WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – Most post-draft discussion in Washington, D.C. has been focussed on the strange pairing of 1st and 4th round picks, Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins, and understandably so.
Not as much has been made of Mike Shanahan’s 3rd round pick, Josh LeRibeus (La-ree-bus). The 6′ 3”, 312-pound offensive guard out of Southern Methodist University spent some time with Holden and Danny Wednesday to introduce himself to Redskins Nation.
While little was known about LeRibeus before the interview, listeners can certainly take away that they won’t be shorted in personality any time a microphone is waved in front of Josh’s face.
The 8th pick of the 3rd round, who went 71st overall in the 2012 NFL Draft had a jovial personality in his radio interview, reminiscent almost of a current Redskin in Chris Cooley.
The interview kicked off with Holden addressing Josh about referencing having had a ‘seventy-pound toddler’ that he took off his belly when he lost a massive amount of weight during his college career.
“In 2010 I managed to get myself up to 380 pounds, and from there I proceeded to lose ‘the toddler'”.
Continuing to push the weight jokes on himself, LeRibeus suggested he’s always been a big guy, admitting that he weighed 50 pounds on his 2nd birthday.
Realizing they had a fun interview on their hands, the guys stuck with the humorous angle and gave the burly lineman a stage to shine in an interview that taught us his favorite nickname for himself is ‘Rib-eye’.
When asked about how he landed such a beautiful girlfriend, he wouldn’t say it was his talents on the football field that attracted her to him, but he acknowledged that he wasn’t the best with the ladies.
“I wouldn’t say my game is up to par with most people.”
Inquiring about his blocking style, and how aggressively he approaches the game, Holden asked LeRibeus if he’s ever been a dirty player.
“I’ll block him ’til just at the whistle, maybe give him a little shove right as I hear the whistle. I’m not going to get any penalties or anything like that.”
Could Josh LeRibeus be a potential starter at the guard position for the Burgundy and Gold in the future? That we still don’t know. But what we do know, is when Josh LeRibeus talks, it’s a must-listen.