Matt Cella: 2020 Pro Prospect Interview

Name: Matt Cella
School: Kutztown
Position: OL
Height: 6’3″
Weight: 290

Q: What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?

The main goal was to win a PSAC Championship, we fell just short of reaching that goal. The next goal was to make the NCAA playoffs and compete for a national title. We completed that goal but unfortunately lost in the second round. Individually, I wanted to improve and better myself everyday.

Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?

My Coaches and Teammates would say I am a dedicated player who gives it his all on and off the field for the team. They would also say that I am a hard worker and have a good IQ for the game.

Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on to improve your game?

I look at the defensive scheme, tendencies, pre- snap alignments, and personnel. When watching film on myself I always critique my technique. I also look at what I could have called better or saw better to help the unit out.

Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?

What separates me from other prospects is my ability to pull, and play in open space from the center position. Id also say what separates me from other prospects is my versatility and durability. I played guard for two years and center for two years without missing a single snap.

Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?

I plan to follow a program given to me by our strength and conditioning coach at Kutztown. I plan on getting stronger and more explosive to better myself for professional opportunities.

Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?

My work ethic both on the field and in the film room. I think I prepare myself very well and look to improve myself everyday as a person and player.

Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL or any other pro leagues?

I will take full advantage of any opportunity given to me to continue playing the game I love.