NFL Draft 2017 Prospect: CJ Okpalobi
Name: CJ Okpalobi
College: Nicholls State
Position: Running Back
Q: If you could describe your style of play in 3 words, what would they be?
CJ: Physical, Versatile, Passionate.
Q: How are you going to train/prepare this offseason in preparation for the draft or other pro opportunities?
CJ: Gabe Barahona with Bommaritos and Zach Voss at the TGMC Sports Performance Training Center are helping me tremendously with my speed, strength, agility, and mobility.
Q: If you could compare yourself to one current or former NFL player who would it be and why?
CJ: Le’Veon Bell, because I will make a guy miss and catch the ball out the backfield well.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on or look for?
CJ: I like to study the defensive tendencies and then break it down to the different fronts and coverages they do to certain formations. I also look at if they are a heavy blitzing team or not. I focus on key players as well as their strengths and weaknesses on the defense.
Q: What separates you from other players at your position?
CJ: My work ethic and accountability, I am always working on my craft and creating energy for the team to build from. I am always ready to compete. I am able to create and be depended on to make plays. Also, my ability to play different positions on the field.
Q: What kind of abilities would you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
CJ: My drive and passion, I am always getting better and doing better. I will never give up on anything and I am always willing to learn and gain knowledge as well as help others reach their full potential. My abilities allow me to step up and lead the team in the right direction.
Q: What is your final pitch/sell to NFL and other pro league scouts?
CJ: I am the type of person that will take on any task asked of me and do it the way it’s expected. I adapt well to different situations and spread positive vibes. God has blessed me with this gift and I will use it to the best of my ability everyday, whether physically or mentally.