Syracuse OT Justin Pugh was a 3-Time Big East selection and a highly touted NFL prospect seemingly since he stepped on the Carrier Dome turf. He helped the Orange collect 2 improbable bowl game wins during his career, and protected the blind-side of fellow NFL prospect QB Ryan Nassib. This week, ESPN NFL Draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. slated Justin as a 2nd round pick. The sky is the limit…much has yet to be determined at this point but in the following interview he made it very clear that he is a guy living out his dream, and he intends on being off the board by pick 33 in April.
Shaun DePasquale: Thank you for taking the time to speak with me during this hectic pre-draft experience. Where are you currently training for the NFL Draft?
Justin Pugh: No problem. I’m training in Atlanta, GA at CES (Competitive Edge Sports) with Chip Smith. Working hard everyday ..focusing on explosiveness.
SD: What went into the decision to forego your senior year at Syracuse and enter the NFL Draft?
JP: I w...