Denzel Chukwukelu: 2020 Pro Prospect Interview
Name: Denzel Chukwukelu
Q: What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?
Goals were to stand out each and every game and I did goals were to get more sacks then I did my junior year and I did by 1 Goals were to be consistent and I was.
Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?
My coaches and teammates would say that I am very dominant, very consistent, they would say that I’m an outgoing person, my coaches would say I come to work everyday ready physically and mentally and my teammates would say that I am a team player.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on to improve your game?
When I watch film studying my opponents as DE/DT I look at there feet to see if they have slow feet. I look at how they come off the ball to determine if they are aggressive or not. I study there hands so I can have a game plan with using my hands against there’s. When I study film I try to see if my Opponent is giving clues to see if it’s going to be a run play or pass play.
Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?
What separates myself from other pro prospects is that I play the game fast. I pick up on plays fast as well, so learning the playbook wouldn’t be an issue. I am a high motor guy and go 100 percent. My ball get off is very powerful and I am very aggressive. I’m the Nigerian nightmare, that’s what’s separates myself.
Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?
Now that I am training for the draft my offseason plan is to work hard everyday in the facility my agent sent me too and get the most out of the work I’m getting. I wake up everyday having the mindset to get better in my training physically and mentally and take advantage of my offseason training as I get ready for the draft. That is my plan.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
The strength and abilities I will bring to a team is dependability, flexibility, adaptability, communication, positivity, and showing enthusiasm.
Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL or any other pro leagues?
My final pitch to the pro league and NFL to would to be Denzel Chukwukelu a DT/DE who is ready to give it all to reach my dream of playing the NFL won’t ever quit or back down from a challenge and always be a fighter and winner no matter how bad life may throw sometimes.