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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Joe LoSchiavo, OL, Slippery Rock University

Big Joe LoSchiavo of Slippery Rock is a machine on the offensive line

Big Joe LoSchiavo of Slippery Rock is a machine on the offensive line

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?

Joe LoSchiavo

What is your Height/Weight?

6’3″, 300

What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

Slippery Rock University

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

Every year since I was a freshman at Slippery Rock I participated in “A Race to Anyplace” which is a foundation that raises money in an effort to treat and cure Leukemia and Lymphoma

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

Chemistry II

Where are you from?

Broadview Heights, Ohio

Who is your role model, and why?

My Father is my biggest role model because he is the most humble man I know and he engrained in me to never give up.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Golf, Basketball, and lacrosse

Did you play any other positions in football?

Offensive Guard, Tackle, and Long Snapper

At your position, what separates you from others?

My attention to detail and footwork

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

When I break down film I really tend to focus on each defensive lineman’s stance and alignment

big-joeWho was the toughest player you ever faced?

James King

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

Maurkice Pouncey, because he is very crafty with his hands on pass protection and is very good at pulling to defenders outside of the box

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

My True Sophomore year I had major surgery on my neck and ended up losing 40lbs of weight along with all the strength I had gained during the season. I overcame that by putting in hard work day in and day out so i didn’t let my teammates down

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

I like to watch the opposing defensive line go through some of their pregame warm ups to see if there is any last minute details i could pick up that may give me an advantage over them

What is your biggest strength?

I am very competitive and don’t stomach defeat

What is your biggest weakness?

The feeling of letting people down if I make a mistake.

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

I am a battle tested player that will fight through pain, or any other form of adversity if it betters the team and leads us to a victory.

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

My favorite player was Ray Lewis because of his nasty style of play

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

Not trying to be corny but I would just like to have dinner with my family because they are the ones that are always there for me.

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

I would just like to take care of my parents and pay off any bills they had

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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