Q&A with Texas A&M senior offensive lineman Cedric Ogbuehi
Published: Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 5:21 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 5:21 p.m.
HOOVER, Ala. — Five questions with Texas A&M senior offensive lineman Cedric Ogbuehi.
Q: The left-tackle torch at Texas A&M has been passed from Luke Jockel to Jake Matthews to you now. What does it mean to play that position this year after they were first-round picks in the last two NFL drafts?
A: I mean, it is a big deal, but every game I’ve got to play still and I’ve got to show out. So it has to be earned. I’ve got to work for it.
Q: You played guard your first two years of college before starting at right tackle last season. How has the move to the left side been?
A: The biggest difference is just technique. I think going from the right stagger to left stagger. But tackle is tackle. The move was hard at first, but once you get used to it, it’s the same thing.
Q: You spent some time working with Matthews in the offseason. Did he say anything to help you with the transition?
A: It’s not really talking, it’s seeing. He showed me some footwork steps and techniques. He didn’t really have to say much. Me just watching him do it helped the most.
Q: Some projected you as a first-round pick for May’s draft. What made you come back for your senior season?
A: Most (NFL) teams had me playing left tackle. I was a right tackle and had never played left tackle before. So just getting comfortable and a full year under my belt at left tackle was a big factor. Graduating was also a big factor. Last year Jake did the same thing and he went top-10 (overall in the draft). So hopefully it works out for me.