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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Bobby Russell, LB, King’s College

King's College defender Bobby Russell is a force on the field. I love this kids playing ability.

King’s College defender Bobby Russell is a force on the field. I love this kids playing ability.

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?

Bobby Russell

What is your Height/Weight?

6’ 3 1/2”, 245

What is your position?

ILB

Where do you play college football?

King’s College

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

Helped others prepare for a basketball game in the Special Olympics

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

Physics, not a big fan of Science

Where are you from?

Sussex County, New Jersey

Who is your role model, and why?

Both my parents, my mom and dad are the hardest working people I know; willing to sacrifice anything for my two sisters and I

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Yes quite a few actually: soccer, baseball, basketball, lacrosse, and track

Did you play any other positions in football?

Yes, TE, WR and Long Snapper

At your position, what separates you from others?

My ability to be a leader on the field, being able to make the big play when needed and my ability of reading the play quicker than others

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

How the lineman step, any tendencies the team has on down & distance, tendencies by formation, if the QB stares down his receiver

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Rasheed Bailey who has played in the NFL

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

Luke Kuechly, tend to be around the ball consistently, as well as causing big plays

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Praying and talking to God and my Grandpa

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

Getting that opportunity to prove I can play at the next level even though I played at the D3 level

What is your biggest strength?

Reading the play and being an impact player

What is your biggest weakness?

Getting off a double team

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

I play for the love of the game; I am a playmaker that just needs that one opportunity to prove I can consistently make the hustle plays and create opportunities to win games

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

Tyrann Mathieu / New York Giants

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

My Grandpa, Ray Lewis, the Rock

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy?

Pay back student loans, put majority in the bank

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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