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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Doug Middleton, S, Appalachian State University

Doug Middleton is a warrior for App. State and he has NFL teams raving about him

Doug Middleton is a warrior for App. State and he has NFL teams raving about him

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?

Douglas Middleton

What is your Height/Weight?

6”0” 210

What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

Appalachian State University

Football is about giving back, what is the coolest thing you have done off the field?

Mentoring a kid from my Sophomore year till now and watching him grown up into a successful teenager. 

What was the hardest college class you ever had to take?


Where are you from?

Winston Salem, NC

Who is your role model, and why?

My parents, because they sacrificed their own wants and needs to make sure me and my siblings were successful 

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Track, Basketball, and Baseball

Did you play any other positions in football?


At your position, what separates you from others?

My speed, my intelligence, and my versatility. 

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

Any tendencies that can help me play faster, whether it is certain formations or alignments. Also to study my opponent and know what they like to do in certain situations. 

Doug MiddletonWho was the toughest player you ever faced?

David Wilson my freshman year 

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

Antrel Rolle, a great leader and a very versatile player. Came in the league as a corner and currently plays both safeties, and also has the ability to line up in the box. 

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

My biggest obstacle was getting injured against ECU my sophomore and being out for the entire season, I just prayed a lot, worked as hard as I could and did whatever it took to get back on the field. 

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Pray with my dad and grandma, read a scripture during Pre-game, and pray once I hit the field in the corner of the end zone

As a small school football player what obstacles do you feel you have to overcome?

Just being able to show that I’m just as good as the players that have more exposure, and being able to prove that I can play with the same productivity against a higher level of competition 

What is your biggest strength?

My speed, and my versatility

What is your biggest weakness?

My expectations on myself

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

My name is Douglas Middleton, I’ve played at Appalachian State University for the past 5 seasons. I love the game of football, and would love to have the opportunity to be a part of your franchise. I love to win, lead, and have fun. I am a versatile defensive back that can line up at Corner or any Safety position. I love playing special teams, and take this game very serious. I love to compete, and I believe that if you want something you have to go out there and earn it. 

Who was your favorite player and/or NFL team growing up?  

Favorite NFL player growing up was Ladainian Tomlinson and Champ Bailey. My favorite team was the 49ers growing up but it is currently the Jets since high school. 

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

Jesus, Dr. Martin Luther King, President Obama

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy?

I would save It, and just get myself in a position to be financially stable once my playing career is over

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