Elijah Nkansah was recently signed by the Tennessee Titans to compete for a roster spot on the team. Mini-camp awaits him and the first step of a potential NFL career. Last years MAC champion, the University of Toledo has been supplying players to the NFL for awhile and Nkansah is joined by 5 teammates throughout the league with a chance to play at the next level. He has the athletic size and the desire to make this happen. Recently he granted me some time to get to know him. Here is the conversation with FPC_Titans managing editor Dean Williams.
Williams: It has to be exciting, getting that call. You must be busy getting ready for training camp. What has that been like for you so far?
Nkansah: You know it really hasn’t all set in yet. I feel like once I’m on the plane heading to Tennessee it’ll start hitting me. Then it’ll all come at me full force once I step out on the field.
Williams: Getting on the field and getting back to football will be a great moment! Once you are on that field what is the best thing or trait that you bring to the Tennessee Titans?
Nkansah: My best trait would be my willingness to compete and my mental toughness. That and my versatility. I am able to play all of the positions on the offensive line.
Williams: Head Coach Mike Vrabel and General Manager Jon Robinson both look at versatility as being a huge advantage for a player and a football team. What part of your game do you have an opportunity to improve on to be successful at the NFL level?
Nkansah: I’d say I have a great opportunity to improve my strength and knowledge of the game at the next level.
Williams: At 6’6″ 316 lbs you certainly have NFL caliber length and size. Is this opportunity to play in the NFL a culmination of a lifelong dream or just another part of Elijah Nkansah’s journey?
Nkansah: Playing in the NFL hasn’t always been my dream. It became my dream once I got to college and realized that I had the ability to play at the next level. That I would be able to provide for my family just because they’ve done so much for me. Going to the NFL meant that I could do something more for myself and for them.
Williams: Thank you, Elijah for your time!
Nkansah: Thank you, I appreciate it!
The @FPC_Titans crew wishes Elijah the very best of luck in the upcoming rookie mini-camp and throughout his journey. We are rooting for you!
You can contact Dean Williams on Twitter @FPC_Titans or @badappleffb to continue the discussion.