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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: John Miller, OG, University of Louisville

john millerEvery 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?

John Miller

What is your Height/Weight?

6’3″/ 313

What is your position?

Left/Right Offensive Guard 

Where do you play college football?

University of Louisville 

How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?

At least 5-10 teams. 

How did you choose your school?

Me and my family sat down and made the best decision for me to play right away. 

Where are you from?

I am from Miami, Florida 

Who is your role model, and why?

My father, because he is a great guy. A hard working man and he was instrumental in my life.  

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

I haven’t had the chance to meet with any yet. 

Did you play any other sports growing up?

I did not play any other sports growing up.

Did you play any other positions in football?

Yes, I played defensive line a little in high school.

At your position, what separates you from others? 

I think that I can make every block on the field from trap blocking, pulling, getting to the second level, good pass protection and leverage. 

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

I look for indicators far as stances, what hand the defensive lineman have down, how they play certain blocks, look to see if they play with leverage, are they penetrators or readers, how they use their hands and their feet. 

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

I would say Eddie Goldman from FSU. 

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

Evan Mathis, because he is one of the best Guards in the NFL. I like watching him compete and get after it, relentlessness. 

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

The biggest obstacle I had to overcome was losing my Grandma. I overcame it by accepting it and through prayer & family

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

I always listen to music. 

What is your biggest strength?

My biggest strength is run blocking. 

What is your biggest weakness?

My biggest weakness is maintaining second level blocks consistently. 

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

I would say that I am a hard working guy, don’t have any off the files issues, passionate about the game, I love to compete. I want to come in and contribute in anyway possible to help a organization win a Super Bowl. 

Who was your favorite player and NFL team growing up?

My favorite team growing up was the Miami Dolphins and the New England Patriots.

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