Name: Trace Ott
School: Kansas Wesleyan University
Position: OL
Height: 6-1
Weight: 270

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

For me the goal every year is to win a championship, unfortunately we were not able to achieve that this year, but my goal will always be to win.

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

I feel they would say I’m a player that is a great teammate, tough, have a High football I.Q. and a hard worker that will do whatever is asked to win!

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

I focus on tendencies and alignment, as OL it is important to know what your opponent wants to do when he is in a specific alignment, like what are a guys go to moves when he plays 3 tech or a head up nose etc. Also, does he have any tells in his stance, how well he plays the run and pass also tendencies teams have when they want to bring pressure or when they want to drop more guys into coverage.

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

I feel what separates me is my I.Q. I feel I do a great job with visualization and preparation things you can’t really see on paper. I feel like I have great leadership skills as well. I also feel that my effort I play with separates me from a lot of prospects.

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

I will continue to lift and train technique and try to progress and learn different ways to exploit an opponent.

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

I feel that I am a very mature player. I have always tried to carry myself as a pro. I will bring great effort and will to win. Another strength is my I.Q. and ability to learn and process information at a high level.

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

If you chose to have me apart of your team, I will dedicate my career to helping the team win a championship and perform whatever role is asked of me! I love this game and every time we get to strap it on is a privilege not a right. I will buy in to the team’s identity and culture to bring a championship. I love the process and have always tried and maintained a process oriented philosophy. I want to help bring a city a championship and continue to grow as a player and person!