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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Greg McGhee, QB, Howard University

greg mcgheeEvery 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?

Greg McGhee

Where do you play college football?

Howard University

How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?


How did you choose your school?

Once I came on my official visit with the new coaching staff at Howard University. They told me I would be able to compete for the starting spot as a freshman. I loved DC and The education I would be receiving.

Where are you from?

Pittsburgh, PA

Who is your role model, and why?

Father, He showed me what not to do from his mistakes and how to be 100 times better than he was.

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

Yes and many scouts like me as a QB and thinks I have the talent to play at the next level.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

I played baseball up until 8th grade and played basketball throughout my entire career until college.

gregDid you play any other positions in football?

Never played another position

At your position, what separates you from others?

Arm strength, mobility, extending plays and accuracy

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

At the beginning of the week you find out the basic coverages, blitzes and fronts. Also what down they like to send pressure or play certain coverages. Then towards the end of the week focus on player tendencies and DC tendencies.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?


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

Russell Wilson- because of his stature and his arm strength as well as his ability to get the job done no matter what. Just a leader and a General

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

Once my close cousin was killed two years ago. My family supporting me and spending more time with me telling me that everything will be ok.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?


What is your biggest strength?

Arm strength

What is your biggest weakness?

Deep Ball Accuracy

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

I have a lot of Experience, I can control and run any offense in the NFL and at the end of the day you will get the hardest working, dedicated man who will pour out his guts in order to win.

Who was your favorite player and NFL team growing up?

Ben Roethlisberger Pittsburgh Steelers

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

Peyton Manning, Michael Jordan and Bill Gates

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