Name: Ryan Allison
School: Concordia University of Chicago
Position: Wide Receiver/Return Specialist
Q: What were some of your goals heading into your final collegiate season?
Some of my goals heading into this year were to be the leading receiver in the conference, be first team All-Conference as a Wide Receiver and Return Specialist, and win the conference championship. I achieved my individual goals, but unfortunately our team fell a little short.
Q: If you could describe your style of play in 3 words, what would they be?
Electric, Versatile, and Relentless.
Q: How will you train and prepare this offseason for the draft or other pro opportunities?
I will attack this off season getting ready for combines and doing what I need to do to get my body in the best physical shape I’ve ever been in. I can’t tell all the secrets, but just know I’m going to be ready.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on or look for?
I look at the secondary’s tendencies in regards to the coverages they are going to play for different formations. I also look at the Safety’s because they are going to give away the coverage when the ball is snapped.
Q: What separates you from the other players at your position?
What separates me is my football IQ, route running, and the way I can read defenses. I know what routes work where and the most effective way to run them. I am also very versatile and can play every Wide Receiver position, as well as punt and kick return.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
The strengths I will bring off the field, is a leader that is always trying to learn the game and get better each and everyday with my teammates. On the Field, I will bring my blue collar mentality everyday and attack every single day like it’s game day. I’ve learned to go by practice and games one rep at a time, win or lose, and I will continue to do that.
Q: What is your final pitch or sell to NFL and other pro league scouts?
Coming from a Division 3 school that isn’t well known, I may be slept on. No matter what situation I am put in, I will compete and showcase my talent each and every chance I get. I will do what you ask for and then more to get the job done. I come with a relentless attitude and heart over height mentality.