Ikem Okeke: 2020 Pro Prospect Interview
Name: Ikem Okeke
Q: What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?
I had a goal of winning the Mountain West Championship and unfortunately we fell short of that goal. We made it to the championship game for the first time in school history since we joined the conference so I believe that gives the team a standard to reach for.
Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?
I believe my coaches and teammates would say that I’m a fearless player who will do whatever I feel is right to try to make a play.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on to improve your game?
When I’m studying film, I try to find the weaknesses and flaws that continually pop up on film, whether they be my own or the other team. I try to identify them to know what I have to work on and what clues the other team may be able to give me in a game.
Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?
The combination of my athleticism and intelligence separate me from other pro prospects. I am a sponge for knowledge and can physically match any movements made on a football field. If I don’t know how to do something, it won’t take long for me to do it and start doing it well.
Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?
I’ve been training with multiple ex-NFL players and speed trainers to ensure I perform at a high level. I am taking as much information from some of the most credible sources I can find.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
I bring a championship mindset that will force those around to elevate their level of play. I love to compete and dedicate myself to improving my team any way I can.
Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL or any other pro leagues?
If a team takes a chance on me, I will positively impact the team wherever they put me on the field. Growing up, I have played almost every skill position on the field and have always helped my team win games. I have the intelligence to learn any scheme and will work to build a Super Bowl team out of whatever organization gives me a chance.