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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Travis Green, S, University of New Mexico

Travis Green is a ball hawkin safety with great quickness. The former K State player is a solid prospect

Travis Green is a ball hawkin safety with great quickness. The former K State player is a solid prospect

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?

Travis Green

What is your Height/Weight?

6’0/ 220

What is your position?

Safety/LB

Where do you play college football?

University of New Mexico.  I also played at Kansas State.

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

The coolest thing I’ve done off the field was after I graduated from Kansas State I went to an Elementary school and talked to a group of 6th graders that were going into middle school.  My main message to them was that they are in control of their own destiny and sometimes being different and choosing their own path is way cooler than following someone else’s. 

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

Geography!

Where are you from?

Omaha, Nebraska

Who is your role model, and why? 

My God Mother is my role model, she is a perfect example of a diamond in the rough who has done so much with her life and for others, including me.  I don’t just do this for myself.  I work hard for all the people who believe in me.   

Did you play any other sports growing up?

I also played Basketball and competed in Track and Wrestling.

Did you play any other positions in football?

I also played Wide Receiver and Linebacker.

At your position, what separates you from others?

My ability to hit and track down the ball going 1,000 mph.

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

Consistencies, patterns, gestures of the QB, formations, the motion guy, any weaknesses or loop holes in the opponent’s offense. 

travis greenWho was the toughest player you ever faced?

Nick Marshall from Auburn. 

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

John Lynch! Hard hitting safety that was relentless to the ball.

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

Being able to get out of the Omaha cycle of life and leaving the gang banging behaviors in the past. I was able to get a second chance by playing ball in high school and have made the most of opportunities to be the best person I can be. I made school and football a priority.  I have been able to be different and take my own path, and have also opened up avenues for young people who needed proof that there is a way out.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Before every game, as a DB group we say a few words then pray. I always tell the DB’s that we the only airport that don’t sell tickets…because its a no fly zone! So that’s my rituals. 

What is your biggest strength?

My biggest strength is my will to want.  I always want to be the best or be better than I was yesterday. I’m a good listener and if you don’t listen you won’t learn, and if you listen you learn something new everyday.

What is your biggest weakness?

I’m my own worst critic.

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

I will work hard, show up on time, and get my job done. 

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

Team: Patriots. Player: Ed Reed 

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

Floyd Mayweather Kevin Hart T.I 

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

An Apple watch. 

Rapid Answers:

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

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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