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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Mike Onuoha, OLB/DE, Texas A&M Commerce

Mike Onuoha the massive pass rusher from Texas A&M Commerce recently took the time to sit down with NFL Draft Diamonds owner Damond Talbot.

• Name: Mike Onuoha

• Height: 6060

• Weight: 260

• Position: OLB/DE

• College: Texas A&M Commerce

• Twitter: @Its_BigMike99

Tell us about your hometown, and what you love most about it?

• I grew up in Edmond, Oklahoma was a student athlete at Sante Fe High School.

List these three in order of importance and why: Film Study, Strength and Conditioning and Practice?

• Film would be my first choice in importance, watching film on the opponent is the best way to pick up mannerisms, key movement, or cadences that can point me to the play side.Practice is also key for good preparation working together to practice on blitz, stunts, drops will add to the success of control of the opponent.Probably the most important is conditioning for me being in shape will also help our team set the tone on ever play.

What do you worry about, and why?

• Overcoming failure for me; is wanting to grow, never being completely satisfied, staying hungry and learning from past errors is my key way of overcoming failure.

Give me an example of when you failed at something. How did you react and how did you overcome failure?

•  Overcoming failure for me; is wanting to grow, never being completely satisfied, staying hungry and learning from past errors is my key way of overcoming failure.

What do your teammates say is your best quality?

• My passion of the game and helping my teammates with technique is my best quality.

Who is the best player you have ever played against in college?

• Best player I’ve played with and against would be Lane Johnson at the University of Oklahoma.

What was the most memorable play of your collegiate career?

•  My most memorable play would be my interception this year, also winning the Natty.

What is the most important trait you can have (Physical or Non-Physical) to help you succeed at the next level? 

• I would say Non-Physical just do to the fact that film study helps slow the game down.

Who has been the biggest influence on your life and explain why?

• My mother Ginny Onuoha has taught me everything I know today. She was an immigrants from Africa that came here earned dual citizenship, Graduated with a degree in Nursing, and is now running her own business. I think super woman should give her the cape.

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