Name: Nick Orekoya
School: Valparaiso/UMass
Position: RB
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 223

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

My goal was to take advantage of this extra season I had and show my entire skill set. I would say I accomplished some of that while taking advantage of whatever opportunities that were given.

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

I’m a reliable teammate who works hard to perfect their craft and gives it their all.

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

Generally, I look to read coverages in the defense to understand who’s blitzing when I’m staying in to block or when I’m out on a route so I can tell if I’m the hot read. I look to differentiate defensive fronts to understand the blocking responsible for the O-Line and where certain run schemes might hit as well as knowing who’s my responsibility on blitzes. When game prepping I also look to isolate position groups to know who we are keying in on as players for the week and analyze their tendencies to look for strengths & weaknesses in the defenses.

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

Things like my work ethic, passion for the game, mental acuity and instincts separate me from others.

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

My plan is to continue to train for my pro day at Exceed sports performance.

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

I’m a person who takes accountability for their actions and I try to make the people around me better.

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

I can bring value on the field from my ability as a runner, blocker, pass catcher and special teamer. I have a lot of experience and I have the attributes (strength and speed) that can be utilized on any of the 4 units.

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