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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Mercy Maston, CB, Boise State University

Mercy Maston is a very solid cornerback in the 2016 NFL Draft. He has a nose for the ball

Mercy Maston is a very solid cornerback in the 2016 NFL Draft. He has a nose for 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?

Mercy Maston

What is your Height/Weight?

5’11 195

What is your position?

Corner/nickel/safety

Where do you play college football?

2 years Bakersfield Junior college, 3 Boise State University.

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

All the community service hours I put in during my college career.

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

Senior Seminar.

Where are you from?

Bakersfield, California.

Who is your role model, and why?

Grew up with no role model. Just a lot of support to keep me on the right path.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Basketball, track and field.

Did you play any other positions in football?

High school wide receiver. Little league quarterback.

At your position, what separates you from others?

I’m determined, physical, competitive, smart.

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

Situational football, down and distance. See what they like to do, go to guy, can pick up anything.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Brandin Cooks.

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

Chris Harris Jr, same height weight and can blanket a side of the field.

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

Going the Junior College route was difficult. I overcame the junior college by being focused and getting what I needed to do done.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Listen to music to create good vibes.

What is your biggest strength?

Work ethic.

Mercy MastonWhat is your biggest weakness?

I’m hard on my self so I’ll like to work on everything.

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

What I can bring to the table. Energy, competition, I’ll do my job, hard work, a guy that loves special teams, physical smart game day speed defensive back.

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

Charles Woodson, Seattle Seahawks.

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

My father who just recently passed away, my grand mother, God.

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

Depends on my signing bonus and contract.

Rapid Answers:

Tupac or Biggie?
NFL Network or ESPN? Both
Coke or Pepsi? Neither
Pizza or Burgers?
Dogs or Cats? Both

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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