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?
Anthony Autry Jr.
What is your Height/Weight?
What is your position?
WR/ Return Specialist
Where do you play college football?
Texas A&M University- Kingsville
Football is about giving back, what is the coolest thing you have done off the field?
My teammates and I were coaches in a children’s camp where we ran them through a couple of football drills and played football with them. The joy and excitement on their faces was the coolest part about that day
What was the hardest college class you ever had to take?
Where are you from?
I played high school football for Norcross High in Norcross, GA, but I grew up in Decatur GA.
Who is your role model, and why?
My mother is my role model because no matter how tough a situation was, she fought through it. Reminds that there’s no limit to success.
Did you play any other sports growing up?
Growing up, I played Basketball and also ran track.
Did you play any other positions in football?
In High school I was a 1st-Team All-State Free Safety
At your position, what separates you from others?
My Physicality and Relentless Effort, Most WR can’t Go I how Go
When you are breaking down film, what do you look for?
I look for Coverage tendencies on specific downs and yardage. Next I look for how discipline my opponent is, how early does he open up, how good is his backpedal, and how often does he gets hands on.
Who was the toughest player you ever faced?
If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why?
Larry Fitzgerald because he has an all around skill set for the position. I think I bring a lot of the same skills to the table
What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?
3 years ago I was a true Freshman at Georgia Tech and my 3rd game as a starter I tore my ACL vs BYU. 6 months out of surgery I re-tore the same ACL in May and got redshirted for the upcoming season. Through the hard times I remained faithful and worked harder than I’ve ever have. I came a new person, I matured, I became faster, stronger, and jumped higher than ever before. More importantly, I became a student to the game and mentally I was on another level.
Do you have any pre-game rituals?
I like to think back to how I grew up, when people would tell me I’ll never make it, grinding all off-season , and how far I’ve came.
What is your biggest strength?
What is your biggest weakness?
My fear to fail
If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say?
If you give me a shot, you’ll never regret it.
Who was your favorite player and/or NFL team growing up?
Larry Fitzgerald and Denver Broncos
If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?
Jim Brown, Julius Erving, Muhammad Ali
What will be the first big item you buy once you are in the NFL?
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- Who will win the Super Bowl this year? Cowboys
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- Who is Better: Deion Sanders or Richard Sherman?
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