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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Alex Gildon, CB, Hastings College

Alex Gildon is a long corner who can change the momentum of a game if you throw to his side

Alex Gildon is a long corner who can change the momentum of a game if you throw to his side

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?

Alex Gildon

What is your Height/Weight?

6’3/180

What is your position?

Cornerback

Where do you play college football?

Hastings College

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

Working with younger kids in the summer at my high school

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

Microeconomics

Where are you from?

Denver Colorado

Who is your role model, and why?

Lebron James, because despite all the negative people against him he never lets it get to him, and you never hear about being in the news for any off the court issues.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Basketball, track, baseball

Did you play any other positions in football?

Kick returner, punt returner

At your position, what separates you from others?

I have speed, quickness, and I’m taller than the average corner.

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

I look for tendencies, for example as a corner if a receiver cuts down his split I know he is setting me up. Or if a receiver gets off the ball hard or slow every play lets me know if he’s getting the ball or not

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Max McCaffrey

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

Richard Sherman. Because we are both really competitive and have the same body type. We both want to be matched up on the best player from the opposing team.

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

Parents divorce. Over time I was able to overcome it and with the love of my family and friends.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Praying and giving honor to God

What is your biggest strength?

Competitive

What is your biggest weakness?

I don’t have one

alex gildon1If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say?

Receivers are getting bigger and bigger and you need a corner who can not only match up with their speed but have the height and length to defend the jump balls of those bigger receivers.

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

Broncos/Barry Sanders

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

Lebron James, Tupac, JLO

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

Whatever my mom wants, because she deserves it.

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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