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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Marshall Howell, WR, John Carroll University


Marshall Howell is a playmaker from John Carroll who helped beat Mount Union this past week

Marshall Howell is a playmaker from John Carroll who helped beat Mount Union this past week

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?

Marshall Howell

What is your Height/Weight?

6′ 195

What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

John Carroll University

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

Volunteered for youth challenge

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

African, American philosophy

Where are you from?

Cleveland, Ohio

Who is your role model, and why?

My mom is my role model

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Basketball, baseball, boxing, and track

Did you play any other positions in football?


At your position, what separates you from others?

What separates me from others at my position is my football IQ

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

When breaking down film I like to look at DBs tendencies, and what coverages they like to run in certain areas of the field

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

The toughest player I’ve faced is Myles Alexander

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

Odell Beckham because of his ability to turn a short route into a big gain

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

The biggest obstacles I’ve had to overcome is understanding that I need to spend the same amount of time in the classroom as I do on the football field

marshDo you have any pre-game rituals?

I don’t really have any pre-game rituals. I just try to laugh and joke to stay as loose as possible.

What is your biggest strength?

My biggest strength is my YAC and my ability to get open.

What is your biggest weakness?

My biggest weakness is blocking

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

I would say that you’ll get my everything, just give me the opportunity to show you that I am capable of playing at this level

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

My favorite player is Randy Moss. My favorite team is the Browns

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

The three people I would choose to have dinner with is 2pac, Martin Luther King Jr, and Jonah Hill

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

My first big purchase would be a house for my mom

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