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?
Friends University Kansas
Football is about giving back, what is the coolest thing you have done off the field?
Working with On The Right Track Academy to help get inner city kids from Florida and Ohio recruited and into college.
What was the hardest college class you ever had to take?
Where are you from?
Who is your role model, and why?
The late Korey Stringer because he’s from my hometown and he’s somebody that had big impact on me as child and I’ll always will look up too him and remember him for that.
Did you play any other sports growing up?
Basketball and Baseball
Did you play any other positions in football?
At your position, what separates you from others?
My ability to drive people off the ball and finish blocks, and also the ability to get to second level and onto to LB’s.
When you are breaking down film, what do you look for?
Seeing how the defense lines up and what kind of blitz/stunts they like to use. I also focus on where the Mike LB is each play, as in our offense that dictates 75% of who I block on run plays.
Who was the toughest player you ever faced?
In High School John Simon (Ohio State/Houston Texans) Jake Ryan (Michigan/Green Bay Packers); In College Dylan Delk (Tabor College) Nate Maleski (West Liberty)
If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why?
Chance Warmack because of the way he’s physical and able to get a body onto defenders and finish them.
Losing my Grandmother Ethel Mickens as she is the strongest person I’ve ever met and she helped raised me until I was 12. Since than I’ve promised myself that I would do everything in my power to accomplished everything she always said I would do, which is one of the reasons why I’ve never stopped chasing my dreams.
Do you have any pre-game rituals?
Rub the numbers on the front and back of my jersey before I step on the field to honor the people that aren’t with me anymore.
As a small school football player what obstacles do you feel you have to overcome?
I believe I have to overcome every stereotype that they have of small school players because we don’t play at the big name schools like an Ohio State or Michigan which causes us a lot of times to be overlooked. I believe that the biggest thing you have show them is no matter what level you come from that you can compete with the best players at any level.
What is your biggest strength?
Run Blocking and finishing my block once engaged
What is your biggest weakness?
Sometimes leaning too much on a defender
If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say?
That I just ask for you to give me one opportunity to showcase myself in front of your organization that I am a trust worthy player on and off the field and also show that I can compete at an high level with anybody at any level.
Who was your favorite player and/or NFL team growing up?
Korey Stringer, Mario Manningham and Orlando Pace; The Cleveland Browns
If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?
My Grandfather Cleveland Patterson, Urban Meyer and LeBron James
With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy?
A condo in a nice neighborhood for my mom and older brother. Also cover the tuition for my younger cousins Shardae and Aaliyah to attend a good Private School.
- Spongebob or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?
- Lifetime Channel or HGTV?
- Waffles or Pancakes?
- Snakes or Spiders?
- Madden or Mario?
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