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?
Malik D’shaun Golson
What is your Height/Weight?
What is your position?
Where do you play college football?
Murray State University
Football is about giving back, what is the coolest thing you have done off the field?
I participated in reading day at a local elementary school, where I would go to various classroom and read different books to the students.
What was the hardest college class you ever had to take?
Where are you from?
San Diego, CA
Who is your role model, and why?
My father. He basically taught me everything I know about sports. He coached me at 5 years old in baseball, basketball, football. And he takes care of the family like a man should which I idolize. I want to be able to provide and guide my family like he has.
Did you play any other sports growing up?
Baseball and basketball.
Did you play any other positions in football?
Quarterback, defensive back, linebacker, running back, defensive line
At your position, what separates you from others?
When you are breaking down film, what do you look for?
Weaknesses in the person guarding me. Tendencies of coverages on certain downs.
Who was the toughest player you ever faced?
I don’t remember his name but number 21 from North Carolina A&T was pretty good.
If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why?
Desean Jackson. We are both more straight line players than side to side. I don’t do too many moves I just use my speed and run past people. Our personalities are similar too. I play the game with passion and sometimes get a little to competitive but there is nothing wrong with a little competition.
Do you have any pre-game rituals?
I run around the field, switching the ball from right to left. Then I warm up and run all the routes that I see myself running in the game. Then I go in the locker room and put a towel over my head and give myself a pep talk.
As a small school football player what obstacles do you feel you have to overcome?
The biggest obstacle I feel is getting noticed. Small schools have a disadvantage because we are not on television as much as other players so our exposure is not as great.
What is your biggest strength?
My toughness & recognition of coverages
What is your biggest weakness?
If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say?
I am someone that had to work for everything in life. Nothing was ever given to me. I was always told I was too small but I feel like I’m 6’5. I wear my heart on my sleeve and this isn’t just a game too me this is my life. Proving people wrong is something I had to do my whole life and I love it. I love challenges and pressure situations. I believe in myself and always try to out work the next man.
Who was your favorite player and/or NFL team growing up?
Favorite team growing up was the Broncos because my dad was a bronco fan. My favorite player will always be Barry Sanders.
If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?
Bernie Mac, Mike Epps, and the young Chris Tucker.
With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy?
A one story home for my parents so they don’t have to keep going up and down stairs.
- Who will win the Super Bowl? Raiders
- 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?
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