John Okwoli: 2020 Pro Prospect Interview
Name: John Okwoli
Q: What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?
I wanted to compete day in and day out for every practice and game, from spring ball all the way up until the last game in December of last year. Being consistent and maintaining that level of play is something that I strived to attain.
Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?
I think they would say that I’m a team first guy. I’m unselfish and do whatever needs to be done and whatever Is asked of me.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on to improve your game?
I focus on my effort and my attention to detail on the little things. You can’t teach effort, it has to be something that is engrained in you and drives you, and I think it drives me. The little things are the big things, because when you pay attention to detail on the little things, great things happen.
Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?
Not only do I have the athleticism and speed to play at the next level, I am very coachable and always try to soak up as much information as I can from coaches and veteran players. That should help with the learning curve that comes when first getting to the next level.
Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?
I train 5-6 days a week working on my speed, explosiveness in the weight room, footwork, and hands catching the ball. Staying in playing shape is very key.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
I think My work ethic and athletics will stand out on a team on the field, as well as the effort I will always put forth to get better at my craft. Off the field I plan on representing any team with class and grace, as well as staying away from trouble and being mindful of the decisions that I make.
Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL or any other pro leagues?
I think any NFL team, or any other pro league, that takes a chance on me won’t regret it. My athleticism, my willingness to study and learn, the ability to be coached, and the ability to make plays are the the things that will help me to convince and organization that they made the right choice. All I need is one chance, one opportunity to make an impression and whatever happens, happens but I am going to give everything I have.