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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Alex Zmolik, TE, University of Toledo

Toledo tight end Alex Zmolik is a big kid with soft hands.

Toledo tight end Alex Zmolik is a big kid with soft 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? 

Alex Zmolik

What is your Height/Weight? 

6’5″ 255lbs

What is your position? 


Where do you play college football? 

University of Toledo

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

I’ve been on 6 mission trips. Most recently I went to Nicaragua over spring break and we did construction on a church and visited multiple orphanages

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

I took a sales class where we had to do a series of role plays. There were two two competing classes and we sold copiers to a fictitious hospital. There was a purchasing class and the students from that class took on the role of the hospital. It was a lot of work and preparation, and then you had to execute it to get a good grade.

Where are you from? 

Port Huron, Mi

Who is your role model, and why? 

My father. He has shown me how to work hard 

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

I played basketball, ran track, and did powerlifting

Did you play any other positions in football? 

Linebacker and wide receiver in high school

At your position, what separates you from others? 

I believe I have the ability to be a duel threat. I can get open and catch the ball well and I am a good blocker.

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

I look for tendencies of players, top coverages, blitzes, and fronts. I like to really dissect players I’m going to be seeing a lot of like defensive ends or different linebackers or nickel players that will be covering me

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

Khalil Mack

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

Dallas Clark because he is an excellent blocker and has the ability to catch the ball as well

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

My grandma lived with us growing up and she was like my second mom. When I was junior in high school she passed away and I really struggled with it. But I was able to overcome it by sticking close to family and prayer.

Alex ZmolikDo you have any pre-game rituals? 

I like to listen to worship music

What is your biggest strength?

My work ethic

What is your biggest weakness?


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

I work hard and have a servants heart

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

Growing up I used to love watching Mike Vick play. I became a patriots fan when they beat Kurt Warner and the Rams in the super bowl!

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

C.S. Lewis, the Apostle Paul, and Will Smith

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

Probably an apartment to live in and stuff for it like a mattress and kitchen supplies.

Rapid Answers:

  • Tupac or Biggie? Neither 
  • NFL Network or ESPN?
  • Coke or Pepsi? Water 
  • Pizza or Burgers?
  • Dogs or Cats?

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