NFL Draft Diamonds and our staff have been bringing our readers Prospect Interviews over the past 2 years and this year we mixed up the questions and added some fun questions for our readers. We have tons of NFL staff that read our interviews, and we actually received several of the questions from NFL scouts we speak too. This gives them a little bit more information regarding your character. We hope to bring you more than 300 interviews of NFL Draft Prospects this season. You will be able to track them all on the front page of our website in the banner.
What is your name?
What is your Height/Weight?
What is your position?
Where do you play college football?
North Dakota State University
Football is about giving back, what is the coolest thing you have done off the field?
Last year after the national championship game I gave my game cleats to my good buddy Sam who has a disability, he loved it. They are still hanging in his room.
What was the hardest college class you ever had to take?
Professional Selling 499
Where are you from?
Barrington Hills, IL
Who is your role model, and why?
My dad. He is just the epitome of a great dad to me, husband to my mom, and friend to so many.
Did you play any other sports growing up?
Yes, baseball, basketball and soccer.
Did you play any other positions in football?
Yes in high school, safety, corner and wide out
At your position, what separates you from others?
The ability to kickoff as a punter
When you are breaking down film, what do you look for?
My steps, if they are too long that’s not good. My drop, arguably the most important part of a punt. My leg swing, I try and make sure I come up through the ball, not across. Operation time, have to be quick to avoid blocks.
Who was the toughest player you ever faced?
Tyler Lockett from Kansas State. Most dynamic returner I’ve ever seen.
If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why?
Colton Schmidt, Buffalo Bills. We are both shorter punters from the FCS level.
What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?
My mom and dad both being diagnosed with cancer within a 2 year span. Overcame it by believing God had a plan and staying positive.
Do you have any pre-game rituals?
Not really, just kick till I feel comfortable.
As a small school football what obstacles do you feel you have to overcome?
Just exposure. But the success of my team and the talent around me has made it easier than I had thought.
What is your biggest strength?
Performance under pressure
What is your biggest weakness?
Touchback on punts. I have been improving with the Aussie kick I have developed this season.
If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say?
I’m a hard worker who is always trying to improve and I have the ability to punt and kick off.
Who was your favorite player and/or NFL team growing up?
Chicago Bears and player is Robbie Gould.
If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?
Jesus Christ, Martin Luther King Jr. and Phil Jackson.
With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy?
Well first I need to make a roster, if I’m fortunate enough to do that then I would take some for spending and a apartment where I play then invest the rest.
Spongebob or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?
Not much for cartoons
Backstreet Boys or One Direction?
I like country music
Lifetime Channel or HGTV?
Waffles or Pancakes?
Snakes or Spiders?