Trey Caldwell talks to me about his experience at Louisiana-Monroe and the upcoming NFL draft below.
Trey Caldwell – DB Louisana-Monroe
Rob Batt – Playing at a smaller D1 school like ULM, you don’t get the exposure that many prospects do, tell me a little about yourself to introduce us to Trey Caldwell.
I’m from Richardson,Tx. I’m a very goofer and likeable person that everyone gets along with I was raised by both parents and have a younger brother who is 20yrs old . I love the game of football and have never let my size be an issue when it comes to my play. When I’m out there on the field I feel like nothing can get pass me. I have the biggest heart and I’m always willing to get better each and everyday to perfect my craft.
Rob Batt – What kind of systems or coverage styles are you used to playing?
The system we ran at ULM was a 3-3-5. The coverage styles I’m used to playing is man coverage press and off, cover 2, cover 3, nickel, and hard cover 2.
Rob Batt – What are your strengths?
My strengths are my speed, quickness, and leverage. Knowledge of the game from watching game film I try and use that to an advantage also to be more prepared.
Rob Batt – Tell us about a time a coach taught you something that you used in a game?
My coach taught me how to press bail from a reciever to gain confusion with them and the quarterback. I like to use that a lot after man press coverage to get the reciever unbalanced and the quarterback to think quicker on his feet on what he wants to do.
Rob Batt – Who was the best QB you face and what make them so good?
The best QB I played was Bryce Petty from Baylor. What made him so good was he could look off his 1st and 2nd reads so fast and dump it off to the next WR quick. He was very accurate with the deep ball.
Rob Batt – Trey you are listed at 5’8” 190 lbs.(fix that if wrong), what do you work on to guard against taller WRs? I’m listed as 5’9 186.
I work on everything whether their faster, taller, or have some type of advantage on me. I work on my leverage, spacing and high pointing the ball when it comes to guarding taller WR’s.
Rob Batt – Tell us about the best WR you covered at ULM?
The best WR I covered at ULM was Keyarris Garrett from Tulsa. With his size and speed I definitely could see him being a future Top Reciever in the NFL. He was really good with his feet and hands off the line. Instead being just right corner, the coaches had moved me to field to go wherever he goes. It was Tulsa main target and I held him to his lowest amount of yards he had all year. It was a dog fight the whole game he had a couple slants caught, but I gave him a run for his money.
Rob Batt – What are you doing to prepare for the draft?
I’m working on my ball skills, speed, agility, vertical, everything that can make me a better athlete and cornerback. Also watching teaching tape on my previous games on what I need to work on when it comes to playing man and zone coverage.
Rob Batt – What is your 40 time?
Rob Batt – If given the chance in the NFL, who has helped you realize that dream?
My family and friends help me realize that dream. They’ve always supported me through my journey. Aqib Talib made me realize the dream can come true too because seeing someone from my high school become a big star and have such a huge impact in the league.
Rob Batt – How would you rate your anticipation skills?
I would rate them very high watching film over the past years has made me better at anticipating things.
Rob Batt – You had a lot of tackles at ULM, what do you attest that to?
It attest to being aggressive and flying to the ball. Putting out all my effort whether its tackling or getting interceptions.
Rob Batt – Most DBs in the NFL have to play special teams, how experienced are you at that?
Im very experienced at special teams I returned punts and did kickoff return in highschool and I did kickoff, punt, punt return and kickoff return while playing at ULM.
Rob Batt – What NFL player past or present would you say you are most like?
I would say I’m most like Tyrann Mathieu because we have the same type. The way he throws his body around and make plays I definitely see myself in him as a ball player.
Rob Batt – What sets you apart as a person and a player?
My drive, determination and heart. I take constructive critism and don’t let my size get in the way. I play like im linebacker when it comes to tackling and a reciever when the ball is in the air.
Rob Batt – McAvoy or Stewart? (Deadpool question)
Link to Highlights: https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=oK2Hk9uRI1w