Name: Ryan Boehm
School: Fresno State
What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?
My biggest goal going into my final collegiate season was to come into Fresno State and start games at the FBS level. Happy to say that I was able to accomplish that.
Q: How do you think you took advantage of the extra year of eligibility to increase your chances of going pro?
I entered the transfer portal after my 5 years at the FCS level at Cal Poly, and had scholarship offers from a couple FBS schools. Ultimately decided to go and play at Fresno State. I think that played a huge part in helping my chances out for the next level.
Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?
My coaches and teammates would say that I’m a hard worker that doesn’t complain, and is the type of person to always do the right thing even when people aren’t watching.
Q: When you are studying film, what are the things you focus on to improve your game?
Make sure my alignment is correct, next that my eyes are correct, and then my hands. I watch how good of a get off I had, the type of pass rush move I used, how well it did or how I could have done it better. I believe people can learn so much through film study.
Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?
My versatility, football IQ, and willingness to play special teams. Coming into college as a Middle Linebacker, then switching to an Outside Linebacker, then Defensive End, and then ultimately a Defensive Tackle. I have played a lot of positions and defensive schemes that I can play effectively. I have also played special teams every year of college.
Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?
I will be training for my Pro Day down in Carlsbad, CA at Activ8.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
Like I mentioned earlier, I believe my biggest strength is my versatility playing multiple positions throughout my career. In addition, I’ve made a career on having good technique, a high motor, and making tons of tackles on screen passes and sideline to sideline tackles. Off the field, I’m a high character guy who won’t get himself into trouble and would be described as reliable and accountable.
Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL and any other pro leagues?
Take a chance on me, you won’t regret it. All I need is an opportunity. I am eager to keep playing this game and to keep learning how to improve!