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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Ralph Williams, LB, Bethune – Cookman University

ralph wilson 1Every 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?

Ralph Williams Jr.

What is your Height/Weight?

6’0 237

What is your position?

MLB #11

Where do you play college football?

I Played two years at Ole Miss before Transferring to Bethune Cookman University.

How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?

4, Tennessee, Ole Miss, Arkansas, and FSU.

How did you choose your school?

I chose my school based on the best fit for me scheme wise, and where I could play early.

Where are you from?

I am from Miami,FL

Who is your role model, and why?

Honestly,I am my own role model.

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

I met with a few scouts during the season, and they like my game. They also asked why did I transfer from Ole Miss.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Growing up I played basketball, and did track & field. I also did Boxing

Did you play any other positions in football?

Yes I Play Both Will and Sam Linebacker.

At your position, what separates you from others?

What separates me from others is my Football instincts, and nose for the football. For my size I can drop back in coverage without looking lost, and I  have good Hips. Coaches know they can count on me.

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

When I break down film I look for what teams like to do in their different personnel. I also key in on guards to see if they give the play away pre-snap with how light or heavy he may be on his front hand.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

ralph 2The toughest player I ever faced was a offensive lineman from Alabama. I don’t remember his name, but I do remember his number. He was tough as nails.

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

I would compare my game to Lavonte David hands down. Why? Because we both have quick triggers and good instincts.

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

My biggest obstacle was maturing into a man in high school my senior year. I went to 4 different high schools and no one thought I would have a chance at college and labeled me as a screw up and told me I’ll never be nothing. I put God first, got my mind right, and it have all worked out well for me. I’ll be getting my degree in a semester.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

My pre game ritual is the  Lord’s Prayer, and kissing my son picture on my phone before walking out the locker room.

What is your biggest strength?

My biggest strength on the football fields is my eyes.

What is your biggest weakness?

My biggest weakness is not playing with my hands sometimes, and using my shoulder instead when taking on Lineman.

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

All I would say is coach, just give me a chance. My actions will handle everything else after that I promise you. I’m all In for the sake of the team not myself.

Who was your favorite player and NFL team growing up?

Growing up my favorite player was Sean Taylor. I watched the U and wanted to go there because of Him. He made football fun to watch. I was fortunate to go his high school my junior year, and had him in mind everyday I took the field.

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

Mike Singletary,Ray Lewis, and Patrick Willis.

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