Zane Beadles Interview
By: Scott Porter
February 11, 2010
Scott Porter: What are your biggest strengths?
Zane Beadles: Intelligence, a will to be the best, dependability and a mean streak.

Scott Porter: What player in the NFL reminds you of yourself the most?
Zane Beadles: Jordan Gross. He's a 6-4, 305-pound offensive tackle from Utah. He's a technician and that's the way I try to play the game.

Scott Porter: What will be the biggest transition from the college to the pro level?
Zane Beadles: The speed of the game. Adjusting to that and getting experience with that level of speed until the game slows down for me.

Scott Porter: What will you miss most about college football?
Zane Beadles: Hanging out with my friends in the locker room and the relationships that I've built over time.

Scott Porter: What is the toughest part about playing your position?
Zane Beadles: Perfecting my technique in order to be consistent at all times.

Scott Porter: What hobbies do you have off the field?
Zane Beadles: Spending time with my family and close friends.

Scott Porter: What will you be doing from now til the NFL draft to prepare yourself?
Zane Beadles: I've been in Orange County training hard since the first part of January. I intend to continue training up until mini camp.

Scott Porter: Did you have a favorite player and team as a kid?
Zane Beadles: My favorite team was the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, for no particular reason.

Scott Porter: What was the Senior Bowl experience like for you?
Zane Beadles: It was a great experience to play against the best competition in the country and be able to show my versatility as an offensive lineman.

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