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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Darryl Johnson, DL, Concord University


Daryl Johnson is a big big boy. He is hard to move and clogs the middle of the field

Darryl Johnson is a big big boy. He is hard to move and clogs the middle of the field

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?

Darryl Johnson  

What is your Height/Weight? 

Height 6’3 Weight320

What is your position? 

Nose Guard/Defensive Tackle

Where do you play college football? 

Concord University

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


I served food for the less fortunate at church on weekends last summer.

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


Where are you from? 


Port Deposit, MD

Who is your role model, and why? 


Aaron Donald is a huge role model of mine I like what he does on and off the field the most dominate interior linemen in the league.

Did you play any other sports growing up? 


I played soccer, basketball, track and field, and wrestling 

Did you play any other positions in football? 


I have played nose guard and defensive tackle in college but in high school I played tackle and center.

At your position, what separates you from others? 


One of the huge things that separate me from other d linemen is my motor I’m always around the ball because of my pursuit to the ball.

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


When I break down film I look for the fundamental things I did wrong or try to find tendencies in my opponent that make him vulnerable.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 


The hardest player I faced was Chris Reed from Minnesota State Mankato my sophomore year.

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


The player my game reminds me off is Haloti Ngata because he is relentless and always disrupting other team in the run or pass.

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


I have always had very little exposure because I went to a small high school and then a small college but I look that’s something that drives me all the time I love getting opportunities to prove myself.

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 


The only pregame rituals I have is praying and watching d line highlight videos.

What is your biggest strength? 


My biggest strength is I’m super competitive and I don’t give up on plays and I play smart from what I watched on film.

darrylWhat is your biggest weakness? 


My biggest weakness is I play with to much emotion sometimes.

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


If I had to sell a GM, I would tell him give me a invite to camp and I will prove it to him

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


Favorite player when I was a kid was Haloti Ngata and the Ravens are my favorite team.

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


If I could have dinner with three people it would be Katy Perry, Katt Williams and Aaron Donald.

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

I would buy is whatever my mom wants.

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