Chinedu Oparaku: 2018 Draft Prospect Interview
Name: Chinedu Oparaku
School: Fairmont State University
Position: Defensive End/Pass Rush OLB
Q: What were some of your goals heading into your final collegiate season?
I wanted my team to win the Conference and National Championship. Personally, I wanted to gain the attention of scouts.
Q: If you could describe your style of play in 3 words, what would they be?
Fast, Aggressive, Finesse.
Q: How will you train and prepare this offseason for the draft or other pro opportunities?
Taking care of my body, eating more fruits and vegetables. Also, take no days off in the weight room and the field.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on or look for?
I always look how light the Offensive Tackle is on his feet and hands. I look at if he lunges or how far he does his kick step. It’s all about perfect timing.
Q: What separates you from the other players at your position?
I believe I have one of the fastest get offs and I combine that with power and elusiveness.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
Good character and leadership, always making sure my teammates are being held accountable on and off the field.
Q: What is your final pitch or sell to NFL and other pro league scouts?
With me, you’re getting an honest, passionate athlete who plays every snap with relentless effort. I want to be the difference maker on whichever team I go to. Signing me will be the start of a new era, along with the help of my teammates.