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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Carlton Littlejohn, LB, North Dakota State University

carltonEvery 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?

Carlton Littlejohn

What is your Height/Weight?

6’1 221

What is your position?

Linebacker

Where do you play college football?

North Dakota State

How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?

About 3 Division 1

How did you choose your school?

They felt the most like a family.

Where are you from?

Minneapolis, MN

Who is your role model, and why?

My mother. She has shown me the right way to live my life.

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

No they have not.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Yes, wrestling and baseball

Did you play any other positions in football?

Played quarterback in high school

carlton 2At your position, what separates you from others?

I am quick and explosive. I am also smart and can pick up on concepts quickly.

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

I look for tendencies in formations first. Then I look for if a person gives away a play with their alignment or demeanor.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

David Johnson

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

Lavonte David because he is a smaller linebacker, but great in coverage and always around the ball.

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

Being under-recruited and having to make a name for myself. I worked hard and made sure I stood out to every coach I played against.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Just listen to music.

What is your biggest strength?

My determination and drive.

What is your biggest weakness?

My size.

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

I will be one of the hardest working guys you will have on your team. I will always compete each day and do whatever I can to win.

Who was your favorite player and NFL team growing up?

Cris Carter. I was a Vikings fan growing up.

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

Martin Luther King, Ray Lewis, Abraham Lincoln

NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at nfldraftdiamonds@gmail.com

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