Potential 2nd round steal at tight end Dan Leberfeld

Q)How does your basketball background help you at tight end?

TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins – Washington:  My basketball background definitely helps me out in the fact of going up for jump balls and being able to move my hips in and out of routes. It just translates very well to the tight end position.

Q)What makes you stand out in this tight end class?

Seferian-Jenkins: What I think I do is if you watched me play, I split out and played receiver. I’ve done fullback. I’ve played in-line. I think I have showed I’m very capable of being a playmaker down the seam and run regular routes as a receiver and I’ve shown the capability of being a blocker and I’m an every down guy who can get out there immediately on the field.

Q)What was your experience in a West Coast Offense in college?

Seferian-Jenkins: I played in a pro-style offense with Steve Sarkisian and he obviously coached with the Oakland Raiders and had great success with a lot of different receivers and tight ends during his tenure at a lot of different universities. So I think I have a good grip on pro-style offenses.

Q)How does your game translate to the NFL?

Seferian-Jenkins: My game translates to the NFL because I’m very versatile whatever you need me to do I can do. I’ve played receiver and I’ve run routes, I’ve run in the slot. I’ve played almost every single position receiving the ball at the University of Washington. I still take pride in run blocking and that’s something I can do very well at.

 
Q)What do you say to people who are concerned about your character due to the DUI?

Seferian-Jenkins: It was one incident and you can look through my history. I’m not perfect. Last time I checked no one is perfect. Like I said it was a learning lesson, and I learned it. It was one incident and that doesn’t change who I am and I think people in Seattle and Tacoma know who I am as a person and character and I don’t think I’m a character risk or a character issue at all.