Name: Chinedu Ogbonna
School: Southeastern Louisiana/Umass
Position: LB

Height: 6’3”
Weight: 235

What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?

To better my game, learn from previous years and put everything together. Also be a better teammate on and off the field.

Q: How do you think you took advantage of the extra year of eligibility to increase your chances of going pro?

I feel like that extra year helped a lot of people but in terms of me, it helped me understand the game inside and out. When it comes to coverages, formations and understanding what offense do in certain personal. Also it gave me a chance to put more film out such as special teams and the versatility I can bring to a defense.

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

Hard worker, student of the game, a great player to have in the locker room, people gravitate towards me and look to me as a leader. Great person to be around and definitely have a great personality.

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

Usually when I watch film I try to look for sudden tendencies such as where certain player lines up what they like to do in a certain formation, routes out of certain formations and run plays. What they on 1st-3rd down, how can down and distance change what they do and what coverages we can use to stop certain plays.

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

Definitely my versatility, a player who can play on both the line and off the edge, can play in the box and is a three down linebacker. Also a guy who takes special teams seriously and wants to be on special teams

Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?

Right now im in Georgia working on my flexibility and speed, things that I know that will help my game tremendously.

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

Off the field I stay out of trouble, no off the field incident, love to help people out and on the field i love the game off football. Always critiquing myself wanted to learn more and constantly asking question to help better myself.

Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL and any other pro leagues?

I am a player that the organization will love and will fit in great with the teammates, I connect with almost every background and a joy to be around. I probably don’t have that high of a draft grade but I definitely am a hard worker and the definition of a team player. Always doing whats best for the team if thats switching a position for a game or even a season to help better the team. Everything in my football career has always been to the benefit of the team and it won’t stop in the NFL.