Green Bay Packers 2016 Draft: Interview with Auburn running back Peyton Barber
Q: Have you had any official visits with those teams?
A: I’ve been on four or five visits. I think even more than that actually. I’ve met with the Falcons, Panthers. I’ve been to Denver. There are a couple of more teams, but I just can’t remember right now.
Q: What are those visits like when you meet with these teams at their facilities?
A: With me, since the story came out that I was dyslexic and had ADHD, they put me up on the board and they had me memorize the offense pretty much with some of the protections and some of the plays they use. Then I gave them some of the plays I ran and explained in a very detailed manner what I do, what the quarterback does and what the line does on those plays. Then they showed me around the facilities and everything. I talked to some of the coaches. I talked to the strength coach sometimes.
Q: What do you think is the most underrated part of your game? Something that not enough people are talking about.
A: My hands. I have great hands, even though at the combine, I dropped two balls. But that’s something that never really happens. But at the same time, you can’t allow that to affect you. Then it’s just my will and my know-how in knowing where the first down is and not to go down easy. I also have a lot of heart.
Q: Do you get a chance to watch the Packers at all during the regular season?
A: I watch the Packers a little bit. To be honest, I watch football, but any time I have to get away from it, I kind of do to refresh myself. But, I mean, I watch the Packers on and off. I like Eddie Lacy, Aaron Rodgers, Randall Cobb and all of them.
Q: What do you think about Eddie Lacy? Do you see any similarities you share with him and is he someone you study?
A: Yeah, I study Eddie Lacy a little bit with his spin move and everything. I like the way he’s able to break tackles and he’s also very deceptively fast. A lot of people don’t understand that. He breaks a lot of big runs.
Q: Confidence is something that has enabled another former Auburn Tiger in Cam Newton to become a star. What trait has allowed you to make it this far? What is the secret sauce?
A: My secret sauce has been my faith. It’s just about having faith in God and just trusting in him. There’s nothing too big for God. There’s nothing too big for him to handle, so that’s pretty much who I trust in. I know he’s never going to make any mistakes. Whatever he puts me through, I can handle.
Q: Looking back at your days in the SEC, what would you say are one or two standout games?
A: There are a couple of games…the Louisville game and the Mississippi State game. I don’t think a lot of people got to see this game, but the Kentucky game…even though Kentucky didn’t have the best record, that was a very hard game for us. I feel like I did pretty well in that game.
Q: How was your relationship with your head coach Gus Malzahn?
A: He taught me a lot of things. He helped me learn defenses and different schemes.
Q: What are your expectations now with the draft only two days away? What are forecasting?
A: I think the sky’s the limit for me, you know. To be honest, if you ask me where I’m going to go, I couldn’t tell you. I would love to go in the first round, but I would be proud of being taken in the third round.
Q: So you’re confident that you will drafted?
A: Yeah, definitely.
Q: What do you like to do away from the football field?
A: Watch movies and just relax.
Q: What is your favorite movie of all time?
Q: Who is your favorite actor or actress?
A: The actor in Seabiscuit, Tobey Maguire and the horse.
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Q: Who are your favorite atheletes?
A: Stephen Curry and Tim Tebow.