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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Chad Ward Jr., WR, Bryant University

Bryant wide out Chad Ward has a very good shot at making it to the NFL.

Bryant wide out Chad Ward has a very good shot at making it to the NFL.

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? 

Chad Ward, Jr. 

What is your Height/Weight? 

6’1 212lbs

What is your position? 

WR

Where do you play college football? 

Bryant University

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

I volunteer back at home for an organization that inspire the youth to go out and be the best they can be, while also providing events to keep them off of the streets

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

Interpersonal Communication

Where are you from? 

Delray Beach, FL

Who is your role model, and why? 

My mother, because she has done so much for my siblings and I. She’s worked so hard as a single mother, and that has allowed me to work even harder to make her proud.

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

Soccer, basketball, track and field

Did you play any other positions in football?

Quarterback 

chad ward bryantAt your position, what separates you from others?

My route running ability to get in and out of cuts, as well as my passion for blocking down the field. 

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

Reoccurring tendencies of corners and safeties, technique patterns, pre-snap and post snap coverage looks.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Devante Anderson of Stony Brook, great cover skills.  

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

Dez Bryant, he’s a physical receiver and he does a phenomenal job at using his frame to overpower DB’s. I think I have those traits as well.

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

Maintaining a high level of confidence in football. I just always told myself that I’m good at what I do and never let anyone tell you different. If you don’t believe in yourself no one will. 

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

Walk in the endzone a couple times, quick prayer before kickoff, salute my aunt and uncle in the stands.

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

Being classified as a player that plays against marginal competition. Football is football. If you can play, you can play. 

What is your biggest strength? 

Ball catching ability 

What is your biggest weakness? 

Speed, but hey, slow and steady wins the race. 

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

I’m a hard working individual that’s going to give it my all day in and day out, whether that’s at WR or on special teams. I’m always looking to get better because there’s always room for improvement. I’m your guy.

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

Miami Dolphins, My favorite player is Chad Johnson “OchoCinco”

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

My Mom ( She’s just awesome), Jerry Rice (G.O.A.T at my position), My Uncle Moses (never got to meet him)

What will be the first big item you buy once you are in the NFL?

A nice car for my mom

Rapid Answers:

  • Tupac or Biggie?
  • NFL Network or ESPN?
  • Coke or Pepsi?
  • Pizza or Burgers?
  • Dogs or Cats?

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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