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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Etauj Allen, DB, Ouachita Baptist University

allenEvery year, NFL Draft Diamonds brings our readers the best in depth interviews on the internet. We specialize in giving players an opportunity to showcase their talents on our website. We conducted interviews last year with over 300 plus players. We want you to enjoy our interviews, because when these young men are in the league, we will not be surprised, and neither should you. 

What is your name?

Etauj Allen

Where do you play college football?

Ouachita Baptist University (D2)

How did you choose your school?

Junior College Transfer. Wanted to play for a university I was going to stay at so I graduated and went to a school that was offering me at the time.

Where are you from?

San Antonio, Texas

Who is your role model, and why?

My oldest brother because he is a a loving husband and father of 6 and was once a great football player at Rice university and didn’t get a fair shot because of his height.

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

Yes about 5 or 6. They have said I have great speed and have God given talent that can make it at the next level.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Track and Basketball

Did you play any other positions in football?

Wide Receiver and Safety

At your position, what separates you from others?

Well, I study my opponent very hard so I know whats coming next. I am a dimensional player that can do anything especially with my speed and it shows.

When you are breaking down film, what do you look for?

I look for consistency and habits. Things that will make me know whats coming next.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Kevin Rogers thus far one of the best quarterbacks I have faced. and receiver Donetella Luckett from Harding.

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

Tyrann Mathieu even though hes not my favorite player. Hes a Ball hawk like me hes fast like me and were the same size. Hes a great player.

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

Adjusting to life after high school. I have learned that nothing is handed to you, it must be taken.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Thank God for the privilege

What is your biggest strength?

Speed and Agility along with football common sense

What is your biggest weakness?

Playing the back shoulder fade and being more aggressive when it counts the most

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

I am a Christian man who loves the sport more than anything and if I got a shot to play for your team you wont regret it. I don’t want your money I just want a chance to make a difference in the society. Although I will be sure that if i am on your team we will win games and I will contribute without any problems! Lets win the Superbowl!!

Who was your favorite player and NFL team growing up?

Baltimore Ravens ALL DAY!!

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?

Ed Reed, Deion Sanders and Ray Lewis

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