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?
What is your Height/Weight?
What is your position?
Where do you play college football?
California University of Pennsylvania
Football is about giving back, what is the coolest thing you have done off the field?
When I was in high school, my football team and I were involved in multiple community service events. At one event I volunteered in, I had the opportunity to teach a child, who was diagnosed with autism, how to ride a bike. The determination this boy had was incredible, and it is definitely an experience I will never forget.
What was the hardest college class you ever had to take?
Where are you from?
I reside in Harrisburg, PA
Who is your role model, and why?
My role model is my dad. He coached me into the person I am today, on and off the football field. My dad has always been there for me, through good times and bad. He is my biggest fan and my worst critic. After every game he would tell me what I did right, but he would also tell me what I needed to work on to improve my game. One day I hope I can be the role model to someone else, like he is to me.
Did you play any other sports growing up?
When I was younger, I played baseball and basketball. In high school, I was on the track team where I threw shotput and discus.
Did you play any other positions in football?
When I was in high school, I played left guard and defensive tackle. In college, I played left tackle and right tackle but ended up at the right guard position where I have started the last three years.
At your position, what separates you from others?
What separates me from others is my knowledge of the game, footwork and speed off the ball. I make it a point to have the best footwork possible to put me in a better position on a block.
When you are breaking down film, what do you look for?
When I am breaking down film, I first watch what the guy lined up across from me does. I look to see what his tendencies are and how he plays. I watch to see how his hands are and what moves he uses. I also look for different stunts the Defensive line does.
Who was the toughest player you ever faced?
The toughest player I ever faced was Bryce Gilbert from IUP.
If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why?
The guy I compare my play to is David DeCastro. He is a physical player and he always finishes his blocks. I have watched his footwork, and the way he moves, and he is a sound player and that is something I try to imitate.
What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?
Last year there was an incident that occurred during season where a few of our guys got into trouble. Due to this incident, we had to forfeit a very important game for our season. My biggest obstacle was moving past this incident, getting back on the field the next day, and being the best player/ teammate I could be. As a player, I have learned that no matter what happens, you always have to stay together as a team because that is what matters the most.
Do you have any pre-game rituals?
I go to Subway before every home game
As a small school football player what obstacles do you feel you have to overcome?
Exposure, as a Division ll player we don’t get the opportunity to be on TV and get exposed like the Division l teams do.
What is your biggest strength?
Strength, Work ethic, Football IQ
Even though my footwork is good, I am always looking for ways to improve it and make it better.
If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say?
I have great work ethic and I will do whatever it takes to get the job done. I am very coachable and will listen to what my coach tells me and put it into action the next play. I know I will out work anyone that is on the field with me to earn that spot on the roster. You will never have to worry about my character off the field.
Who was your favorite player and/or NFL team growing up?
My favorite team is the Pittsburgh Steelers and my favorite player is Tim Tebow.
If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?
I would choose Tim Tebow, Marcus Luttrell, and Tiger Woods
With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy?
I would give it to my parents. They gave so much to me I think it would be about time I start giving it back.
- Spongebob or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?
- Backstreet Boys or One Direction?
- Lifetime Channel or HGTV?
- Waffles or Pancakes?
- Snakes or Spiders?
- Madden or Mario?