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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Clayton Callicutt, DE, Angelo State

Clayton Callicutt from Angelo State is a very sound pass rusher with great skills

Clayton Callicutt from Angelo State is a very sound pass rusher with great skills

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? 

Clayton Callicutt

What is your Height/Weight? 

6’4 275

What is your position? 

Defensive End

Where do you play college football? 

Angelo State

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

My teammates and I go to local elementary schools and read to the kids. It is an enjoyable experience and well deserved to see the smiles that we put on the kids faces.

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

Computer Science. I’m terrible at coding

Where are you from? 

Crosby, Texas. It’s a small town near Houston

Who is your role model, and why?

My Dad. My Father gave me the ability to learn and love the game of football. Watching him Coach growing up has made me passionate about playing the game. 

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Baseball, basketball, soccer, track and field

Did you play any other positions in football? 

Offensive Tackle, Linebacker, Defensive Tackle

At your position, what separates you from others? 

Being able to take on double teams and working on a pass rush. Being in the trenches in a grueling but exciting part of what I do. I wouldn’t want it any other way.

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

Formation tendencies, what certain plays a team will do in a down and distance situation, indications of run or pass, how the tackle pass sets to allow myself to work on a specific move to get a sack.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

My freshman year, there was a tackle from Chadron State who gave me a dose of what college football was all about. He ended up getting drafted to the Eagles. That was the biggest and most toughest tackle that I have ever gone against.

clayton1If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why? 

JJ Watt. He has a high motor and is extremely passionate about the game. I idolize him and see myself as a guy who plays just like him and has the same passion for the game as he does.

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

I lost one of my best friends before graduation. His name was Cody and he was going to play at Tarleton State. We would have been able to play against each other. It was hard at first to overcome such a loss, but I knew that I had to dedicate my play to him and know that he is watching over me during every game and snap.

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

I like to sign the Monday night football theme song and listen to “Bet Money” by Gucci Mane and K Camp.

What is your biggest strength? 

Controlling the line of scrimmage and stopping the run.

What is your biggest weakness? 

Knowing when to use a inside move. There have been time when the tackle gives me a vertical base and I would go inside instead of working an edge.

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

That I am a hard worker and I will be a reliable player for the team and follow what the coaches and GM tell me to do.

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

Dallas Cowboys. Troy Aikman was my favorite player growing up. I used to have a cowboy set and would go in the backyard and think that I was him.

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

Will Ferrell Kevin Hart Jennifer Aniston

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

A house

Rapid Answers:

  • Tupac or Biggie?
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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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