“I did a lot of MMA and I focused on a lot of ground work for football in terms of blocking and run blocking,” said Egnew, who was a third-round draft pick last year out of Missouri. “Basically, that’s what I did. It was five days a week for me. I learned that you’ve always got to prepare harder and prepare for more than you think it’s going to be because it always is.”
A lot of MMA is clinching, a lot of Judo is used, which is all about staying balanced, getting leverage and figuring out how to get your opponent off balance. The best part is you don't have to be stronger than the other guy to win, you just have to have better technique.