Name: Chase Hancock
Q: What goals did you accomplish heading into your final collegiate season?
With the help of my teammates and our fans I was able to leave on a winning season. We fell short of a championship, but our team did amazing things on that field together all year long. I also wanted to be the leading tackler on the team.
Q: What would your coaches say about the type of player you are?
My coaches would say that I’m hardworking and willing to do whatever they need me to do.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on to improve your game?
I focus on tendencies. For example, when the opposing team is on 3rd down, they like to run this play. I look for a staggered stance of the o-line. Those are big dudes and not all of them can block or pull without giving something away. I look at the cadence of QB to time up a blitz or change the play. Who has poor ball security? Is the TE soft when lead blocking? What are their favorite routes? There’s so much information you can use to your advantage.
Q: What separates you from the other players at your position?
No one plays the way that I do. I’m going to always play hard, no matter what the situation may be. I love contact and making plays. I want what’s best for the team.
Q: How will you train and prepare this offseason for the draft or other pro opportunities?
I am attacking each day and improving every aspect of my game.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
I am willing to do whatever it takes to win. I’m not selfish and want what’s best for the team. If I’m able to give my time or uplift someone off the field, I’m happy to.
Q: What is your final pitch or sell to NFL and other pro league scouts?
I was a walk-on and earned a scholarship. To get there I worked jobs to help pay for my books, played football, and maintained good grades. Working hard is all that I know. I understand nothing is given and I make those around me better with my presence.