Originally written on Gridiron Grit  |  Last updated 10/21/14
Oregon State DT and 2013 NFL Draft prospect Castro Masaniai says he’s a “grinder” who likes to get his hands dirty.  He discusses his past arrest, the “nerve-racking” draft process and much more in this exclusive interview. Photo Credit: BeaverFootball.com/Stelling Gartman: What is the best way to describe your emotions heading into the 2013 NFL Draft? Masaniai: “This whole process is kind of stressful.  You’re basically waiting and everything’s riding on workouts and how you did during pro day.  There’s not much you can do right now just a matter of waiting and that is kind of nerve-racking.  Just hope for the best and continue to work out and improve as much as possible.” Gartman: How would you describe yourself as a player? Masaniai: I’m a grinder.  Back at Oregon State, we kind of ran like a little gadget style defense and what I kind of like doing is  being able to take up box as much as I can, which frees up someone else.  I don’t shy away from all this dirty work.  I l
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