Name: Chad Rex
School: Ohio Northern
Position: WR
Height: 5’11”
Weight: 185

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

Goals that I accomplished in my final collegiate season were that I had more than 1,000 receiving and more receptions than I had the season before. I was also named all conference and all region. The most important thing is to make the playoffs, however we felt short of that. But another important thing was that I felt like I brought my game to the highest level before the season started.

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

If they had to describe me, they would state that I am beyond passionate for the game of football and I am extremely hard working. Narrowing it down to my position coach Adam Moses, he would say that I a smart player, meaning that I can read defenses and adjust to a certain coverage by getting open and putting my quarterback in the best possible position, but at the same time doing what’s best for the team. 

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

I play mostly slot receiver, so when I study film, I mostly look at the outside linebackers and the safeties. Whether the linebackers try to reroute the slots and for the safeties, how they get out of there breaks when I get out of my break. I then scan the whole defense and look for the worst player on the defense and then I’ll let my coach know and also my teammates, so we can possibly game plan around that. 

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

I believe what separates me from other receivers is that football for them is just a sport and something they love to do. However, for me football is a lifestyle and something I was born to do. Players at my position go on vacations and do other things. Right when that last game is played, I start thinking how I can improve my game and how I can be better than the year before. More specifically my route running, I believe I create pretty good separation whether its man coverage or if it’s reading zone coverage and finding the open spot.

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

When I am in Florida, which is on all breaks, I will train with my trainer Larry Ryan and he has NFL experience, so he knows what it takes to get there. However, I am enrolled at Ohio Northern for spring semester, so when I’m not in class, I will be in the weight room and on the field as much as I can.

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 that I can bring to a team is that I can be a great teammate on off the field and also just my overall knowledge for the game and my athletic ability. I know speed is important, but so is quickness and agility and that is what is best about my game. I create separation and I get open. I comprehend plays and any other information very well, and I’m great at communicating and helping others.

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

All I want and need is an opportunity. I’ve done nothing but pray and prepare for something like this. Any team that takes a chance on me will not regret it because the effort, focus, and dedication I will give them will be far beyond average.