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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Roderick Henderson, DT, Alabama State University

Roderick Henderson is a mammoth of a human being. He is a true run stuffer

Roderick Henderson is a mammoth of a human being. He is a true run stuffer

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? 

Roderick Henderson

What is your Height/Weight? 

6’1 353

What is your position? 

Nose tackle

Where do you play college football?

Alabama State

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

One of the coolest things I have done is went to this alternative school with these youth defenders and played kickball, flag football and basketball with them and the best thing about that is you will be shock how you put and impact on somebody life through sports

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

Social Research 2

Where are you from? 

Montgomery Al

Who is your role model, and why? 

My Mom is because she been through so much and all she know is to fight through it

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

Yes, baseball, basketball and tennis

Did you play any other positions in football? 

Yes, fullback

At your position, what separates you from others? 

My dominance with double team blockers

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

The first hand placement that a center makes on contact and the guard first step

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

To be honest nobody in the SWAC but Kentucky center and guard combination was great when they double me but I still had  3 TFL that game

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

Vince Wilfork, we both big and stout and take on double team blocks

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

When I found out my mom had cancer and when my brother was shot and killed within 4 months apart and I overcame it with prayer and strength

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

No not really I just listen to music

What is your biggest strength? 

Making a new line of scrimmage

rodddWhat is your biggest weakness? 

My weight I will say so I can stay on the field longer

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

First I am a people person and everybody loves and I would bring a great work ethic to your program.  I love making a new line of scrimmage, taking on double team blocks, and clogging up the holes so the running backs have nowhere to go and also make my linebackers will be free during the game

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

Warren Sapp

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

I will chose my brother, Vince Wilfork and Warren Sapp

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

Um I’m not sure yet

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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 nfldraftdiamonds@gmail.com

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