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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Josh White, DB, Shenandoah University

Josh White may be a small cornerback, but he plays BIG!!

Josh White may be a small cornerback, but he plays BIG!!

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?

Josh White

What is your Height/Weight?

5’9 175

What is your position?

Defensive Back/Punt Returner

Where do you play college football?

Shenandoah University

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

The coolest thing I ever did was go to several elementary schools to read and give back to the kids in the Winchester community

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

Stats & Data Analysis

Where are you from?

Richmond, VA

Who is your role model, and why?

My dad, he taught me everything I know. He’s my go to and is the reason why I’m where I am now

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Yeah, I played basketball, baseball, and ran track

Did you play any other positions in football?

I played Quarterback, Slot, and running back

At your position, what separates you from others?

What separates me from other cornerback is that, I already know the route or play before the ball is even snapped. I study more film and dissect little aspects that gives me a clue of what’s already about to happen. I can honestly say no one watches more than film than me

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

When I look at film I look at literally everything. What hash the ball is on, the quarterback’s steps, how a wide receiver comes off the ball between pass and run. I look for all passing concepts to see what’s different and what’s the same. I look to see who the quarterback likes to go to the most & all the different packages the offense plays

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

The toughest player I ever faced was Holton Walker as a freshman

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

I would compare myself to Brent Grimes. Both of us being small players but the size doesn’t matter when the pads come on. He goes up and grabs the ball like me and knows what to do with it when he gets it

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

The toughest obstacle I ever faced was when I found out my mom was battling cancer. I was crushed and I wanted to give up in life. I thought I was losing my best friend. But I didn’t give up. I used that as fuel to the fire and it motivated me to be the man I am today

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Every game I listen to gospel music all day to calm my body down

jwhiteWhat is your biggest strength?

My biggest strength is my speed and knowledge of the game

What is your biggest weakness?

My biggest weakness is my size

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

I would tell you that your getting somebody who wants to win and is willing to do whatever or play where ever you want me to. I would tell you that I am the best cornerback to take who will also play whatever special teams you want me to play. I would also tell you that your getting something rare, and you’ll never see a player with a bigger heart than Josh White

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

Favorite player would be Chad Johnson & Ed Reed

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

Michael Jackson, Jesus, and my grandma Pee-Wee

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

2016 Lamborghini Aventador

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