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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Joshua Davis, LB, Henderson State University

Henderson State linebacker Joshua Davis will make you pay if you hold the ball too long

Henderson State linebacker Joshua Davis will make you pay if you hold the ball too long

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?

Joshua Davis

What is your Height/Weight?

5’11 240

What is your position?

Inside Linebacker

Where do you play college football?

Henderson State University

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

Mentor and hangout with underprivileged youth, reading in classrooms, working out and just giving back time to the younger kids.

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

Personality (psychology)

Where are you from?

El Dorado, Arkansas

Who is your role model, and why?

My mother and grandma. We grew up in harsh situations but they never complained and always made sure my sisters and I had what we needed.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Basketball & Track

Did you play any other positions in football?

Fullback, Tight End, Running back, outside linebacker

At your position, what separates you from others?

My ability to run & move from sideline to sideline

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

Tendencies, tips to show that they’re running a certain play, blocking schemes, route progression of the quarterback.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Zac Brooks.

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

Bobby Wagner. We’re around the same size, and he moves really well laterally also.  

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

I used to but not really anymore. I just listen to music and get into my zone.

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

Mostly my size.

What is your biggest strength?

I’m mentally strong & very coachable.

What is your biggest weakness?

My size. I don’t use my hands as well as I should against lineman either.

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

I’m a very well coachable player that knows how to win. I have 6 championship rings.

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

Ray Lewis & Mike Vick.

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

My little sister, My fallen teammate, & God.

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy?

I would put my money into an savings account.

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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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