Michael Badejo: 2022 Pro Prospect Interview
Name: Michael Badejo
School: Texas Southern University
What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?
Main goal was to become an All-Conference guy. I succeeded in being a team player. Being able to play multiple positions no matter how uncomfortable it was.
Q: How do you think you took advantage of the extra year of eligibility to increase your chances of going pro?
I’m never satisfied but the way I played gave me a Pre-Season All Conference award and also finished with being an All Conference guy that season. Should show to the next level guys that I take advantage of every opportunity I get. We only played 2 games that season as well.
Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?
That I’m a true leader, I love going out my way to help everyone out, I bring plenty of energy to the table, and that I’ll leave everything I got out there on the field.
Q: When you are studying film, what are the things you focus on to improve your game?
My hand placement, get off, and the way my opponent operates.
Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?
My vision, hard work, dedication, and being versatile.
Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?
First for most I took a break from football and lifting to relax my body from the long season I had. I’m currently easing my way back into the game and making sure that recovery is big for me.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
Always being a leader while nobody is looking, doing the right thing, and always having a helping hand no matter who the person is and what their circumstance is.
Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL and any other pro leagues?
Football is my escape and truly all I have other than my degree. I love the game so much, I just want a chance to show the world that I got it. The NFL will be getting a young man that loves putting others before himself. The NFL will truly get a young man that will put everything he loves on the line just to make sure he secures a spot on a team.