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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Aaron Brown, LB, Charleston Southern University

Charleston Southern University linebacker Aaron Brown is a huge contributor to the CSU defense

Charleston Southern University linebacker Aaron Brown is a huge contributor to the CSU defense

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? 

Aaron DaShawn Brown

What is your Height/Weight? 

6’0″ 220

What is your position? 

Linebacker

Where do you play college football? 

THE Charleston Southern University!

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

For a while I mentored some of  the kids at a local high school. It was an awesome experience being able to help mold young lives.

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

The hardest class that I’ve taken in college has to be biochemistry. 

Where are you from? 

I’m from Carrollton, Georgia

Who is your role model, and why? 

My Father is my role model because no matter what had to be done, he always got the job done. He showed me what it means to sacrifice what you want for the the people you love.

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

Along with football, I also ran track all my life until I signed to Charleston Southern.

Did you play any other positions in football?

I can play inside and outside linebacker and a linebacker-saftey hybrid.

At your position, what separates you from others? 

I believe my speed and elusiveness mixed with my football savvy separate me from other linebackers.

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

I look for relationships between down and distance and play calls. I look for body language indicators. I look for favorite plays.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

Derrick Henry from Alabama

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

Wesley Woodyard because I feel like we play with the same intensity.  

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

People have really looked down on me all my life. I just used the strength I got from my family to help me through it to become my person that I am today.

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

As far as pre-game rituals, I just listen to music, play games on my phone, and pray.

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

aaron brownThe exposure and size obstacles are I feel the greatest obstacles.

What is your biggest strength? 

I feel that my biggest strengths are athleticism, intelligence, and my hard-work mentality.

What is your biggest weakness? 

I feel that my greatest weakness is that if all things stay constant I sometimes get complacent.

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

I would say that I’m an extremely hard worker and that if I were to be given a chance I know that I would make the team, because I have a chip on my shoulder and an angel in my corner that won’t let me be beaten or out-worked!

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

My favorite player was Tom Brady and my Favorite team was the Patriots.

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

Tom Brady, Martin Luther King, and Ray Lewis 

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy?

I’m gonna pay off student loans and some bills 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?

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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