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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Joseph Blount Jr., DB , Central State University

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What is your name?

Joseph Blount Jr

Where do you play college football?

Central State University (Division 2)

How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?

20 plus D1 and D1AA Universities

How did you choose your school?

Had to take the JUCO right out of high school and I went with the first school who offered me which was Central State University

Where are you from?

St. Louis, Missouri (Ferguson)

Who is your role model, and why?

I do not have a role model

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

No scouts have contacted me nor have I spoken to any.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

I played baseball and ran track

Did you play any other positions in football?

I played running back and Wide Receiver

At your position, what separates you from others?

What separates me from others is my Instant for the ball and having the ability to play more than one position that’s what benefited me throughout my career just being an athlete to the game rather than being one dimensional like other athletes.

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

First and foremost the formation of the offense, how many receivers, running backs and tightens are in the game. Another thing I look at is the offensive tackle to determine if it is a run or pass play. Next the quarterback to determine his drop steps to see if it is a quick pass or deep pass.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

There was no toughest player that I played against in D2 football, its all about dominating every opponent.

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

I wouldn’t compare myself to a player in the NFL because everybody has a different style of playing the game.

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

My biggest obstacle was getting my grades right to get out of JUCO to get to a University because JUCO was no joke.


Do you have any pre-game rituals?

No I do not have any pre-game rituals, I just pray to the lord before I step foot on that game field.

What is your biggest strength?

My biggest strength is my instant for the ball and blocking punts and field goals, I was ranked number 2 in blocks in Division 2 football.

What is your biggest weakness?

Is over running and over pursuing the ball from time to time I would say

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

I’m here to work, came to far to get denied, I wont be denied..

Who was your favorite player and NFL team growing up?

My favorite player in the NFL was Brian Dawkins and Ed Reed and my favorite team was the St. Louis Rams growing up because my father works for them and I been around them for a while

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

Muhammad Ali, Tupac and last Confucius.

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