There are questions being asked about Kayvon Thibodeaux’s drive and his passion for football as a 2022 NFL Draft Approach. The New York Giantswith the fifth and seventh overall picks in Round 1, cared enough to give Thibodeaux a “hard time” during an interview with him this week at the NFL Scouting Combine 2022.
Thibodeaux did not flinch. He seems to be enjoying it, in fact.
“We had a great interview. They were kind of on me. They were giving me a hard time, but I feel like it was that big brother moment where you have a hard time because they care about you and love you,” Tibodo said. “I grew up in a big city, so the big city Not new to me.”
What did he mean by “hard time”?
Like when you mention what would happen if I wasn’t the star. Five games if I didn’t have a bag, that’s something we talked about. The media would put me down, I’d be in the kennel, how would I keep that? I told them I’ve been in the media since I was a sophomore In high school I’ve trained for this my whole life and I know it’s mostly entertainment, right. I’m not really worried because what’s between the four walls of the team and the organization dictates the future. If I’ve had five bad games we’ll focus on that next week on how to dominate Next team.”
Tebodo, a talented Oregon defender, could undoubtedly end up being the Giants’ pick in fifth. When he took to the podium in Compiegne on Friday morning, he did so with really thought that he was a no-brainer. For the Giants to pick him in fifth if available and offensive tackles Evan Neal and Ike Ikoono were off the board.
He did nothing to discourage this belief.
He was confident and eager to show his passion for football, smart and good-natured. It should come as no surprise for someone who had a 3.8 GPA in high school, He wants to be a broadcast journalist When his playing days of playing chess are over, he has already struck a deal with Nike for Non-Foldable Artwork (NFT) and launched his cryptocurrency.
“I think the biggest thing I want to show to the teams is that I am really a student of the game. I really love this game. This (football) is something that has done a lot for me. Football has taught me a lot, and helped me grow a lot during my life,” said Tibodoux. And it will be there until the day I die.” “So for me, just letting the teams know that is the main thing and I will always be the main thing is the main thing. No matter what I do off the field, football is my main focus and winning EnergyGetting a yellow jacket, being a defensive rookie of the year, that’s all my goals.”
At one point, Thibodeaux was considered the likely #1 overall pick. There were questions raised about whether football was his priority then Comments made by About wanting to be associated with a brand like Nike more than wanting to be known as a “national championship winner” in Alabama, they also noted the “stigma in Alabama’s education,” adding, “It’s not the West Coast. It’s not Harvard.”
Thibodeau was asked if he should convince the teams that he loves football.
“I don’t think I need to convince the teams to do that, but that’s the media narrative,” Tibodo said. “There always has to be some narrative being drawn up. For me, I’m a kid from Los Angeles, and if you knew the ordeals I went through to get here, the things I had to sacrifice, the things my mother had to sacrifice for Being here, you will truly understand how I feel in my heart.
“When you talk about fire, when you talk about emotion, I guess you can’t really explain it. I have a sentimental thought about it, because for all the sacrifices it took to get here, I wouldn’t have made those sacrifices if I didn’t like the game. I’m lucky to be here, and I’m happy Just because these teams want to talk to me, and they want to get to know me.”
Thibodeaux tried to ignore the criticism.
“I feel like everyone has a job. For me, I feel like when you have a smart kid like me, you have a lot of positives, someone has to find the negatives. I don’t really look at it that much,” he said. “I know what I can do,” he said. for a team. And when we break down the movie, I can talk about the ins and outs of the game. I’m not so concerned about what people say as much as what they say, as long as I can come to understand who I am and how hard [I play] And the love I have for the game.”
Thibodeaux had 19.0 sacks in three seasons with Oregon. Despite this production, he understands that there are people who think he starts playing or should have better stats.
“Well, you know, I’m going to tell the coach there’s nothing he can tell me that I don’t already know, and that’s because I’m honest with myself and I’m watching the tape,” said Tibodoux. “If you’re a student of the game, you know what you could get better at, and for me, I feel like sometimes I’m stuck, sometimes I can’t do a second or third move, I can’t keep passing the lunge and really finish through. I feel like there was Some bags left in there because I got stuck on blocks, so just get out of the blocks and create that extra movement to finish that off.”
Von Miller is the passer who is most admired by Thibodeaux.
“When you realize that you are not the biggest man, I am not the strongest man and I am not the fastest man, so when you realize that, just like Von Miller, you have to find out what will give you this advantage, and for me it is my mind that gives me this advantage,” said Thibodeau. I’m a chess player, so I’m thinking about moving forward – how can I fine-tune the game and dictate what the offensive tackle does so I can get what I want out of the situation.”
Tibodou explained that chess and football have strategic similarities.
“Chess is life and chess is football. You talk about your first move, your first step will be to prepare your second move, and then you have to think about your third step forward,” he said “pass lunge, I’ll hit you fast, I’ll always hit you fast.” This will establish my power moves, and then my power moves will set up my counter. It’s a heavy bout like a boxer. You’ve been hitting him with a punch, a punch, you want to come up with a hook, and change him. Just having that longevity and realizing that when the fourth quarter comes, you have to put it all together.”
Will he try to do it for the Giants in the fall?
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