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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Isaiah Nelson, WR, Eastern Illinois University


Isaiah Nelson the EIU wide out is a big target

Isaiah Nelson the EIU wide out is a big target

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?

Isaiah Nelson 

What is your Height/Weight?

5’11 185

What is your position?

Wide Receiver 

Where do you play college football?

Eastern Illinois University 

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

Working youth football camps, I love being around young kids so any time I get the chance to work with and mentor them I jump at it. 

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

Anthropology, that class was crazy lol 

Where are you from?

West Palm Beach Florida 

Who is your role model, and why?

My parents, they did an amazing job of working hard and raising me with the foundations to be a great person 

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Basketball, Football, Baseball, Soccer, Track, I played everything haha 

Did you play any other positions in football?

I played quarterback, receiver, tight end, running back, corner, linebacker, safety, all the skill positions pretty much 

At your position, what separates you from others?

My athleticism, I’m good at pretty much anything on the field with a little bit of work 

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

Tendencies and weaknesses of my opponent. Like I said I’m good at pretty much everything on the field so whatever their not good at I’ll pick on it 

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Myself, I have a lot of confidence in myself so if there’s someone or something that’s giving me a problem it’s only a matter of time until I find away to beat it and then it’s dead 

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

Antonio Brown, he’s good at every aspect of being a receiver and he’s a great athlete 

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

Myself, like I said earlier I have a lot of confidence in myself but sometimes that can hurt you. I’m extremely hard on myself so I’ve had to learn and mature enough to relax and trust God no matter what the situation is

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Listening to music, I love vibing out and getting in my zone 

What is your biggest strength?

My athleticism 

What is your biggest weakness?

My strength and weight 

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

If you take a chance on me you’ll get a player that can do anything you ask him to do. Given the right amount of time I’ll be the best at whatever I’m doing and that’s a promise. 

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

Michael Vick, he was everything to me haha and the Atlanta Falcons 

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

King Solomon, King David & Jesus 

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

A place of residence lol 

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