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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Joey Augustin, WR, University of Charleston

Joey Augustin of Charleston is a big time play maker. He has the size NFL teams love

Joey Augustin of Charleston is a big time play maker. He has the size 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?

Joey Augustin

What is your Height/Weight?

6’3.5/205

What is your position?

Wide Receiver

Where do you play college football?

University of Charleston

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

I have been a role model to the local youth in reading books, how important education is and collegiate football.

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

History 252

Where are you from?

Birth place Miami, Fl.

Who is your role model, and why?

I would have to say my grandmother. She raised eight of us grandkids and never complained. She did her best, she pushed me to do good, she’s one of a kind. Blessed to have her.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Track and Field and Basketball

Did you play any other positions in football?

Quarterback, Running back and Safety

At your position, what separates you from others?

My size, range, vertical leap and my aggression when ball is in the air.

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

Little things like DB strength, top 3 coverages and weaknesses.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

There hasn’t been one in particular.

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

A.J. Green because of his slim figure and rangey play.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Catch as many balls as I can before the game.

joey1As a small school football player what obstacles do you feel you have to overcome?

Competing with D1. We do not have the same exposure as they do.

What is your biggest strength?

Big time play capability, team player.

What is your biggest weakness?

My slim stature.

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

I’m here for the team. Anything you need done I will do or die trying. Success is my goal.

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

Ricky Williams Miami Dolphins

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

A.J. Green, my grandma and Tupac

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy?

I will want to invest in real estate with half of my earnings. Buy myself my first house.

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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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