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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: TJ Mixson, WR, Hampton University

 

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TJ Mixson of Hampton is a playmaker. He has a nose for the endzone

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? 

Twarn ” TJ” Mixson

What is your Height/Weight?

5 ft 10 inches 171 Pounds 

What is your position?

Wide Receiver 

Where do you play college football?

Hampton University 

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

Dads and Doughnuts, a few of my teammates and I went to a local elementary school to take place of the kids dad that didn’t show up. This was a special event for me because I knew how it felt not to have that father there at events when other kids did. 

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

Business Law with Dr. Whitaker

Where are you from?

Charlotte, NC

Who is your role model, and why?

My mom and grandmom, because they raised my younger brother and I by theirselves. Through tough environments they showed us how to become humble and hard working young men. They busted their behinds and never gave up. 

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Basketball, Track, and Baseball

Did you play any other positions in football?

Quarterback 

At your position, what separates you from others?

My ability to get open versus man and zone coverage and also my ability to get off of the line against pressed coverage. 

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

Alignment, Stances, Back Peddles, and Toughness. 

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Deji Olatoye 2013 

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

John Brown AZ, small in statue but can stretch the field and get open. 

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Listen to the same playlist, wear the same underclothes, stretch on the same place on the field, and a eating a few packs of mustard. 

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

Getting exposed and being able to receive the same opportunities as the players that might not be as talented but come from bigger programs.

What is your biggest strength?

Speed 

What is your biggest weakness?

Blocking

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

Not only as a player I could benefit your organization but my character off the field would be a great deed to your team. I love working in the community and giving back. I’m a type of player that would be willing to do whatever is best for the team, whether it consist of changing positions.

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

Pittsburg Steelers

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

Antonio Brown, Dr.Martin Luther King Jr., and My Papa

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy?

Black F-150

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  • Better safety Eric Weddle or Ed Reed?
  • Better linebacker Ray Lewis or Luke Kuechly?

 

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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