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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Dalton Crossan, RB, University of New Hampshire



UNH running back Dalton Crossan is a scoring machine

UNH running back Dalton Crossan is a scoring machine

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?

Dalton Crossan

What is your Height/Weight?

5’11” 205

What is your position?

Running Back/ Kick Returner

Where do you play college football?

University of New Hampshire

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

I have done speed and agility training for young kids over the past couple summers. I also worked my High School’s youth camp and talked to the young kids about what is important.

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


Where are you from?

Long Island, New York

Who is your role model, and why?

Mother and Father, they are very caring and they both have an unbelievable work ethic. I get my work ethic from them.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Lacrosse, basketball, baseball, wrestling

Did you play any other positions in football?

Wide Reciever, Kick and Punt returner (special teams), Corner back, Safety

At your position, what separates you from others?

My versatility, (ability to run the ball, catch the ball, block, line up anywhere on the field.) Also my explosiveness, vision, and work ethic.

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

I look at the other teams blitzes and what the indicators are for those blitzes. I also look at individual players and the tendency’s they have in certain situations.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Stephon Robertson

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

I would say I am a bigger version of Danny Woodhead, or a Julian Edelman who can also run the ball out of the backfield.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Just listening to music and getting myself ready to play

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

Getting the notoriety and proving that I am just as good if not better than the big school players.

What is your biggest strength?

Versatility, speed/explosiveness


We are fans of Dalton Crossan

What is your biggest weakness?

Pass protection

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

I can player anywhere on the field and make plays and be a difference maker. I am extremely motivated and have a chip on my shoulder at all times. I have a relentless work ethic and will never stop working.

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

Walter Payton

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

Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Steve Jobs

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy?

I would either buy something for my family or save it.

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