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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Eric Williams, DB, Texas Southern University

Eric Williams and his teammates had to rebound after losing their leader of Tray Walker

Eric Williams and his teammates had to rebound after losing their leader of Tray Walker

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?

Eric Williams Jr. 

What is your Height/Weight?

5’9 185

What is your position?

Defensive back 

Where do you play college football?

Texas Southern University 

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

Volunteer at domestic violence shelter.

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

Hands down biology 

Where are you from?

I am from Houston, Texas

Who is your role model, and why?

My role model is my mother. The reason why because she is so hard working and driven 

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Yes Basketball, Track, Golf 

Did you play any other positions in football?

When I was younger I played running back and Wr 

At your position, what separates you from others?

Speed and I have good hands 

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

Technique and to see if they are consist 

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

My teammate Derrick Griffin.

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

Brent Grimes for the Dolphins we both are the same size and he is very aggressive 

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

Death of my grandpa. Through prayer and support of family and friends and football of course

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Pray and talk to love ones that past.

What is your biggest strength?


What is your biggest weakness?


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

Hard working and I’m easy to coach 

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

Never had a favorite team but my favorite player is Patrick Peterson 

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

My grandfather, Tray Walker, and Obama 

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

My mother a house.

NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at

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