Rodell Rahmaan III: 2022 Pro Prospect Interview
Name: Rodell Rahmaan III
School: Tennessee State University
What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?
The biggest goal I had set for myself this year was to contribute to the team as much as possible and set a standard for TSU football. In my final year, I wanted to fulfill a leadership role, and leading by example is the best way I could, being a grad transfer.
Q: How do you think you took advantage of the extra year of eligibility to increase your chances of going pro?
With my last year of eligibility, finding a new home with coaches who allowed me to showcase what I can do on the field. My efforts on the field allowed me to build relationships not only within our football team but through everyone we played this year.
Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?
One thing that my teammates and coaches would say about me is that I have a good work ethic. I’m willing to take any reps at any position on the field during practice, as long as it helps me and my teammates become better.
Q: When you are studying film, what are the things you focus on to improve your game?
When studying film, I focus the most on the tendencies of the defenses. Knowing what your opponent is good at and knowing where their weaknesses give you an advantage on game day.
Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?
What separates me from other pro prospects at my position is my versatility. I’m able to play any position on the field, on either side of the ball effectively. My size, strength, and speed allow me to be placed anywhere on all 4 phases of special teams.
Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?
My offseason plans are to take advantage of all the opportunities I’m presented with. I’m confident in the training I will be doing at home, and wherever else I decide to train.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
My biggest strength and abilities that I could bring to a team is attention to detail and my work ethic. I transferred from a division 2 school where I had a full-ride scholarship to Walk-on to a division 1 school. This transition created an environment where I had to work twice as hard on and off the field. I learned to not take a rep for granted because I was never guaranteed anything during my 3 years as a Walk-on.
Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL and any other pro leagues?
My final pitch is that I’m willing to come into work every day ready to give 100% effort every play to make me and my teammates better. I’m willing to do anything to make the team better and put ourselves in the best position to win, NO MATTER WHAT!
A product of my environment🐅🔥#FreeBigRock 🦍 pic.twitter.com/WG2XuyOpF6— 🐐 (@RahmaanKR) December 11, 2021