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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Brandon Hazzard, LB, Concord University

 

Brandon Hazzard of Concord is a beast. He is versatile

Brandon Hazzard of Concord is a beast. He is versatile

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?

Brandon Hazzard

What is your Height/Weight? 

6’0 245

What is your position? 

MLB/OLB

Where do you play college football? 

Concord University

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

Most definitely would be me coming back from school every chance i get and talking with the kids of my community to show them that progress is key and to never give up on their dreams, always strive to be great!

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

Hands down Computer Programming, all those numbers and symbols can be difficult!

Where are you from? 

Fairlawn, VA #540

Who is your role model, and why? 

My father has inspired me a lot to play this game, always looking up to him as he played for the Virginia Tech Hokies dad was a explosive hard hitting Safety. He instilled that same mentality within me as well!

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Yes, I played Basketball, Baseball, Soccer, Track and Swimming

Did you play any other positions in football? 

I’ve played DE, TE and RB/FB

At your position, what separates you from others? 

I’m extremely explosive coming downhill on the blitz and have exceptional play recognition so I’m a step ahead of each play. Huge run stopper when it comes to the ground game

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

I always look at alignment and formation of the offense first. From there I analyze what plays show tendencies of run or pass so I can know where I fit versus the run and what moves I will make versus the pass. I look a lot at how the QB drops in the pocket and looks off defenders

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

That’s a hard one, I’ve played against a lot of players currently in the NFL now but I’d have to say Morgan Moses

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

James Harrison, he’s a fearsome backer that’s always been a consistent factor in every game he’s played and continues to disrupt offensives with his rush attack

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

I’d say the biggest obstacle I’ve ever had to overcome was learning how to swim. It took me forever to learn not to sink.

hazzzDo you have any pre-game rituals?

Before every game I always eat an orange and put the peel in my sock for good luck

What is your biggest strength? 

Great football IQ and physical attributes

What is your biggest weakness? 

Playing with too much emotion

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

Send me the invite to camp and I’ll prove why my skills can help your franchise

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

My favorite Player growing up was Michael Vick boy could he do some amazing things! But as for team the Patriots

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

Tupac, Jesus and Malcolm X

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

After my parents are taken care of ill probably pull a Marshawn Lynch and be investing into my savings account

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