Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Nick Addison, DB, Bethune-Cookman
The 6-foot-2, 180-pound junior from Riverview Spoto High was a two-time All-Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference first-teamer. Nick has declared for the NFL Draft after an a solid junior season. He was named to the Associated Press FCS All-America second team in 2013. Addison tied for the MEAC lead in interceptions with five this season after intercepting four passes in 2012.
How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?
There were 5 schools who really took a look at me and recruited me out of high school, that was Bethune-Cookman, Iowa St., Ole Miss, New Mexico, and Washington St.
Where did you choose and why?
I ultimately chose Bethune – Cookman because I felt throughout the whole recruiting process they were the most loyalist coaching staff towards me and I respected them for it.
What were your goals for your senior year?
Good Question because I never reached my senior year but I would say my goals would have been to get better day in and day out with my craft and in something I love to do.
Have any scouts met with you, and if so what are they saying?
No not as of right now I’m just patiently waiting to see if my film can get them going.
At your position, what separates you from the others?
What separates me from other players at my position i would say my dog eat dog mentality towards the opposite team because I know when those pads are on and it’s me and you one of us gotta lose and I don’t plan on it being me.
Tell us what you look for when breaking down film?
When I’m critiquing a receiver I first start with the way they like to take off when the ball is snapped because that gives me a good judgement on how shifty and fast a receiver is, then I see how detailed they are as far as running their routes like you may get a guy who runs his 15 yd dig 1play at 15 yds then you may get that guy running his 15yd dig at 15.5yds on the same type of play but just that .5 can be the difference of intercepting a pass on that play, and I also look at the quarterbacks release and weather he throws it on time or if he throws it before the receiver is even turned.
Who was the toughest player you have ever faced?
The toughest player I have faced I would have to say Florida State Quarterback Jameis Winston of course he is the most prolific athlete i have face thus far.
If you could compare your play to one person in the NFL who would it be?
Charles Woodson I would say, your go out and do it all athlete make the plays thats needed to be made when they are suppose to be made and not only to mention he played for my #1 and #2 favorite NFL teams.
What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?
My biggest obstacle I have always been faced with was being under the radar type of guy I just overcome it by simply showing you who I am.
What system fits your style of play the best?
3-4, 4-3 doesn’t matter and a lot of bump and run coverages and throw in a little bit of cover 3.
What is your biggest strength?
My ability to read a play and react quickly to it and having the athleticism to make excellent plays when the balls in the air and also having the .the physicality with speed and finesse to make plays on bigger players
What is your biggest weakness?
Since I’m such a tall guy I have a little trouble with staying low in my back pedal and it tends to throw me off a tad bit when breaking to a play.
If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say?
If you made me a player of your football organization you will not regret it because I promise you I will be the most humblest and hungriest player you will ever meet with intentions of making the most of this opportunity on and off the as well field.
Growing up, who was your role model?
My parents because they have been through so much but they still have the will power to keep on moving no matter what they go through.
Who was your favorite team and player in the NFL and why?
My favorite team Growing up and still is, is the Green Bay Packers I just love their hard nose style of football in -5 degree weather now it takes some special group of people to do that. My favorite player hands down Sean Taylor boy oh boy that man was something special R.I.P by the way.
What was the most tragic event that ever happened in your life and how did you overcome it?
Was losing my Grandmother basically when she left it hurt me to the point where my whole out look on life came the only way I felt I could get away and everything seemed good was football because I felt she was always their with me guiding me through every game.
If you were to have dinner with three people dead or alive who would it be?
My GrandMother of course, and my two friends Craig and Iesha.
With your first paycheck what would you buy?
My parents that house that they so rightfully deserve.