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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Jerry Ugokwe, OL, College of William and Mary

College of William and Mary offensive lineman Jerry Ugokwe is a big boy with a mean streak

NFL Draft Diamonds website has been providing our readers Prospect Interviews over the past 3 years and this year we mixed things up a bit. Our questions are designed to give our readers a little more insight on the draft eligible player. We hope to bring you more than 350 interviews of NFL Draft Prospects this season. You will be able to track them all on the front page of our website in the banner to the right.  Now let’s meet our next prospect!!!!

What is your name?

Jerry Ugokwe

What is your Height/Weight?

6’7 315

What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

College of William and Mary

Football is about giving back, what is the coolest thing you have done off the field?

Being able to be a role model to several kids in the community looking up to me.

What was the hardest college class you ever had to take?

International Trade Theory

Where are you from?

Bowie, Maryland

Who is your role model, and why?

Both of my parents because they have overcome so much to get to the place where they are now.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

I played Basketball

Did you play any other positions in football?

Just Offensive Line

At your position, what separates you from others?

I always understand the objective of our play call and look at it from a bigger picture. I’m a tough competitor and I’m always looking for perfection.

When you are breaking down film, what do you look for?

I like to watch defensive tendencies as a whole based on down and distance, then I like to study my opponent, see what kind of moves he likes and when he gives anything away.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Will Clark

If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why?

Jason Peters, moves great, Good feet and hands

What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?

Picking up football late, I overcame it through a great amount of hard work.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

I usually just like to take my mind off everything else and get in the zone.

What is your biggest strength?

Size, Athleticism, Understanding for the game

If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say?

I’m a relentless competitor and won’t settle for anything less than being great.

Who was your favorite player and/or NFL team growing up?

Dallas Cowboys

What will be the first big item you buy once you are in the NFL?

Probably something for my parents

NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at [email protected]

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