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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Michael German, QB, Tennessee State University

michael germanEvery 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?

Mike German

Where do you play college football?

Tennessee State University

How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?

Jackson State, Tennessee State, Toledo, Hampton, Middle Tennessee State, Fordham, Morgan State, just to name a few.

How did you choose your school?

Tennessee State had some quarterback struggles when they were recruiting me and there could be an opportunity for me to play early. They needed a quarterback and I felt like I could be that quarterback.

Where are you from?

Pompano Beach Florida

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

Yes I’ve met with several scouts and they all say I have a strong arm, and all I need to do is work on my footwork.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

I played football, baseball and soccer as a kid.

Did you play any other positions in football?

In little league, I played quarterback, wide reciever and linebacker, or where ever I was needed to help my team win. But I always played quarterback.

michael german 2At your position, what separates you from others?

My pocket presence and being a student of the game. I have an ability to extend plays, I am hard to tackle. I am right handed and I can roll to my left as easily as my right.

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

I watch the habits of the safeties, the corners and the linebackers. How fast they are and how well the DBs match up with my receivers. What coverages do they use to match up with my personnel.

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

It would be Ben Roethlisberger or Andrew Luck. Both are very good pocket passers, very smart and both know when to make plays with their legs.

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

Getting hurt during my Junior year in college and not knowing if I would make it back before the end of the season. I had intense rehab to get back on the field in time to make the playoffs.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Listening to music, eat a Snicker bar, I play the game in my head and most importantly I say a prayer in the end-zone before the coin toss.

What is your biggest strength?

My arm strength for sure.

What is your biggest weakness?

Sometimes I will force a play, when maybe I should just throw the ball away.

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

I am a real quarterback, a smart quarterback. I love the game of football, I love to study play books and watch/breakdown film. I guarantee you will get 100% from me every day.

Who was your favorite player and NFL team growing up?

I loved Donovan McNabb and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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

Michael Jordan, Vince Lombardi and Bill Gates.

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