Name: Brodrick Mclean
School: University of God’s Chosen/UNC-Pembroke
Position: MLB
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 250

Q: What goals did you accomplish heading into your final collegiate season?

I wanted to be a better and more impactful athlete as well as team leader than the past season. Being a senior and leader of the defense, I felt I personally owed it my coaches and teammates to engage this season beyond the imaginable. Even though it was cut short, we as a team put it all on the field regardless of our low numbers and I was able to score our only defensive touchdown this season which was from a fumble recovery for 54 yards. Also, my talents and film from this year coined me a spot on the FAFISS Senior Bowl event in which I was granted the opportunity to play in two games.

Q: What would your coaches say about the type of player you are?

Very coachable, well mannered, emotionally driven for the game of football. I have a close relationship with my Defensive Coordinator/ Position Coach, he was very hard on me expecting nothing less of excellence. He saw me as more than a player, a stand out scholar as well as growing young man. We don’t always see eye to eye, but I can depend on him as he can on and me, always telling of what I can improve on, as well as my positives.

Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on to improve your game?

Awareness, being aware of the opponents impact players, playbooks, emergency plans, go to plays, rotated athletes of whom which play in multiple areas, all that. I want to know as much about my opponent’s players, as much as the FDA knows about nutritional facts on consumables. Being realistic, I know I will not always be the most athletic, agile, fastest, or skilled player on the field, but I can definitely compete to be the smartest and perfect in the mental portion of the game.

Q: What separates you from the other players at your position?

I have a why, I have a purpose, I’m playing more than just the pigskin, financial potential, and a mark that will endure forever. I promised my grandmother I was going to play Pro football and she passed a year before my first year of football and was buried a 1/4 mile from my high school stadium. That drives me to this day to make it, despite being shorter and all other odds thrown against me, being whatever challenge god puts in my path down the road. I know how it feels to lose the opportunity to be an elite student athlete and allowing your character to demolish your blessing. I was given a second chance and the only thing between me and success is an excuse in my mindset.

Q: How will you train and prepare this offseason for the draft or other pro opportunities?

I’m on old school type of athlete, I love the traditional style of lifting and getting in shape. Plenty of free weight exercises, conditioning regardless the weather outside unless it becomes unbearable, suitable diet to stay nutritious, but not losing my size, and proper rest and body catering. This is an opportunity of a lifetime and I want to be as close to my peak as possible.

Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?

IQ, I read and pick up on things rapidly whenever I am on the field. I play with a lot of emotion, highly aggressive linebacker, also one who communicates, and wants to hear what I need to fix or what my teammates see that I don’t. Communication, strength (physical and mental), high motor, and will go play-to-play regardless of the score on the scoreboard. Also, one that does not mind having a low stat sheet if that means me playing my assignment and us coming out victorious.

Q: What is your final pitch or sell to NFL and other pro league scouts?

Whoever picks me just know you are getting a self determined, coachable, and positive young man that is willing to commit beyond measures to win and establish in history in your organization. I will do whatever it takes to not make the chemistry more adhesive on both sides of the ball, but I want to earn the trust and respect of every individual in the organization from the towel boy to the chairman. I’m going to bring more than just a tremendous athlete, I am a living testimony of not giving up on your dreams, how dreams come true when you have scholar character attributes and undeniable persistence.