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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Omar Howard, LB, University of Richmond

Richmond linebacker Omar Howard is a playmaker.

Richmond linebacker Omar Howard is a playmaker.

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?

Omar Howard

What is your Height/Weight?

6’1/2″ 240 lbs

What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

University of Richmond

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

I worked with kids at a YMCA in Richmond.

Where are you from?

From Virginia.

Who is your role model, and why?

Elon Musk because he is highly successful, environmentally conscious and steadfast in his values.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

I played organized soccer, baseball, and I wrestled

Did you play any other positions in football?

Other than LB I’ve played TE, DE, DT, OT, CB, and RB.

At your position, what separates you from others?

I think what separates me from others at my position is my ability to move well in space, as well as an above average understanding of how and why every player on the defensive fits into the scheme

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

When I breakdown film what I look for is the offenses tendencies in game situations, specific formations that indicate plays to be alert for, individual player tendencies that send a red flag of what is coming.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Terrance West

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

I would compare myself to Lavonte David because we are similar size, we play in a similar fashion, and we play with a similar level of intensity.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

I have a habit of using ammonia capsules to wake me up and giving a speech of some sort

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

I think the biggest obstacle coming from FCS is the reputation of lesser competition compared to the FBS level.

What is your biggest strength?

My greatest strength is my coachability I think that I take criticism and coaching and implement into my game.

What is your biggest weakness?

My biggest weakness is my height I’m on the shorter side of my position

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

I would say that I’m a extremely durable player who will do whatever is asked of me to help your team win games and if given the opportunity I will make the most of it.

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

My favorite team growing up was the San Diego Chargers.

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

I would have dinner with George Washington, Morgan Freeman and Jim Brown

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy?

I would buy Stock in an ETF fund

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  • Better linebacker Ray Lewis or Luke Kuechly?

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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