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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Rob Harden, RB, Morehead State University

Rob Harden of Morehead State is a strong runner that is very close to Frank Gore when it comes to running style

Rob Harden of Morehead State is a strong runner that is very close to Frank Gore when it comes to running style

 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? 

Rob Harden

What is your Height/Weight? 

5’10 205lbs

What is your position? 

Running Back

Where do you play college football? 

Morehead State University

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

We took part in a build a bed program where you built beds for families that don’t have them. Real eye opener. 

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

Anatomy & Physiology 2 

Where are you from?

Xenia, OH 

Who is your role model, and why? 

My role model is my Dad. He got me started with football and just raised me to have the never quit mentality and I’m blessed to have him as a father. 

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

Growing up I played basketball, baseball, and track

Did you play any other positions in football? 

In high school I played safety and corner up to my senior year then I played running back in a wing T offense which I guess you could say is like a slot now. 

At your position, what separates you from others? 

What separates me is my size and  that I’m consistent and have a really good football IQ I pick up on things fast and are able to translate what I know to the field. 

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

When I break down film I look for a lot of little things such as tip off when backers blitz, or when d line stunts, which will allow me to make my reads and be more decisive in my run and pass game. 

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

Toughest player I ever faced is probably Travis Williams linebacker from Youngstown State.  

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

I would say that Frank Gore we have similar styles and size

rob harden 1What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it? 

Biggest obstacle I had to over come was the death of my brother when I was 16. He died from a rare form of leukemia. He played a major part with me and football he was my Best Friend and everything I did from that point on out was to honor him on and off the field. 

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

Listen to music and I always pray right before I walk out the locker room. 

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

As player from a small school I feel like I’m going to have to give maximum effort at the same time have confidence in myself and continue to work hard. 

What is your biggest strength?

My biggest strength is my size and football IQ 

What is your biggest weakness?

I don’t believe I have a big weakness but there is always room to improve on my ball skills coming out the backfield.

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

I’m willing to do whatever it takes and contribute in any way to give this organization a chance to win and I’ll never give up. I’m just a natural hard worker no matter what it is. 

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

My favorite team growing is the Philadelphia Eagles and my favorite player growing up was Marshawn Lynch

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

If I could choose 3 people to have dinner with dead or alive I would choose my brother that passed away, Cam Newton, and my Grandma

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy?

Pay off my Grandma’s house

Rapid Answers:

  • Spongebob or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?
  • Backstreet Boys or One Direction?
  • Lifetime Channel or HGTV?
  • Waffles or Pancakes?
  • Snakes or Spiders?
  • 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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