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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Herman Hopson Jr, DB, Lincoln University

Herman Hopson Jr. of Lincoln University in Missouri is a big corner

Herman Hopson Jr. of Lincoln University in Missouri is a big corner

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? 

Herman Hopson Jr.

What is your Height/Weight? 

6’2 200

What is your position? 

Defensive Back

Where do you play college football?

Lincoln University (Missouri)

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

Coach Seventh Grades as well as doing a fundraiser to help get money together to support an coach for a traveling football team. 

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

A broadcasting course toward my major. 

Where are you from?

I’m from Jefferson City, MO

Who is your role model, and why?

Sean Taylor, he was my favorite player he made me want to play safety. Check Sean Taylor a football life out an you’ll see why.

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

Basketball an Track

Did you play any other positions in football? 

Wide Receiver

At your position, what separates you from others? 

My Speed and Size

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

What base the opposing offense is normally in. The down an distance, the quarterback an where he like to throw the ball as well as the #1 receive favorite route. 

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

John Brown (Arizona Cardinals)

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

Brandon Browner

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

Moving to California, new city new friends with no family my Mom and 2 brothers living in a 1 bed 1 bath apartment. We made it work.
Watch Sean Taylor highlights an listen to music. 

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

Watch Sean Taylor highlights an listen to music.

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

Not getting D1 privileges (limited exposure, limited opportunity to play at Next level, limited nutrition). 

What is your biggest strength? 

My size

What is your biggest weakness? 

Punt return ability

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

A Bigger Cornerback that can compete wit Dez, Calvin, AJ, Julio.

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

Sean Taylor, Mike Vick, Randy Moss, TO, St.Louis Rams 

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

Sean Taylor, 2Pac and Martin Luther King Jr.

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy?

Set Money into my daughter’s college funds. 

Rapid Answers:

  • Spongebob or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?
  • Spongebob Squarepants
  • Backstreet Boys or One Direction?
  • Backstreet Boys
  • Lifetime Channel or HGTV?
  • Lifetime
  • Waffles or Pancakes?
  • Pancakes
  • Snakes or Spiders?
  • Snakes
  • Madden or Mario?
  • Madden

NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at nfldraftdiamonds@gmail.com

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