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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Aaron Sanders, WR, Virginia Military Institute



Aaron Sanders is a playmaker who is known for the big play at VMI

Aaron Sanders is a playmaker who is known for the big play at VMI

NFL Draft Diamonds has been bringing our readers Prospect Interviews over the past 3 years and this year we mixed up the questions and added some fun questions for our readers. Our questions are designed to give our readers a little more insight on the player. We hope to bring you more than 350 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 to the right.  Now let’s meet the prospect!!!!

What is your name?

Aaron Sanders

What is your Height/Weight?

6’2, 201

What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

Virginia Military Institute

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

Serve as a YMCA counselor and been able to relate to many kids that went there and be a positive role model for them to follow

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

World History 103

Where are you from?

Stafford Virginia

Who is your role model, and why?

AJ Green, Calvin Johnson, Lebron James, all athletes who excel at their sport, but also are awesome role models off the field

Did you play any other sports growing up?


Did you play any other positions in football?

Safety, Corner

At your position, what separates you from others?

Ball skills, RAC

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

Top of the routes, off line releases

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

James Bradberry

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

Dez Bryant, Aggressive catcher, great at getting YAC, physical receiver

21Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Very slight lift

As a small school football player what obstacles do you feel you have to overcome?

Being overlooked in recruiting, always being considered an underdog, having to work even harder just to get noticed

What is your biggest strength?

Tracking the ball

What is your biggest weakness?

Playing longer corners

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

I’m a competitor, I’m willing to give everything I have to earn a roster spot

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

Terrell Owens, Eagles

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

Tony Dungy, Mike Tomlin, Doc Rivers

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy?

Some Gloves

Rapid Answers:

  • Who will win the Super Bowl? New England
  • Whose better Peyton Manning or Tom Brady?
  • Better Running Back Adrian Peterson or Barry Sanders?
  • Better safety Eric Weddle or Ed Reed?
  • Better linebacker Ray Lewis or Luke Kuechly?



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

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