Q&A: Mike Neal, Purdue

Do you feel pretty good about your position coming into the draft?

Yeah, I think I feel pretty good and that I’ve proved myself, but I think the entire process takes twists and turns because they dig into every little thing about you, like your character, how well you can learn, can you adapt…there’s just so many different things and you never know where you’re going to go.

So you don’t know which teams may be interested in you approaching draft day?

No, you really have no clue. You can watch the draft every year and people you expect to go somewhere go to another team, so you really don’t know until they call you.

So what’s it like being a student-athlete? Have you finished up your classes?

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