Meet Jonte Berry NFL Draft Prospect
He stands at 6’4 weighing in at 320 pounds and can light up a weight room with ease, benching 385 and squatting a whopping 630, but the everyday NFL fan has not heard of him. ‘Him’ is NFL Draft prospect Jonte Berry from little known Northwestern Oklahoma State.
Berry, an offensive lineman for the Rangers, made the switch to guard his senior season after spending the majority of his football career at the tackle position. When I asked him about the switch, he was more than willing because it allowed him to “be more aggressive” attacking defenders from the inside.
Berry’s highlight tape is impressive and he is very capable to continue his football career at the next level. Not only does he have the physical gifts to succeed, but when I asked him why he loves the game of football his response was telling, “Two things…the first one would be the first initial drive going on the field with your adrenaline pumping just ready to put points on the board. Second would be the day after watching the game film of the day before studying what you did wrong, working to get better.”
When a player not only puts in the work in the weight room, but also the film room, you know they are dedicated to becoming the best player they can be. That is how you succeed at the next level and further your career.
Leading up to the draft, Jonte is working with his strength coach Dan Lemke, focusing on speed training and conditioning all while maintaining his playing weight. Berry is a menacing run blocker who does not shy away from contact, so working on the speed part of his game will make him a more all-around player.
NFL teams have shown interest in Jonte Berry, specifically the LA Rams and Carolina Panthers, two franchises who could use help on their offensive front.
Berry will be watching the draft with his brothers/teammates Kervin Brown, Duke Fotham, Stefan Simpson and Shane Collins.
If the NFL does not pan out, Jonte is not opposed to continuing his football career in the CFL or overseas, furthering the proof that he loves the game and just wants to play. Those are the type of late-round draft prospects as a GM, I would look to take a flier on.
Keep an eye out for Berry, who is considered a sleeper now, but with his work ethic and will to succeed, he could be a solid piece on your favorite NFL team. Day one of the NFL Draft kicks off Thursday April 28th.
When his football career ends, Jonte Berry wants to be a successful entrepreneur who gives back to his community. He is a devout Christian who plans to spread God’s teaching through his faith and fellowship.
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