2023 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Courtney Ledyard, DE, Southwestern Oklahoma State University
- Name: Courtney Ledyard
- Position: Defensive End
- College: Southwestern Oklahoma State University
- Height: 6’4
- Weight: 265
- Twitter: @C_Led92
- Instagram: C.Led_
What makes you a top prospect at your position in the 2023 NFL Draft?
I can play anywhere on the DLine, I have a violent strike and violent hands
At what age were you first interested in the sport of football?
I was about 8 years old
What is one thing that NFL teams should know about you?
I’m a hard worker, I never quit when things get bad and I’m a rare talent
If you could donate to one cause in the world, what would it be?
To the Less fortunate mainly children
What is the best advice you have ever received?
“You gotta do what you gotta do to do what you want to do”
Who was your childhood hero?
My dad and my uncle
Who is the most underrated teammate in your locker room at your school?
I’d say either Izzy Watson or Rece Wilhelm
What is your biggest pet peeve?
Overcoming adversity is what defines character, what was the hardest moment in your life to overcome?
When my uncle died in 2019 right before I went back to college to play JUCO ball and he was the main reason why I was going back to school
Tell me something about your school and why it is so special to you?
SWOSU just has a great environment, the people here are great they welcome with open arms
What is your favorite snack food?
What is the best part of football?
The brotherhood you build with your teammates
If you could sell yourself in one sentence what would you say?
I’m one of a kind your not gonna find another Courtney Ledyard
If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be?
If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would it be and why?
Mike Tomlin because of his knowledge of the game Lawrence Taylor because he’s a legend and I would love to learn and get more knowledge from him to up my game Cameron Wake one of my favorite defensive ends