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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Josh Monteagudo, DB, Emporia State University


Josh M is a hard hitting Nickel corner with great hands. He can make plays in his sleep.

Josh Monteagudo is a hard hitting Nickel corner with great hands. He can make plays in his sleep.

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?

Josh Monteagudo 

What is your Height/Weight?

6ft 200 

What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

Emporia State University 

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

The coolest thing I’ve done off the field has to be teaching and working with kids with special needs. 

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


Where are you from?

Fort Myers Florida  

Who is your role model, and why?

My mother, because she showed me how to always stay strong even through tough times. 

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Basketball and baseball 

Did you play any other positions in football?

Safety, WR 

At your position, what separates you from others?

I can guard your best player and fit in the run, physicality and love for the game seperates me, this all I know. 

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

I look for how physical a back is, how good are there o line, and receivers. Any alignment give sways they may show.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Mike Bellamy  

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

Sean Taylor, because I can cover and tackle. 

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Yeah listen to music 

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

Just getting overlooked, they don’t think we play good teams, they should do there research on MIAA D2 football teams.

What is your biggest strength?

This sport is my life blood sweat and tears, I worked my whole life chasing this dream that’s what seperates me 

What is your biggest weakness?


emporia-state-universityIf I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say?

I been working my whole life for this opportunity and if you give me a chance I won’t disappoint you 

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

Sean Taylor, Miami Dolphins 

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

My grandpa, Sean Taylor, 2pac 

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy?

I just want to make sure my people good first.

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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

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