Julian Ross: 2023 Pro Prospect Interview
Name: Julian Ross
School: Ohio University
Q: What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?
Majority of my goals headed into my final collegiate season were the success of my team. Overarching goal was to win the MAC championship, got there but couldn’t pull through. Personally, I set a goal to be as impactful on and off the field to my teammates, fans, and community. Representing Ohio football athletes in rooms they weren’t in.
Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?
What my coaches and teammates would say is I’m a passionate and competitive leader. Someone who strives to be great in all aspects of the game and the opportunities that come with it.
Q: When you are studying film, what are the things you focus on to improve your game?
When studying film, things I focus on are the different fronts and packages used for blitzes that come out of those. Specifically, looking at personnel and their key attributes, tendencies, and weaknesses. The sooner you study a LBs/Safety blitz package the easier it is to pickup.
Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?
What separates me from other pro prospects at my position, is the ability to pick up information and apply it. The desire to play special teams, and leadership experience/qualities
Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?
Throughout the spring I have been training at Trilogy sports located in my hometown Kansas City, MO. Training with them prior to pro day and post, preparing my body for the opportunity.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
The kind of strengths and abilities I will bring to a team on the field is a winning edge, when it comes to doing my job whether it’s at special teams, 1st and goal or 3rd down is doing what’s needed to win. Off the field, I plan on being heavily involved in the community, utilizing my charisma and character to better the brand of the team. Overall, the purpose in which I play and prepare as an athlete has always been treated professional; in the training room, weight room, on field and off of it.. I have an understanding of my impact and I want to make it a positive chain reaction.
Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL and any other pro leagues?
I am Julian Ross, a football enthusiast. I love the game, the brotherhood and the NFL mission. While playing this game I’ve experienced some devastating trials but my ferocious focus, training and football community have always made me focus on the larger impact of sports in society. Daily I’m committed to improving my skills and supporting my team’s productivity. At the end of the day I know I could make a huge impact on the NFL and other pro leagues. Like their mission I’m committed to getting the best out of myself and the sport.