Name: Ryan Wood
School: Chadron State
Position: Defensive Back
Height: 6’0″
Weight: 190

Q: What were some of your goals heading into your final collegiate season?

​My personal goal was to improve on the things I didn’t do as well in during my previous seasons. Mastering things that require no talent.

Q: If you could describe your style of play in 3 words, what would they be?

Tough, Exciting, Disciplined.

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

​I’m now training at Crossfit209 in Stockton, California with trainers Vince Carter and Chad the foot doctor. I train and dedicate copious amounts of time and energy into each training session. These training sessions take place 5 times a week, for a period of 2 hours. During these sessions, I have been and continued to work on being faster, stronger, more mobile, and even more flexible than I already am. In addition to this, I am consistently working on defensive back fundamentals.

Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on or look for?

Studying film is part of being a strategic player, so when watching film, I like to be attentive to who their best individual players are and attentively analyze their style of play. In addition to this, I look at what the other teams do on 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th down, which are also key components to the outcome of the game. I look for the QB cadence so I can determine how to disguise a coverage and strategically maneuver my way around or through the QB.

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

​I am extremely flexible when it comes to where I am able to play on defense. I am a leader, who is driven, dedicated, and strategic about the way I play and as well as my team plays. I play with unwavering effort every down. I am fundamentally versed in the way I play and continue to do my best in order to make sure that I am always pushing myself to be the absolute best player for myself and for the success of my team.

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

​I will bring excitement and unwavering support to my teammates, as well as make big plays in big time situations. Also, I will bring toughness and swagger!

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

​Any team that is willing to take me will get a guy that is extremely driven and will do whatever it takes to get the job done. I love and respect the game and bring effort everyday and always want to improve my game and work hard.