by Clint Clearwater
NFL Draft Director and Senior Writer
April 3, 2012
McNutt: 6’2 ½ 216 4.42 unofficial; 4.48 and 4.54 official at the combine
TFE: Describe your game in three words or less.
McNutt: Playmaker, intelligent, big bodied
TFE: What do you feel is your greatest strength as a football player and what area do you feel you need to improve in?
McNutt: My greatest strength is that I know how to use my body well and I catch the ball with my hands. An area where I want to improve in is getting out of my cuts better.
TFE: Who is one of the best players you have faced during your college football career?
McNutt: Shaun Prater, CB, Iowa
TFE: Did you have a favorite pro team growing up?
McNutt: The Rams
TFE: How instrumental was your coaches at Iowa in your progression as a football player?
McNutt: They did everything to help me be better, I am very grateful.
TFE: What have former college teammates now in the NFL told you about preparing for the league?
McNutt: Adrian Clayborn (DE Tampa Bay) told me keep working, it’s a business and to keep doing what I do.
TFE: What was the most important thing you feel like you learned from your experience at the Senior Bowl?
McNutt: I can play with the best in the country. The coaching was similar to the coaching at Iowa.
TFE: What was your favorite part of the combine?
McNutt: Competing; showing what I have.
TFE: How was the experience at the combine compared to what you expected it to be like?
McNutt: A little different; there were more meetings and medical appointments than I thought.
TFE: Do you have any goals in mind when it comes to the NFL Draft?
McNutt: Just want my name to be called on that day.
TFE: How have you been preparing for the draft?
McNutt: Arizona API and Iowa City training with Chris Doyle.
TFE: What is the one thing you will most miss at college?
McNutt: Putting on the Iowa jersey; being with all those guys.
TFE: When you get your first professional paycheck what is the first thing you will buy?
McNutt: I don’t know yet.
TFE: Any pregame rituals? Food? Music?
McNutt: No, nothing really.
TFE: Do you read mock drafts or listen to what draft experts have to say?
McNutt: I do it but I try not to. Try to have it go in one ear and out the other.
TFE: Thanks for taking the time to answer some questions and good luck!
McNutt: Thanks! Not a problem