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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Sean Parker, SS, University of Washington

sean parkerDraft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Sean Parker, SS, University of Washington

How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?

At least 30 schools 

Where did you choose and why?

I chose Washington because I felt like I had the best opportunity there specially with Sark and the young coaching staff at the time.

What were your goals for your senior year?

My goals were to this year were to win a bowl game, and take the next step and become a better leader

Have any scouts met with you, and if so what are they saying?

I’ve talked to a couple teams and I heard positive news but with this process you never know where you will end up 

At your position, what separates you from the others?

My natural instincts and ball skills. I have good hands and track the ball very well.

Tell us what you look for when breaking down film?

When I watch film I look for the best player in the offense and I try and look at the tendencies of run Pass concepts, later in the week I key for QB signals or tips to certain plays the team likes to run.

Who was the toughest player you have ever faced?

Ka’deem Carey from Arizona he runs hard

If you could compare your play to one person in the NFL who would it be?

I idolized Ed Reed and I love Eric Berry’s game but I would compare my game to Dashon Goldson. 

What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?

The biggest obstacle for me in life came when a death of my friend happened in high school. It took me awhile to get right but I just kept praying and playing because I knew that football would bring me back focused. 

What system fits your style of play the best?

A system that allows the safety to play aggressive and free at times so they can make plays in the pass game 

What is your biggest strength?

My biggest strength is my intelligence and instincts/ ball skills 

What is your biggest weakness?

Sometimes I let me emotions take over my game have to do a better job at staying composed 

If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say?

I would say if u choose me you will be known for selecting a Diamond in the Rough.

Growing up, who was your role model?

My older brother 

Who was your favorite team and player in the NFL and why?

My favorite team was the Colts. My pop Warner team was the Colts and they same exact uniforms and plus I’m a huge Peyton Manning fan

What was the most tragic event that ever happened in your life and how did you overcome it?

I feel like the most tragic event came when I first hurt my shoulder it was bad I thought I was gonna be out awhile but I kept getting treatment non-stop and came back early. 

If you were to have dinner with three people dead or alive who would it be?

Barack Obama, Michael Jordan, Bill Gates 

With your first paycheck what would you buy?

A nice car 

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