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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Folarin Orimolade, LB, Dartmouth College

Folarin Orimolade is a monster that NFL teams love

Folarin Orimolade is a monster that NFL teams love

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? 

Adefolarin Orimolade

What is your Height/Weight? 

6’0″/242

What is your position? 

Linebacker 

Where do you play college football? 

Dartmouth College

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

Giving food and jackets to the homeless in Washington DC for the Christmas holidays with my Church.

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

Economics 21, it’s a microeconomics class with calculus

Where are you from? 

Burtonsville, Maryland

Who is your role model, and why? 

My Parents, because they are selfless and hardworking and I want to be like that. They also sacrificed everything for me and my younger brother.

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

I mostly played basketball growing up, a lot more than football. I did do a year of wrestling and T & F as well.

Did you play any other positions in football? 

I have played every linebacker position this year alone (3-4 and 4-3 ILB, along with 3-4,4-3 OLB) in high school I played tight end as well, and defensive end.

At your position, what separates you from others?

I think I am the most versatile linebacker in the country (FBS or FCS). I don’t think there are too many people that can rush the passer and still play well covering guys and scraping across the middle.

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

Tendencies with certain formations. Certain alignments by lineman and rb for certain plays. How offensive tackles set so I know they will react to my moves/ what moves will work.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

Cole Toner is the best lineman I’ve ever played, he was an extremely smart player.

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

Elvis Dumervil, because I can bend like him and I use his swipe move all the time. And when we need to we can use power to drive o lineman back.

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

The biggest obstacle is graduating from an Ivy League institution 2 terms early, while giving all I had to football. I just had to sacrifice certain times that I wanted to do other things. I had to be a better time manager and be more decisive in everything I did.

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

I take a hot shower for at least 10 min, then take a freezing cold 30 sec shower for at least 30 sec. then I go out on the field and pray. Then I warm up and I have a playlist I listen to. But I listen to groupies by Future and Senorita by Vince Staples right before I play.

What is your biggest strength? 

It’s hard for o lineman to get their hands on me

What is your biggest weakness? 

Sometimes I try to do too much, and make plays that aren’t mine and then I get beat.

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

I am able and willing to play any position/ special teams necessary to get on a roster and get on the field. Nobody will prepare for a game more than I will. I am the most versatile linebacker FBS or FCS so I can be lined up anywhere. I also am very smart so I will understand schemes very well.

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

Terrell Owens was my favorite player. Redskins are my favorite team. Growing up my 2nd favorite team was what ever team T.O. Was on.

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

Kanye West, Barack Obama, Jesus

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

Car for my mom. White benz.

Rapid Answers

  • Who is Better: Tom Brady or Peyton Manning?
  • Who will win the Super Bowl this year?I haven’t watched much. But I think the patriots will win.
  • Who is Better: Barry Sanders or Emmitt Smith?
  • Who will win MVP in NFL?I would say tom Brady but he was suspended for 4 games. Ezekiel Elliot will be my pick if the Cowboys continue to play so well.
  • Who is Better: Deion Sanders or Richard Sherman? 

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 nfldraftdiamonds@gmail.com

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