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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: D.J. Cameron, DB, Southern Illinois

SIU safety D.J. Cameron has a good chance at making an NFL roster

SIU safety D.J. Cameron has a good chance at making an NFL roster

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?

DJ Cameron

What is your Height/Weight?

6’1 205

What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

Southern Illinois University

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

I volunteered to help with the Special Olympics.

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


Where are you from?

St Louis, MO

Who is your role model, and why?

My Dad. He is the definition of a hard worker, he is a life coach, and makes sacrifices for his family.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

I ran track, played basketball and baseball growing up.

Did you play any other positions in football?

I played WR in high school.

At your position, what separates you from others?

My mental capabilities and athleticism allow me to read and react faster then others.

D.J. CameronWhen you are breaking down film, what do you look for?

I look for QB and offensive tendencies, down and distance, routes. If they have a star player I study how they play the game.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Josh Howard RB for Indiana

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

Louis Delmas, solid tackler and can cover like myself

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

Dealing with the lost of my Grandmother. She was like my 2nd mom. I spent a lot of time with family and football.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Yea, I pray and I watch Tyrann Mathieu highlights

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

I have to show that I can compete at the same level as the big time schools

What is your biggest strength?

Tackling and coverage

What is your biggest weakness?

Pass rush

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

I’m a hardworking, accountable, passionate and relentless player

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

Sean Taylor was my favorite player, and the Rams were my team growing up.

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

My grandmother

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

A House

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