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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Aurren Cooksey, RB, Louisiana College

Aurren Cooksey the running back from Louisiana College is a tough runner

Aurren Cooksey the running back from Louisiana College is a tough runner

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? 

My name is Aurren Cooksey

What is your Height/Weight? 

My height is 5’7″ my weight is 205lbs

What is your position? 

My position is running back

Where do you play college football? 

I play football at Louisiana College in Pineville, LA.

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

The coolest thing I have done off the field is be their for others and help them improve to get better

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

The hardest college class I have taken is federal income tax accounting

Where are you from? 

I am from Grand Cane, Louisiana

Who is your role model, and why? 

My role model is my grandfather who has taught me how to be a man and do what is right.

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

Besides football I played soccer as a kid and also ran track

Did you play any other positions in football? 

I played cornerback when I was young and in highs school I played a little bit of linebacker

At your position, what separates you from others? 

At my position the things that separate me from others is my ambition to succeed and willingness to do what’s necessary to not be second to others.

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

When I look at film the things I look for are small differences the opponent does in different situations and the speed and power and opponent puts on film

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

The toughest player I ever faced was myself. I had to overcome my mental blocks and thinking I was entitled to things then continuing to work

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

If I could compare my play to one player in the NFL it would be Frank Gore. The reason being is because we both run with power, we both are one cut backs, and we never give up when the play is going on.

What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it? 

My biggest obstacle in life was not having my father around the way I wanted. The way  I overcame it was relying on my mother, grandfather, and other family member to get me through.

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

My pre game ritual is listening music before every game. The main song would be ultra light beams by Kanye West.

What is your biggest strength? 

My biggest strength is my work ethic

What is your biggest weakness? 

My biggest weakness is my kindness

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

If a GM gave me a chance to sell myself I would say I’m ready, I can handle whatever you throw at me, and u won’t find anybody who going to strive to be the best like I am

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

My favorite player in NFL history is LaDainian Tomlinson and my favorite teams are the San Diego Chargers and New Orleans Saints

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

If I could have dinner with three people dead or alive I would choose Michael Jackson, Tupac, and President Barrack Obama

What will be the first big item you buy once you are in the NFL?

The first big thing I would buy would be a new Ford F-150.

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