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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Chris Hoffman, OL, Muskingum University

 

Chris Hoffman is a big boy. He reminds me of Anthony Castanzo of the Colts.

Chris Hoffman is a big boy. He reminds me of Anthony Castanzo of the Colts.

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?

Chris Hoffman

What is your Height/Weight?

6’5/305 pounds

What is your position?

Offensive Lineman-primarily guard or tackle

Where do you play college football?

Muskingum University

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

Working the special needs football camp at my high school for children who aren’t as blessed to have the opportunity to play this sport.

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

Visual communication

Where are you from?

Grove City, Ohio

Who is your role model, and why?

My parents for sure because they have always worked hard to earn everything they have and have instilled this idea that if you want something, you must work hard and give it everything you have to obtain it.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

I played baseball, a little bit of basketball, and competed in Track and Field

Did you play any other positions in football?

I have played center and defensive line, but it has been a while for both.

At your position, what separates you from others?

My passion and drive to be the greatest. I am willing to do absolutely everything and anything possible in order to be the best.

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

I look for things in defensive lineman such as their stance and their tilt that would be an indicator to their tendencies when they play, as well as down and distance stunts and schemes.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Tom Lally from the University of Mount Union

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

Jason Peters of the Eagles because every play that he is in he is the most physical person on the field and has the mentality to play to the echo of the whistle.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

The only one that I have is to listen to “In the air” by Phil Collins before heading out to warm up.

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

Trying to find enough time in the day to complete my studies, as well as go through film and break down the opponent for that week, and have a social life.

What is your biggest strength?

A tie between my competitiveness and my on the field IQ: The ability to read defenses and know their every move.

What is your biggest weakness?

I sometimes overthink things on the field.

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

You can look everywhere in the world and I promise you will not find a harder working and more passionate player than myself.

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

My favorite player growing up was Jeff Saturday, and my favorite team was the Cincinnati Bengals.

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

Vince Lombardi, Paul Brown, and Walter Payton.

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy?

Something nice for my parents for everything they have done to help me out through the years.

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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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