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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Isaiah Folasa – Lutui, OL, New Mexico State University

Isaiah Folasa-Lutui of New Mexico State University is a big boy with a mean streak

Isaiah Folasa-Lutui of New Mexico State University is a big boy with a mean streak

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?

Isaiah Folasa-Lutui

What is your Height/Weight?

6’3 312

What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

New Mexico State

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

Giving back to local elementary schools near my college

What was the hardest college class you ever had to take

Computer Science 

Where are you from?

Corona, Ca. Mom from Samoa dad from Tonga 

Who is your role model, and why?

My dad, at a young a age he instilled the meaning of hard work, staying humble and the importance of family.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

No, didn’t starting playing football till freshman of high school 

Did you play any other positions in football


At your position, what separates you from others?

I’m explosive on pulls. My foot work on double teams. Love to run block 

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

Signs of possible blitzes and techniques my opponent use. 

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Robert Nkemdichi 

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

Chance Warmack, we are similar in height and size and is someone who I love to watch play

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

I’ve had many 

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Just listen to music

What is your biggest strength?

Run blocking and the knowledge of the game

What is your biggest weakness? 

Being consistent in pass pro technique 

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

I just want a shot to show you what I got and would earn every dollar if given the opportunity

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

Favorite player: Mike Iupati/Oakland Raiders 

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

Jesus, Bob Marley, my Grandpa

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

My parents a house 

Rapid Answers:

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

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