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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Mitch Mathews, WR, Brigham Young University

BYU wide out Mitch Mathews is a big, long armed wide out with good route running ability. Could be a great red zone threat for an NFL team

BYU wide out Mitch Mathews is a big, long armed wide out with good route running ability. Could be a great red zone threat for an NFL team

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?

Mitch Mathews

What is your Height/Weight?

6’6″ 225

What is your position?


Where do you play college football?


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

A Church Mission where I served for 2 years in Florida.

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


Where are you from?

Portland Oregon

Who is your role model, and why?

My brother. We played together at BYU and he paved the way for me to have success

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Baseball and basketball

Did you play any other positions in football?

Running back before I got so tall

At your position, what separates you from others?

Size and speed for my size

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

How to get off press. If they play off-man then I worry about how precise my routes are

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

Alshon Jeffrey’s. Goes up and gets the football!

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

Injuries young in my career. Gods help and family support

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Laugh and stay loose

What is your biggest strength?

Size and hands

What is your biggest weakness?

Breaking tackles

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

Watch my tape!

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

49ers. Jerry Rice and Steve Young combo

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

Brigham Young himself, Abe Lincoln

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

My mom a big house

Rapid Answers:

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

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