Q: WHAT HAS YOUR WORKOUT REGIMEN BEEN LIKE SINCE THE SEASON ENDED?
A: As far as the combine goes, I did a lot of 40-yard dash training, a lot of bench press, jumping and explosive workouts. Now it's all about football shape. Doing drills. Bag drills, a lot of pass rush. I'm doing a ton of dropping and cutting. Working out in space.
Q: WHAT'S THE MOST IMPORTANT TRAIT FOR A DEFENSIVE END GOING INTO THE PROS?
A: Get off. Everything starts with the get off..
Q: WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO TRAIN FOR THAT SEPARATES YOU FROM OTHER POSITIONS?
A: Pass rush drillls. Not many people have the opportunity to pass rush on every play. It's a craft in and of itself.
Q: HOW HAS YOGA HELPED YOU AS AN ATHLETE?
A: It's helped me tremendously. It'll change your athleticism. Get you flexible and stronger. You'll be surprised.
Q: WHAT POSITIONS IN YOGA WOULD YOU RECOMMEND FOR A DEFENSIVE END?
Q: WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE YOUNGER DEFENSIVE ENDS IN HIGH SCHOOL?
A: Be consistent. Work hard on the pass rush. It's a skill. It's not something where you say I'll come on Friday or Saturday and show up and I'm going to get at the quarterback. You have to work your craft to become a good pass rusher.
Q: WHAT OTHER PASS RUSHERS HAVE YOU MODELED YOUR GAME AFTER?
A: Shawn Merriman. Robert Mathis. I'll watch any dynamic pass rusher because you'll learn from anybody. And I've watched every pass rusher.
Q: WHAT HAS YOUR DIET AND NUTRITION REGIMEN BEEN LIKE AS YOU TRAIN FOR THE PROS?
A: I've always been a healthy eater. I'm very conscious of what I put in my body because it affects my performance. I drink a lot of cocount water and eat quinoa for carb purposes. Fish for my protein. Almonds. And flaxseed oil. All kinds of vegetables and fruits.