Roy Roundtree was probably one of the most exciting wide receivers to watch at the University of Michigan. Roundtree shows great foot work on the sidelines, understands the game, and has great hands. He is one of my favorite wide receivers in this draft class, because of the intensity he brings to the game. Roundtree made the top ten highlights earlier this year, with a spectacular catch on the sidelines at the Raycom All Star game which should have been number 1 in my opinion. In his career at Michigan Roundtree amassed 154 receptions for 2304 yards, including 15 touchdowns. This kid has talent, and some NFL team will end up falling in love with this Wolverine.
How many teams were recruiting you coming out of high school and how did you make your decision?
I was recruited by a couple of Big Ten and MAC schools coming out of high school.
Has it always been your dream to be an NFL football player?
I would say since I was younger. My dad always watched it so I just joined right in. I always thought it would be fun to play at that level.
Who was your favorite NFL team growing up, and did you have a player you rooted for?
I liked players. Randy Moss was my favorite.
At your position, how do you break down film, please inform our readers what you look for when breaking down film?
When I’m breaking down film I usually try to find out what the secondary is doing during pre-snap read. I feel they are the ones that show what is about to happen. I also notice how the DBs are standing from press coverage to off coverage. That also can give hints. I also read defenses on the go.
What is the best accolade/award you have ever received from playing football?
The best accolade I would say is finishing up college and receiving my Michigan “M” Ring that all the great Michigan Football players get when finishing up their last season at Michigan. I also felt honored to leave Michigan with the Single Game Receiving record with 246 and 2 tds.
Now that your college football eligibility is up what’s your next move?
As of now I am training down in Davie, Florida getting ready for Pro Day.
When did you really feel you had a good chance of making your dream come true?
I always wanted to play in the NFL. I knew I could if I put in the work and make sure I perform well for my team. The NFL is a goal every football player sets.
What is your favorite food?
My favorite food would have to be chicken and any pasta. I love pasta.
Do you have any pre game rituals?
I turn my music off and pray. After I get a good prayer in I listen to my R&B jams and some Rap.
What would you tell NFL teams that are weary of takinga late round flyer on you?
The best thing I would tell them is that you are getting a great focused football player that love the game and is willing to learn from veterans, so that I can be the best wide receiver in the NFL.
Have you been invited to any all star games?
I played in the First Raycom Classic All Star game down in Montgomery, Alabama.
If you could compare your play to someone in the NFL, who would it be?
I like the way Steve Breaston plays. I have watched him since Michigan. He’s someone I try to learn as much from. Steve is a playmaker.
What is the most tragic event in your life that has happened and how did you bounce back?
I would say after my grandmother passed away when I was graduating high school. I told her I was gone buy her a house. Still to this day I use that as motivation because she’s not here right now but she’s looking down on me. I had to use that to stay focus.
Who has had your back through the good and the bad as you’ve moved on balancing life as a student athlete?
My parents Sheila and Willie Roundtree really showed my brothers and I how to set goals, so you can reach them. They did a great job with that.
What’s your plan if you go undrafted?
If I go undrafted I will still work like I did get drafted. If you can play football it doesn’t matter what round you go in. It’s how bad you love the game and is willing to go to war everyday on Sundays.
Everyone asks this question but I’m curious to know what will you buy first with your first NFL pay check?
The first thing is to make sure I have caught up on all my bills. After that maybe hook up my car that I have. One day I will be able to buy what I want when I save up enough.
Finish this sentence for me, Come July 2013 I will be_ In training camp working for a spot on that roster.