DraftSeason: You have a laundry list of accomplishments at Ohio St. from the consecutive games started to All-American and so on, but what is YOUR greatest accomplishment to date?
Billy Price: I would consider my greatest accomplishment to be graduating with a 3.0+ GPA from The Fisher College of Business while being a full-time student athlete at Ohio State. There are not many football student athletes within the business school and being one of the few athletes to accomplish this feat makes me proud to represent the football team.
DraftSeason: What do you feel sets you apart from the other top offensive lineman in the draft?
Billy Price: I feel that I am more explosive than some of the other lineman across the country. Playing offensive line at Ohio State, you must be able to run and be successful in space. We like to pull our guards and centers to get out on linebackers to stretch the outside run game. I play with great leverage and the use of my hands on defenders allows me to execute at a high level.
DraftSeason: Now that you have made the switch from guard to center, where do you feel you make a bigger impact, what do you feel is your natural spot on the offensive line?
Billy Price: I believe after this season my most natural position is center. I initially started playing center my freshman year and over the years was able to understand the offensive playbook better so when this season came I would be fully prepared to run the offense. I still have the capabilities to play guard at a high level and all the requirements necessary to succeed I just feel that center allows me to be flexible and create more value for the offense.
DraftSeason: Worst part about playing on the offensive line?
Billy Price: To be quite honest, I do not think there are many downsides to playing offensive line. I enjoy putting the work in during the week of preparation to see the offense succeed. I am personally not a flashy guy so having the attention on the playmakers is preferable.
DraftSeason: How close were you to declaring for the 2017 NFL Draft?
Billy Price: Not close at all actually. I had made a promise to my mother and grandfather before I enrolled at Ohio State that I would graduate before I moved on to the next level. I take a ton of pride in my academics and holding true to my word was very important to me.
DraftSeason: Best defensive opponent you have had the chance to play against?
Billy Price: 2014 Sugar Bowl – A’Shawn Robinson, University of Alabama.
DraftSeason: Describe your style of play using 1 word.
Billy Price: Mauler. I’d use this word because I feel that I wear down defensive lineman over the course of the game. Using the up-tempo speed in the offense and then countering it with horizontal and vertical attacks, it wears down defensive lineman by the third quarter. Being physical is extremely important to wearing down defenses and when you have an opportunity to impose your will you must take it to set the tone of the game. Although the game is sixty minutes, the tone of the game is set within the first quarter