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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Mike James, DB, Alderson Broaddus University

Mike James is technician in the secondary. The guy just gets it done

Mike James is technician in the secondary. The guy just gets it done

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?

Michael (Mike) James

What is your Height/Weight?


What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

Alderson Broaddus University

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

Helped coach at little league Camps

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

Psych Statistics

Where are you from?

Woodbridge, Va born in San Diego,Ca

Who is your role model, and why?

My parents, because they never showed me how to quit; so I don’t believe in quitting.

Did you play any other sports growing up? hat is your name?

T-Ball, basketball, wrestling, and track

At your position, what separates you from others?

I feel like I have a great way of reading and reacting but also have other positions abilities.

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

QB tendencies and favorite passing route combinations

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Run wise- Glenville St running back Tevin Drake

Pass wise- Duquesne Qb Dillon Buechel

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

Ed Reed because we both have animal instincts and like Ed I try to be a ball hawk.

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

Making decisions on staying in my school or leaving because I was taking out loans but eventually by my junior year I had received a scholarship.

james_michaelDo you have any pre-game rituals?

Just music and prayer!

What is your biggest strength?


What is your biggest weakness?


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

If you need a practice player I’ll be an All-pro practice player if you need a starter I’ll push to be an All-Pro starter. I’m in this world to play football at this level for you sir and I will work to show you!

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

Fav player Ladainian Tomlinson/Chargers

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

Megan Good, Martin Luther King Jr., and Elder Watson Diggs (Dreamer)

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

Remodeling mom house or Apartment down payment.

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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

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