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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Justin Grier, DB, Morehead State University

Justin Grier might be the best d2 corner in the entire league. The kid is an interception machine

Justin Grier might be the best corner you haven’t heard of. The kid is an interception machine!

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? 

Justin Grier

What is your Height/Weight? 

5’11 196lbs

What is your position? 

Cornerback

Where do you play college football? 

Morehead State University

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

We’re required to get a minimum of 10 hours of community service and I helped with a build a bed.

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

Sport Management 499 Capstone

Where are you from? 

Saks, AL

Who is your role model, and why? 

My Grandmother, because she’s a hard dedicated worker that loves her family.

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

Basketball and Track and Field

Did you play any other positions in football? 

WR, RB, QB, and Safety

At your position, what separates you from others? 

I have good ball skills and I’m physical on the line

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

WR releases, route running and route combinations.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

Stephen Barnette from Richmond and Domo Taylor from James Madison.

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

Josh Norman, because we both came from small schools and I resemble his field of play.

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

The loss of my grandfather, I got his name tattooed on me as a remembrance of the things he taught me.

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

I like to listen to music before games.

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

Proving that I can compete against bigger schools.

What is your biggest strength? 

My biggest strength is that I pay attention to the little things.

What is your biggest weakness? 

I don’t have a greatest weakness but I could improve on my communication in public.

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

That I can be a valuable asset to the team and they would find know harder worker than myself.

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

Asante Samuel, and the Carolina Panthers

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

My Grandfather that past, Martin Luther King Jr., and Sanaa Lathan.

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy?

Pay all of my school debts and pay my grandmother back for all she had invested in me.

 

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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