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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Justin Burke, DB, Kings College

Justin Burke of King's College is a fun player to watch on film. He is aggressive and has good hands

Justin Burke of Kings College is a fun player to watch on film. He is aggressive and has good hands

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?

Justin Burke

What is your Height/Weight?

5-11″ weight 200 pounds

What is your position?

DB/returner

Where do you play college football?

Kings College

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

Go to my high school during the summer and work out with the kids giving them a role model to look up too.

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

Finance

Where are you from?

Bridgewater, New Jersey

Who is your role model, and why?

My father, I’ve never met someone with such fight. When he’s at his lowest you’ll never be able to tell. Always trying to help other even if he doesn’t have a clue who you are.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Basketball and Baseball

Did you play any other positions in football?

Slot and long snapper

At your position, what separates you from others?

Being able to read wide outs also my speed and athleticism

Justin BurkeWhen you are breaking down film, what do you look for?

Little tips on his alignment, if they get flustered easily. Depth of routes depending on down and distance. Also little clues the QB gives away pre snap

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Theo Riddick

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

Tyrann Mathieu, because I can play corner, nickel, even play safety, don’t mind being in the box. Always around the football making a big play game in and out.

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

The biggest obstacle I had to over come was having to step away from football for a full seasons. How I over came it was finding myself and realizing what was important in my life and I am thankful for Kings College for giving me a second chance to play football again

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

Getting noticed. I feel that I have the skills to play vs d1 players but not having the opportunity to play against them makes scouts second guess if they should even look at you.

What is your biggest strength?

Work ethic, Speed, athleticism, and ball skills

What is your biggest weakness?

I need to work on my footwork. Very raw

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

I will never be out worked and that I can play either offense (slot wr) or DB at a very high level

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

Favorite team is the Colts. Favorite player Troy Polamalu

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

MJ, Ed Reed and Sean Taylor

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy?

I would pay off any debt that my Dad has.

Rapid Answers:

  • Spongebob or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?
  • Backstreet Boys or One Direction?
  • 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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