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2024 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Mayan Ahanotu, DT, Rutgers University

Mayan Ahanotu the son of former Buccaneers DT Chidi is a diamond in the rough. Check out this interview with the strong defensive tackle from Rutgers University
Mayan Ahanotu the son of former Buccaneers DT Chidi is a diamond in the rough. Check out this interview with the strong defensive tackle from Rutgers University.
  • Name: Mayan Ahanotu
  • Position: DT
  • College: Rutgers University 
  • Height: 6’4
  • Weight: 300
  • Twitter: @MAhanotu
  • Instagram: MayanAhanotu

What makes you a top prospect at your position in the 2024 NFL Draft

  • Heavy hands
  • Creates Knockback at POA
  • Consistently defeats and holds double teams 
  • Consistently Violent

At what age were you first interested in the sport of football? 

Since I was born. 

What is one thing that NFL teams should know about you?

A consistent player that does the little things right on and off the field. 

If you could donate to one cause in the world, what would it be? 

Special Olympics 

What is the best advice you have ever received? 

Success is the peace of mind you get when you know you did everything you could to be the best you can be. 

Who was your childhood hero? 

My mom 

Who is the most underrated teammate in your locker room at your school? 

Christian Dremel (WR at Rutgers University) 

What is your biggest pet peeve? 

Lying

Who is your favorite teacher ever?

Mrs.Moorefield (5th grade teacher)

Overcoming adversity is what defines character, what was the hardest moment in your life to overcome? 

Family issues and childhood problems that I healed through meditation and mental exercises. 

Tell me something about your school and why it is so special to you?

Our Culture and opportunity to rebuild a program. 

If you could have any franchise restaurant in your house what would it be?

Wolfgang Steakhouse

What is your favorite snack food? 

Flipz 

What is your degree in? 

ITI (Informational Technology Informatics)

If you could sell yourself in one sentence what would you say? 

A Consistent player who plays with violence and dominates the jobs that are asked of him. 

If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be? 

Grover Stewart

What is your favorite game to play at the carnival/theme park?

 The Water Gun Game

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would it be and why?

Lebron James, Reggie White, and Larry Fitzgerald. These are people that I’ve looked up to while growing up. I would love to hear how they got the success they have and learn the little details that separate the great from the elite. 

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