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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Forrest Mason, DE, Robert Morris University

Forrest Mason is a very good pass rusher off the edge. NFL teams need to take notice

Forrest Mason is a very good pass rusher off the edge. NFL teams need to take notice

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?

Forrest Mason

What is your Height/Weight?

6ft3 – 265

What is your position?

DE/OLB

Where do you play college football?

Robert Morris University

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

Helping out with NFL HSPD

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

Calculus 3

Where are you from?

Maryland 

Who is your role model, and why?

Ray Lewis is definitely a role model of mine. He is filled with so much fire and passion for the game. And he always gave back to the community. Also carries himself well on and off the field.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Baseball, Basketball, Soccer

Did you play any other positions in football? 

Not at the collegiate level

At your position, what separates you from others? 

Being able to pass rush and stop the run.

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

First I recognize formations and favorite plays out of them. Second I look for keys that the lineman gives. How tackles pass set. Stances between run and pass. Anything to give me an advantage. 

Forrest MasonWho was the toughest player you ever faced? 

In high school 

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

Robert Quinn

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

Losing my grandmother. I can’t really overcome it but I know that she is no longer battling with cancer and is in a better place. Also she is always watching over me.

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

Shower and listen to music

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

People overlooking my talents because I attended a small school. 

What is your biggest strength? 

Pass rushing off of the edge. 

What is your biggest weakness? 

Playing inside the guards.

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

I have a passion for the game. A relentless pursuit. And I will outwork anyone until and after I achieve my goal.

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

Favorite team: Dallas Cowboys

Favorite player: Julius Peppers

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

Mike Stojkovic, Martin Luther King Jr., and Denzel Washington

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy? 

Some groceries. And put the rest in the bank. 

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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