Name: Ryan Boehm
School: Cal Poly
Q: In your final collegiate season, what goals did you accomplish this fall or set for this upcoming spring?
With a shortened spring season coming up with only 6 games, my most important goal is to win conference, followed up by my individual goals of having at least 6 sacks and 30 tackles.
Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?
I think my coaches and teammates would vouch that I am a hardworking and smart player. A lot of extra work that doesn’t get noticed, whether that’s an extra lift, an extra workout, or an extra hour of film. Being mentally and physically prepared to always be ready to play.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on to improve your game?
I think there’s always room for improvement. I think one should always be trying to make their game better. This year my main priority has been pass rush. My coaches and teammates know how effective I can be on pass rush, but our 3-4 front last year didn’t give me the best opportunities. With a 4-3 this year, I’m looking to make stuff happen!
Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?
I’m willing to do all the dirty work. No ego here. I guarantee that I will put more hours into film and the playbook than anyone else. I’m going to always be running to the ball, making tackles down the field that no other defensive linemen would be making.
Q: What is your plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities, especially with the virus limiting pro days/training facilities/etc?
I’m not too sure at the moment, I’m just trusting the process. Right now, I’m just working out with private trainers that will continue to help me get closer to my goal.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
I lead by example. Like I mentioned prior, but I truly emphasize how important the mental aspect of the game is. Knowing what everyone is doing on your side of the ball on a given play, allows the coaches to have some flexibility of where I can be moved around to. I believe I am a very versatile player in that aspect. Being able to play with either my hand in the ground or standing up. That in combination with a non-stop motor and making plays down the field, I’m willing to do the extra.
Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL/CFL or any other professional leagues?
Just give me a chance, all I want is my foot in the door and to be able to continue learning and improving my game. I’m nowhere near where I want to be, and I am eager to get after it and put in all the hard work that is necessary!