Name: Momodou Mbye
School: Rhode Island
Q: What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?
During my final collegiate season my main goal was to go out and make a difference in our games whether that be a huge tackle, or get turnovers to put us in position to win. One of my other goals was to have more interceptions than my previous seasons.
Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?
My coaches and teammates would say that I am a dedicated player who will find a way to give 100% effort no matter the circumstances.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on to improve your game?
I first look at my performance from the previous game in order to critique my play, technique, and stance. I also use the week of practice to work on any mistakes made from the previous game film, such as bad eyes or poor breaks on the ball. I even look at moments where I start to slow up and increase my speed during the end of practices to mimic “4th quarter” moments. I also make minor tweaks to my technique based on the type of team and players we will be going against in our upcoming game.
Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?
Being a DB, I try to bring my explosiveness and ball hawking skills to the table. Just as a wideout would but on the other side of the ball. My goal isn’t just to break up passes and get picks, but also to be at the nose of the ball on every play.
Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?
My plan is to first network and learn during the off-season. I want to pick brains in order to know how I should feed my body and how I can separate my training based on speed and agility, along with strength training. Doing this will allow me to know how to plan my meals and how to plan my training days along with working with elite trainers who know the ins and outs.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
Being accountable is one key strength that I can bring on and off the field. Whether that may be doing my job on the field or knowing the playbook given by my coaches, accountability leads to success and plays being made on the field by doing your job on every down.
Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL or any other pro leagues?
My final pitch is that my work ethic and determination are unmatched and I will do all I can to bring success to any team.