Overview: Braylyn Cook is a junior who plays cornerback for Morehead State University. He is currently 6th in the FCS in passes defended with 17. He also led his conference with 14 pass break-ups and 3 interceptions.
I had the pleasure of interviewing Braylyn, during which time he told me more about his background, his personality and his overall love for football.
C: For the people who do not know your story, how did you wind up choosing Morehead State University?
BC: They called me one day and I talked to the coaches. One of my best friends from middle school attended the school already so I was familiar with the program. I went up on a visit and I liked everything and it felt like the right place for me.
C: How do you plan on making yourself stand out and noticed by NFL scouts?
BC: Making plays on the ball when it is in the air or thrown in my direction. Always being around the ball. Playing with swagger. And most importantly, letting my film and stats speak for itself.
C: What would you say are your strengths and weaknesses?
BC: My strengths are my ball skills, competitiveness, and instincts. My weakness I would say is my weight. I am only 183 pounds right now.
C: What separates you from the other players at your position?
BC: My intelligence for what routes are going to come in certain situations and from where the receiver is lined up. And my ball skills, because I am always going to find the ball.
C: Which current or former NFL player do you think you resemble and why?
BC: Chris Harris. He is a man to man corner who can also play zone. He moves around to nickel and all over the field and does a great job covering the opposing teams best receiver. That’s what I do very well.
C: When did you first fall in love with playing football?
BC: When I was 4 years old.
C: Who is the toughest player you’ve ever faced in your college career?
BC: Reggie Bell. Receiver who played at the University of San Diego and was picked up by the New Orleans Saints.
C: How do you prepare for game day? Do you have any game day rituals?
BC: Listening to music and getting my mind mentally prepared.
C: What is the most inspirational or powerful thing a coach has ever said to you in your college career?
BC: Coach telling me I had what it took to make it all the way and that he was going to push me and get it all out of me.
C: What should people reading this interview know about you?
BC: I’m a competitor and I am very humble. But I am the best at what I do. I am a winner.
Locker Room Update would like to thank Braylyn Cook for taking the time to speak with us. We wish him the best of luck as he continues his journey as a professional football player.
Follow him on Twitter: @BCook_5