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?
Rutgers and finished at University of Northern Iowa
Football is about giving back, what is the coolest thing you have done off the field?
Impact the youth put letting them know that football is just an outlet, but using football as a way to open doors for you to network and doing community service. Graduating college with two degrees exemplifies that academics come first. Not letting things you cannot control affect you, instead being in control of your academics, character, networking are all aspects you can control that can help you in the real world because football is temporary.
What was the hardest college class you ever had to take?
Where are you from?
Who is your role model, and why?
I look up to multiple people my parents, guidance counselor, close family members, and Eric Thomas (motivational speaker) have all helped me get through hard times, helped me remain positive and to understand that its how you respond is what makes you a man.
Did you play any other sports growing up?
Baseball, Basketball, Karate
Did you play any other positions in football?
At your position, what separates you from others?
The complete package can run, block, catch, and the intangibles of being a leader on and off the field. Being a leader on the field and being the one to pick the team up and setting the example separates me from others.
When you are breaking down film, what do you look for?
Defensive line tendencies, LB playing on their heels, Safety alignment to see the blitz, who can i exploit on the defense, do the LBs flow hard or shoot gaps
Who was the toughest player you ever faced?
If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why?
Adrian Peterson, once I get going its hard to stop me, the more carries I get the better I get
What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?
Not having the success in college as I would like especially coming out of high school highly recruited. But I continued to work hard, was named captain when I transferred to UNI, I did not let football use me. I hit the books harder, I focused on the things I can control and that was my work ethic, body, nutrition, and coming out of college with two degrees.
Do you have any pre-game rituals?
Pray before every game, listen to Eric Thomas
As a small school football player what obstacles do you feel you have to overcome?
I came from a bigger school, so it is more so proving to myself that I belong at the next level and playing with a chip on my shoulder and understanding that opportunities are precious so making the most out of them.
What is your biggest strength?
My leadership and being able to impact my teammates on and off the field.
What is your biggest weakness?
Being too hard on myself, my biggest critic its a gift and a curse.
If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say?
I have battled injuries, competing for a starting job, I have tasted success and failure, but the reason why I am here today is because I never gave up hope. I was optimistic about my future and continued to be persistent. I did not let my situation affect my mentally I finished college with two degrees in 4 and 1/2 years, was picked to be a captain at UNI having been there for one year goes to show my work ethic and I will do anything it takes to be the best and represent the organization on and off the field.
Who was your favorite player and/or NFL team growing up?
Marshall Faulk, and Adrian Peterson and the Eagles.
If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?
Malcolm X, Jesus, and Bruce Lee
What will be the first big item you buy once you are in the NFL?
Nothing really not into buying expensive things, I love fashion but nothing major.
- Tupac or Biggie?
- NFL Network or ESPN?
- Coke or Pepsi?
- Pizza or Burgers?
- Dogs or Cats?