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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Ondre Roberts, DB, Wilkes University

 

Ondre Roberts is a shutdown cornerback. He is aggressive and makes big time plays

Ondre Roberts is a shutdown cornerback. He is aggressive and makes big time plays

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? 

Ondre Roberts

What is your Height/Weight? 

5’11 180

What is your position? 

Defensive Back 

Where do you play college football? 

Wilkes University 

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

 

Working a few camps with local children, as well as assistant coaching pop warner athletes. There’s no better feeling then giving back to the youth. 

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

 

Abnormal Psychology 

Where are you from? 

 

I’m originally from Newark, New Jersey. Went to high school in Dunellen , New Jersey.

Who is your role model, and why? 

 

My Father; he’s a hardworking man who never complains even on his worst day. 

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

 

Baseball, basketball, and ran track and field.

Did you play any other positions in football? 

 

Running Back, and Quarterback. 

At your position, what separates you from others? 

 

Aggressiveness and my ability to play man and zone coverage. 

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

 

Pre snap looks from the quarterback as well as how a receiver breaks in out of their routes.

 

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

 

Preston Addo- Stevenson University 

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

 

I would compare my game to Patrick Peterson an aggressive corner that takes risk. 

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

 

Being born in a rough neighborhood and not letting that influence my future. I overcame it by focusing on bigger goals(Academics, and football).

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

 

Listening to music and doing a pregame lap with my teammate Marcellus Hayes. 

image3What is your biggest strength? 

 

My Aggressiveness, toughness and make up speed. 

What is your biggest weakness? 

 

My Aggressiveness can sometimes become a weakness. 

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

 

I can do it all, and I’ll play whatever role that’s needed to contribute to the team. I’m a team player. All I need is a chance. 

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

 

Larry Fitzgerald / Arizona Cardinals 

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

 

Martin Luther King Jr, John F. Kennedy, and The Rock.

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

 

First item I would buy would be a house for my Grandmother, with a huge kitchen she loves cooking. 

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