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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Jim Walsh, OL, Grand Valley State University

Grand Valley State University offensive guard Jim Walsh is a big boy that dominates his competition

Grand Valley State University offensive guard Jim Walsh is a big boy that dominates his competition

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? 

Jim Walsh

What is your Height/Weight?

6’5″ 320lbs

What is your position?

Left guard

Where do you play college football?

Grand Valley State University

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

Youth football camps

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

Administrative policy

Where are you from?

Howell Michigan

Who is your role model, and why?

My dad who has always taught me to do everything in life to the best of my ability

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Wrestling and baseball

Did you play any other positions in football?

Defensive line

At your position, what separates you from others?

Physical blocking for the entire play

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

How defensive lineman react to different techniques and small tells for pressures and movements

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Ethan Westbrooks from West Texas A&M

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

Tim Lileto. We have similar strengths and weaknesses.

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

Injuries in football. I make sure my reps count because I never know how many I will have.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

I walk two laps around the field before we warm up.

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

Being overlooked because of the school I play at.

What is your biggest strength?

Physical play.

What is your biggest weakness?

Consistent hand placement.

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

I’m willing to do whatever it takes to win each rep.

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

Detroit Lions.

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

My grandpa Trainor, John F Kennedy, and Chris Kyle.

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy?

A fancy dinner for my parents.

Rapid Answers:

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

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