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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Johnta Hebert, RB/WR/KR, Prairie View A&M University

 

Johnta Hebert has NFL teams drooling over his versatility. Several teams love his speed and vision

Johnta Hebert has NFL teams drooling over his versatility. Several teams love his speed and vision

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? 

Johnta Hebert Jr.

What is your Height/Weight? 

5/8 175lbs

What is your position? 

RB,WR, Return Specialist 

Where do you play college football? 

Prairie View A&M

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

After games I would give my gloves, wrist bands, etc. to some of the kids that attended the game. 

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

Anatomy 

Where are you from? 

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Who is your role model, and why? 

I would say both of my parent, because they didn’t necessarily come from stable homes but they pushed for a better life. We didn’t have a lot coming up so I learned how to get back up every time life knocks you down.  

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

I played basketball and ran track 

Did you play any other positions in football? 

When I first started playing I played DE. In high school I played Safety, Cornerback, and quarterback.

JohntaAt your position, what separates you from others? 

I have great vision, I maneuver well in tight spaces, I’m hard to tackle in open field, & I have good speed 

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

When watching myself I look for how I could maximize every carry; making sure I’m making the right cuts, setting up my blocks well, how I block, and making sure my effort is good. When breaking down an opponent, I look for how well they pursuit to the ball, how well they tackle, what type of blitz they like to run, and how do they disguise their blitz and different coverages.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

One of the toughest players I faced had to be Kourtney Berry from Alabama State, he is always around the ball making tackles. 

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

I don’t feel I can compare myself to just one player because I feel I’m very dynamic but I could be similar to Ameer Abdullah, because he has great feet, vision, great ability to make guys miss, he can catch out the backfield as well as on the perimeter, and he’s a does returns. 

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

My biggest obstacle was just over coming a thought time in my life, I had lost my student housing, I wasn’t really focused on school, and I was dealing with the lost of a close relative, but being able this game is what gets me through all my problems

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

No real pre-game rituals but I drink a coke and eat a snickers at halftime. 

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

I’m my opinion my biggest obstacle is being given an opportunity. I feel like a lot of players from small schools can make it we just don’t receive the same recognition and opportunities as those from bigger programs 

What is your biggest strength? 

My ability to make people miss anywhere on the field. 

What is your biggest weakness? 

Pass blocking. 

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

I’m not the type of player to boast or talk trash off the field. I’m very humble and I believe in letting my play speak for itself. I don’t like being out worked, and I care about how I’m viewed by my teammates and coaches so every time I step on the field whether it be practice or a game I’m going to give it my all. 

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

My favorite player growing up was Big Hit Bob (Bob Sanders), my favorite team the 49ers. 

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

Tupac, Allen Iverson, or Nia Long

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

The first big item would either be a condo or a car. 

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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