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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Joshua Tate, CB, Clark Atlanta University

Joshua Tate is a beast for Clark Atlanta. The kid is always around the ball

Joshua Tate is a beast for Clark Atlanta. The kid is always around the ball

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? 

Joshua Tate

What is your Height/Weight? 

5’10, 175

What is your position? 

My primary position is Cornerback

Where do you play college football? 

I played college football at the illustrious Clark Atlanta University

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 is assist and organize some of the college tours at my university. I am able to mentor and educate young students, especially with aspirations of playing college football, to continue to thrive in their education

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

The hardest class I’ve ever had to take was Biochemistry II with the lab

Where are you from? 

I am from Memphis, Tennessee

Who is your role model, and why? 

My role model is my father because he has always provided and given me a great example of a man of business

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

Growing up my first love was basketball and I also ran the 100m and 400m in track

Did you play any other positions in football? 

Other than cornerback, I also play safety, nickel back, I return kicks and punts, and I am the gunner on special teams

At your position, what separates you from others? 

At cornerback, my ability to learn my opponent and quickly react and become a force on the field separates me from others

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

When breaking down film, I look for the smallest tendencies of the opposing team from the play calling all the way down to alignment

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

I am usually referred to as the toughest player on the field, so I can’t give a specific name of anyone that I have faced

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

I observe Tyrann Mathieu because of his aggressive style of play and the ability to take over a game with his big plays, energy and adrenaline he brings to the field

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

The biggest obstacle I’ve had to overcome was my first semester in college as an incoming freshman when I struggled during the season with maintaining the rough schedule and football, but I overcame it by getting a 3.7 the spring semester while participating in Spring football

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

My pre game routine is to walk the field hours before everyone else and eventually build up a sweat to get myself going while listening to music and visualizing myself making plays.

What is your biggest strength? 

My biggest strength is my versatility

What is your biggest weakness? 

My biggest weakness is that sometimes I may overwork myself

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

You’ll never have to worry about any distractions, outside incidents, question my character, and most importantly my work ethic.

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

Growing up my favorite player was Marshall Faulk

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

I would have dinner with Muhammad Ali, Michael Jordan, and Lisa Raye

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

Once I’m in the NFL, the first big item I would pay my mom’s house up and car just to facilitate back to the one who has helped me the most

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 [email protected]

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