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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Christian Collis, WR, Middle Tennessee State University

Christian Collis is a big kid with great hands. He is a very solid pass catcher in traffic

Christian Collis is a big kid with great hands. He is a very solid pass catcher in traffic

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? 

Christian Collis

What is your Height/Weight? 

6’1″/210

What is your position? 

Wide Receiver

Where do you play college football? 

Middle Tennessee State University

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

Reading to the kids at a local elementary school was the best feeling in the world.

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

Mass Media Law

Where are you from? 

Opelika, AL

Who is your role model, and why? 

My parents are my role model, because they showed me hard work and what it takes to be successful.

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

Besides football, I also played basketball and ran track.

Did you play any other positions in football? 

No, I’ve played wide receiver my entire career.

At your position, what separates you from others? 

My work ethic seperates me from others at my position along with my explosiveness and strength.

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

When watching film, I look for the weaknesses of my opponent(s). (coverage,communication,etc)

christian collisWho was the toughest player you ever faced? 

Marlon Humphery, Alabama CB and Darius Slay, Mississippi State CB (Detroit Lions)

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

Roddy White, because we are the same size and have similar attributes.

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

Moving far away from family was a huge obstacle, but I realized they would support me no matter how far away from home I was.

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

Listen to music, stretch, and zone everything else out

What is your biggest strength? 

My mental toughness and passion. Being able to compete and focus on under major pressure and fatigue.

What is your biggest weakness? 

My biggest weakness is being too hard on myself.

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

I will help in whatever way I can in order to help my team win. I will lay it all on the line for my teammates.

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

Favorite player growing up was Julio Jones. Favorite team was Pittsburgh Steelers.

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

Jesus Christ, Martin Luther King, and George Washington.

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

I would help my parents pay off some bills and then save most of the rest.

Rapid Answers:

  • Tupac or Biggie?
  • NFL Network or ESPN?
  • Coke or Pepsi?
  • Pizza or Burgers?
  • Dogs or Cats?

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