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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Roderick Holder, LB, Coastal Carolina University

Coastal Carolina linebacker Roderick Holder is a beast off the edge

Coastal Carolina linebacker Roderick Holder is a beast off the edge

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?

Roderick Holder 

What is your Height/Weight?

6″2 240

What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

Coastal Carolina

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

Freshman year before the game I took a picture with a kid and his mom consistently reminds me how much it meant to him and his family.

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


Where are you from?

Chesapeake Virginia 

Who is your role model, and why?

My father because he supports my dreams and always encourages me to be better.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Basketball for one year in Middle School. 

Roderick HolderDid you play any other positions in football?


At your position, what separates you from others?

My speed, explosiveness, and Mental Toughness  

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

I look for tendencies in the offense, situational tendencies such as run or pass and individually tendencies against the opponent. 

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

No one in particular but North Dakota State and Liberty were always our most physical games.

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

Robert Mathis because of his explosion and speed.

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

Being overlooked by colleges because of my size has always fueled me to prove people wrong.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?


What is your biggest strength?

My Mindset

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

You wouldn’t find a better hardworking teammate than me. 

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

Miami Dolphins

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

Not Sure 

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

Certificate of Deposit to invest in my money.

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