NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Rolan Milligan Jr., DB, University of Toledo
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What is your name?
Rolan Milligan Jr.
What is your Height/Weight?
What is your position?
Where do you play college football?
The University of Toledo
Football is about giving back, what is the coolest thing you have done off the field?
An event called Rockethon that they have in the basketball arena on campus where we raise money for and support children and families of Mercy’s Children Hospital in Toledo.
What was the hardest college class you ever had to take?
Where are you from?
Lake Wales, Polk County, FL
Who is your role model, and why?
My role model has to be my mother. She always finds a way to make things happen for me and my siblings no matter what.
Did you play any other sports growing up?
I tried basketball for a season but I wasn’t that good YET, so I didn’t want to play anymore. I did competitive weightlifting my junior and senior year of high school. I tried track but didn’t like it.
Did you play any other positions in football?
I played a lot of special teams throughout my career. I played corner my first two years and some SAM linebacker my junior year.
At your position, what separates you from others?
My versatility. I’m aggressive, physical and will tackle and I can cover as well which is difficult to do at the nickel spot.
When you are breaking down film, what do you look for?
I look for different concepts teams use at different areas of the field. I look at receiver splits, feet, their releases, things like that. There a lot of other things as well but those are just some of them.
Who was the toughest player you ever faced?
JJ Nelson was the toughest player I had to face. My junior year I had to cover him everyday in practice at UAB.
If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why?
I don’t compare my game to anyone else’s game. I do admire a lot of NFL players though. My favorite player will always be Sean Taylor.
What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?
The biggest obstacle of my life was deciding to go to junior college at Reedley College. I barely had any money while I was there so I had to learn to budget my money for necessities. My mother lost her job about a month and half after I got there. It was my first time being that far away from my family. I think it helped me mature more than anything else.
Do you have any pre-game rituals?
I say the same prayer before every game.
What is your biggest strength?
My biggest strength is being able to adjust. I’ve been to four different schools in four different systems and I feel as if I made an impact while I was at each on and off the field. The only year where I didn’t have a position change was at Reedley College my sophomore season where I played only corner back.
What is your biggest weakness?
My biggest weakness is my tackling in my opinion even though coaches that I have spoken with have complimented me on that particular part of my game.
If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say?
I would tell them that I’m the best at my position in the draft and will prove it to them. I’m coming to work everyday to be the best on and off the field.
Who was your favorite player and/or NFL team growing up?
Sean Taylor is my favorite player still. The Carolina Panthers was my favorite team but wherever I go will be my new favorite team.
If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?
My uncle Carl Stephens who passed away in 2005, my nephew Walter Freeman, and my mother Faye Jones.
What will be the first big item you buy once you are in the NFL?
My first car.
- Tupac or Biggie?
- NFL Network or ESPN?
- Coke or Pepsi? Neither
- Pizza or Burgers?
- Dogs or Cats?