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?
What is your Height/Weight?
My height is 6’3″ and I weigh 225 pounds
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?
Every year we do a number of things to give back to the community. Yet, one of the my favorite things was our Ithaca College Football Give Back Day where we got to run drills with the youth football teams in the community. It was great experience to be able to interact and help out a lot of of our younger fans.
What was the hardest college class you ever had to take?
Mathematical Methods of Physics
Where are you from?
I am from Long Island, New York.
Who is your role model, and why?
My parents. They have worked so hard to get to the position they are in they are in now, after starting a new life here in the U.S.
Did you play any other sports growing up?
I did martial arts. I played baseball, soccer, volleyball, track and lacrosse.
Did you play any other positions in football?
I played tight-end and defensive-end in high school. I played defensive end in college all the way up until I got switched to linebacker my senior season.
At your position, what separates you from others?
A combination of things. I believe my pursuit and pass-rush are only some of my strengths. Combine that with my ability to learn things pretty quickly, and you end up with a pretty versatile player.
When you are breaking down film, what do you look for?
Tendencies and little keys in the opponent that hints to what they are trying to do.
Who was the toughest player you ever faced?
If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why?
Von Miller. He’s a disruptive force that is constantly in the backfield.
What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?
I injured myself pretty badly the off-season of my sophomore year in college, and was recommended not to play football anymore by some medical professionals. My off season consisted of me doing rehab every day of the week. I was able to recover, and ended up leading the team in sacks the following season.
Do you have any pre-game rituals?
I would usually do a lot of visualization to get myself in the zone.
What is your biggest strength?
My work ethic for sure. There were times that the odds were certainly against me, but through hard work and effort I was able to reach the goals that I strived for.
What is your biggest weakness?
Last season was my first season playing linebacker. I’m not as experienced at the position as I would like to be. Yet, that is the reason why I believe I have so much potential at the position.
If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say?
I will take on whatever responsibility you want. Whether the role is being a starter, being on the practice squad, or being on special teams. I will work to be the best at whatever position for the team.
Who was your favorite player and/or NFL team growing up?
The Giants and Justin Tuck.
If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?
My Parents, Albert Einstein, Martin Luther King Jr.
What will be the first big item you buy once you are in the NFL?
Pay off those student loans.
- Tupac or Biggie?
- NFL Network or ESPN?
- Coke or Pepsi?
- Pizza or Burgers?
- Dogs or Cats?