We met up with Mountaineer running back Wendell Smallwood the day after his impressive day at the NFL Combine to ask him a few questions about his time at WVU and his experience at the combine.
Smallwood, while at WVU, finished his career off with 2,462 yards on 422 attempts and 12 touchdowns. He has many memories while at WVU, but one stood out to him the most was the Baylor game.
“Beating Baylor, number four team in the country, and then singing country roads after the game,” said Smallwood, who chose to forgo his senior season and enter the 2016 NFL Draft
“Leaving WVU was the hardest choice I had to make,” Smallwood said, “but ended up being the best for me to leave, so that’s what I did.”
At the NFL Combine this past weekend, Smallwood had a standout performance showing his speed and agility. While there, he had his first NFL job interview.
“I met with a lot of teams, not gonna really say who I met with, but I met with almost all the teams.”
One thing that comes up during these player interviews are the occasional off-the-wall questions asked to prospects. Smallwood experienced this first-hand.
“I had a couple of weird ones [questions], one coach asked me what would I do if he beat me in a madden game, I said we would play again,” says Smallwood. “They ask a bunch of questions just to get to you, to see how you react but I think I handled myself pretty well during the interviews.”
As for what team Smallwood would like to play for he says that his favorite team growing up was Philadelphia.
“My favorite team growing up was the Eagles, it would be a dream to play at the Eagles stadium that would be a good place to go.”
If you would like to keep up with Wendell on his journey to the NFL Draft, follow him on Twitter @WeetWithThe_WAM.
It will not be long until we are watching him and all of our other Mountaineers playing on Sunday afternoon’s.