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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: James Williamson, DB, Wesley College

Baltimore native James Williamson is hard hitting safety with great ball skills

Baltimore native James Williamson is hard hitting safety with great ball skills

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?

James Williamson

What is your Height/Weight?

6ft 195

What is your position?

Defensive Back

Where do you play college football?

Wesley College

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

Having an event talking to 7-16 year old boys and giving a speech about character and how to face adversity

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

Business stats, finished with an A but it was stressful

Where are you from?

Baltimore,Md

Who is your role model, and why?

My father because of how he raised me and also how he overcame adversity

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Played basketball,baseball but my other main sport was track

Did you play any other positions in football?

I played running back, true running back at heart (lol)

At your position, what separates you from others?

Versatility and not afraid of being in the box

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

Tips from offensive line or WR alignment to recognize play pre-snap..the strengths of opponents and their style of play

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

I don’t know about the toughest; I have came across some good players, but my freshman year Shepherd University had a good WR core

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

Honestly don’t know but I try to play like Kam Chancellor and Tyrann Mathieu(especially blitzing)

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

Getting back into school, I remember emailing 30 different schools at least 2 coach per a school. Highly interested in my film but scared to take the risk due to my circumstances. I overcame that by keeping faith and not giving up until I got into the right school for me

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Yes, watching Patrick Peterson “All of the lights” and Tyrann Mathieu “Moves like badger” highlights on YouTube

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

The lack of exposure, competition level and size

What is your biggest strength?

Nose for the ball, Speed and physicality

What is your biggest weakness?

Probably my hands (lol)

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

I’m a athlete that’s willing to do whatever it takes to win,help out the team and a hard worker that’s dedicated just need an opportunity.

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

Neon Deion, Ed Reed, Marshall Faulk and Charles Woodson…I’m a Ravens and Cowboys fan

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

Family would be so cliche so, Deion Sanders, Jay-Z and Kobe Bryant

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy?

Get my parents out of that apartment

Rapid Answers:

  • Spongebob or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?
  • Backstreet Boys or One Direction? Neither
  • Lifetime Channel or HGTV?
  • Waffles or Pancakes?
  • Snakes or Spiders? Neither
  • 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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