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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Maxwell Robertson, OL, Robert Morris University

Maxwell Robertson is a mean blocker. The guy plays with a ton of passion on the interior line of RMU

Maxwell Robertson is a mean blocker. The guy plays with a ton of passion on the interior line of RMU

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? 

Maxwell Robertson

What is your Height/Weight? 

6’2.5″ 320

What is your position? 


Where do you play college football? 

Robert Morris University 

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

I have done volunteer work for my school in which proceeds went to charity. 

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

Managerial Accounting

Where are you from?

DeLand, Florida

 Who is your role model, and why? 

There are two role models in my life: my mother and my father. Growing up as a working-class family, nothing was ever given. They both work hard to provide for my brother, sister and I. 

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

My main focus was on football but I was also a member of the weightlifting team in high school.

Did you play any other positions in football? 

I have started at both offensive guard and tackle throughout my career.

At your position, what separates you from others?

My run-blocking ability. For a heavier inside guy I have quick feet which helps me pull, read and react on the run.

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

I first identify the type of defense(s) ran by the opponent. Then I analyze the playing style of the defensive line specifically their tendencies/pass rush moves. Also, I look to see if the linebackers are downhill players, sideline-to-sideline, or both. Learning tendencies helps me recognize stunts and blitzes.  

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Leonard Williams. Defensive tackle for the New York Jets.

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

Shaq Mason, Offensive Guard for the New England Patriots.  We are relatively the same size and he is an aggressive run-blocker who gets under the pads of defenders. 

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

Growing up without the privileges as some of my friends. I was able to earn a scholarship to play Division I football. Also, I will be the first person in my family to attend and graduate college.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Listening to Boosie and Ice Berg Billion before games would get my mind right.

What is your biggest strength? 

I come off the ball low allowing me to get my hands inside the defender’s chest. I also drive my feet through contact, regrouping my hands when needed.

Robertson_I5T3659-1What is your biggest weakness?

I am a shorter offensive lineman with shorter than average arms. 

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

I am not a product, but an asset that will meet your needs.

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

Tedy Bruschi was my favorite player growing up because he displayed excellent passion for the game.

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

Will Smith, Tupac Shakur, and Bill Belichick

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

I will start a trust fund for my son. 

Rapid Answers:

  • Tupac or Biggie?
  • NFL Network or ESPN?
  • Coke or Pepsi? Neither 
  • 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 [email protected]

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