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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Lovie Banks – Rose, WR, Elizabeth City State University

Lovie Banks - Rose was a beast in the Nation's capitol in high school and it translated well to the college level

Lovie Banks – Rose was a beast in the Nation’s capitol in high school and it translated well to the college level

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?

Lovie Banks-Rose Jr

What is your Height/Weight?

6’1 1/2 205lbs

What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

Elizabeth City State University

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

I interact with the pre-schoolers & middle schools & high schoolers inform them that education is important

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

Financial Accounting

Where are you from?

Washington, DC

Who is your role model, and why?

My grandfather because he is a hard working man & provides for his family & inspires me every morning with a quote

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Played Basketball & Ran Track

Did you play any other positions in football?

Very Good Return Specialist PR & KR

At your position, what separates you from others?

Catching The Ball In traffic & the ability to break tackles & make 1 or 2 guys miss at the same time

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

I look at the whole defense first. I break down the DB tendencies Whether they like to press, play 5-7 yards off, press bail techniques, Coverages then I observe the LB’s see if the team like to blitz or drop in coverage & finally look for any stunts at the D-Line & see different types of techniques they line up in & I’m return specialist as well I look too see if the team likes to run out lanes or find a weak spot

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Nigel Rios

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

Keenan Allen & I say that because when he gets the ball in his hands he’s a playmaker & a game changer I consider myself a problem when the ball in my hands

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

Lost a dear best friend of mine well actually two, I just prayed every night & just thought how they would of wanted me too keep up the good success

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Read a scripture from my athletes bible & Listen To 8ball & MJG

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

I feels as thou talent is talent no matter what level, I’m no better than the next man but I work just as hard as the next man & extremely talented

lovieWhat is your biggest strength?

Strong Hands, Physical at the Line

What is your biggest weakness?


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

Your getting a guy that is fully committed to the system, very coachable and hard working. I have a passion for the game willing to go the extra mile & if you give me a chance you won’t regret it & that’s a guarantee.

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

Santana Moss Was my favorite player enjoyed watching him play at the U of Miami & With the Jets & The home team Redskins

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

•My Best Friend Cam
•My Best Friend Damah
•Grandma Pat

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy?

Move my grandparents to a better environment

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

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