players in the interior. I was going up against them the most, and I would say they are great players that gave me some trouble and gave me a good fight."
What are your goals for the week and what are you focused on?
"I'm just focused on showing everybody that I'm able to perform and able to perform at a high level coming from a Conference USA school."