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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Freedom Whitfield, DB, Florida Atlantic University

FAU rover Freedom Whitfield is a hard hitting safety that can play multiple positions

FAU rover Freedom Whitfield is a hard hitting safety that can play multiple positions

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? 

Freedom Whitfield 

What is your Height/Weight? 

6’2 205

What is your position? 

Safety

Where do you play college football? 

FAU Florida Atlantic University

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

Going back to my hometown helping the younger kids and leading them to a great start on their football path 

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

Stats

Where are you from? 

Ft. Pierce, Florida

Who is your role model, and why? 

Ray Lewis because he is a champion and a leader 

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

Yes

Did you play any other positions in football? 

Yes, I also played linebacker

At your position, what separates you from others? 

At my position I stand out because I have clear reads and I know where my helps is and my quickness and speeds helps a lot 

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

I look at the offense and then set our base front to whatever they lineup at then watch the lineman how the ball is snap to pass protection and run blocking style and the receiver how they line up and who is the main target 

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

Tre Mason

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

Vontae Davis because I work hard and I’m an animal 

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

Biggest obstacle in my life is oercoming living without my parents growing up and I overcome it by getting closer to God 

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

Yes

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What is your biggest strength? 

Biggest strength is my speed

What is your biggest weakness? 

Weakness is my weight 

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

I’m a phenomenal athlete and I’m going to do what I can to help my team win a Super Bowl 

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

My favorite player is Ray Lewis because he is a champion and my favorite was the Ravens 

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

Tupac, Floyd Mayweather, Martin Luther King

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

I will build a community center in my hometown for the kids 

Rapid Answers:

  • Tupac or Biggie?
  • NFL Network or ESPN?
  • Coke or Pepsi?
  • 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 nfldraftdiamonds@gmail.com

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