Josh Petruccelili: 2022 Pro Prospect Interview
Name: Josh Petruccelili
School: University of Mount Union
What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?
Some goals I set in my final season was to be an all-conference selection, and I achieved that earning 1st team honors for the 3rd time in my career.
Q: How do you think you took advantage of the extra year of eligibility to increase your chances of going pro?
I worked harder on my craft, averaging 6+ yards per carry this year, and becoming a better blocked in the pass game.
Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?
Some of my coaches have said I’m a player that can be challenged and over come those challenges. They would say I’m coachable, someone who puts the team goals first before individual goals, and someone who can lead by example.
Q: When you are studying film, what are the things you focus on to improve your game?
I focus on pretty much everything in film from the defensive scheme to the coverage they’re in, this helps me know who I could potentially be blocking in the pass game and knowing coverages helps me know if I will be open on a check down.
Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?
I believe I can do it all at RB, I can catch, run and block fairly well.
Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?
I plan on training nearby at home, unless an agent reaches out and gets me into a good training facility.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
On the field I’ll be able to do anything a team needs me to do, I can play special teams and willing to help in any aspect. Off the field I believe I’m good at watching film and noticing tendencies that defense’s do and pointing them out, so as an offense we can exploit those tendencies to our favor.
Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL and any other pro leagues?
If I get a chance with any team, you can guarantee I’ll come in ready to work and help the team in any way I can.