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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Roosevelt Donaldson, DE, Samford University


Roosevelt Donaldson of Samford is a beast. He is a monster for the Bulldogs

Roosevelt Donaldson of Samford is a beast. He is a monster for the Bulldogs

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?

Roosevelt Donaldson

What is your Height/Weight? 

6’2 260

What is your position? 

Defensive end/Outside linebacker

Where do you play college football? 

Samford University

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

Coolest thing I’ve done is help work at the special Olympics

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

Computer Science

Where are you from? 

From Miami Florida

Who is your role model, and why? 

Mom because of how hard she works

Did you play any other sports growing up? 


Did you play any other positions in football? 

Other positions/ Linebacker

At your position, what separates you from others? 

Speed for size

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

I look for offensive lineman stances to see if they give anything off for run or pass

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

Ereck Flowers of the New York Giants in High School

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

Terrell Suggs because of his aggressive style of play

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

Biggest obstacle I had to overcome was being a positive product of my environment

What is your biggest strength? 

Biggest strength instinct

rWhat is your biggest weakness?

Weakness trying to make every play

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

If I were a GM/ I am passionate and love the game of football. Football is second nature to me because I’ve been playing the game since I was 5. I give my all every snap.

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

Favorite player growing up/Ray Lewis

Favorite team/ Dolphins

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

Dinner/Ray Lewis, My grandfather and Floyd Mayweather

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

My mom a car

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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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