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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Tre’Von Johnson, LB, Weber State University

Tre'Von Johnson of Weber State is a ball hawk.

Tre’Von Johnson of Weber State is a ball hawk.

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?

Tre’Von Johnson

What is your Height/Weight?

6’0/235

What is your position?

ILB/OLB

Where do you play college football?

Weber State University

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

Every year the Weber State football program goes and read to local elementary schools. It’s cool to see how much of an influence you can have on a kid.

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

Accounting

Where are you from?

St. Louis, Missouri

Who is your role model, and why?

My mom for sure. She’s the epitome of who I want to be. She’s strong and confident and she has done so much to make sure that I grew up the right way.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Basketball

Did you play any other positions in football

SS,RB

At your position, what separates you from others?

At my position the thing that separates me is my speed and size along with that my arm length. All those things help give me an advantage against my competition

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

I look at the lineman to see if they lean when they’re pulling. I also look at the depth of the running backs on pass or run plays and I try to get a good feel for the QB throwing motion.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Cooper Kupp from Eastern Washington.

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

Bruce Irvin. He’s physical and he uses his arm length to his advantage

Junior Tre'von Johnson tackles a North Dakota player during the third quarter of the game Saturday night.  (Ariana Berkemeier / The Signpost)

Tre’von Johnson tackles a North Dakota player during the third quarter of the game.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

I listen to Ray Lewis Rise video before the game. That’s a must.

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

I think the biggest obstacle is trying to prove that I can play with the bigger schools. However I play in the Big Sky which is the toughest conference in the FCS.

What is your biggest strength?

My biggest Strength is my Arm length.

What is your biggest weakness?

My biggest weakness is I get to aggressive in my pursuit.

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

I’m a hard worker and I will do anything to help the team succeed whether that’s practice squad or special teams. I’m dedicated to the team. I’m open for criticism and I thrive from it. I’m fast and physical and I will make an instant impact to your organization.

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

The Rams and my favorite player right now is Zeke Elliott. We actually grew up together.

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

Martin Luther King, Barack Obama, Urban Meyer

With your first NFL paycheck what would you buy?

My first paycheck will go for buying my mom a better house and then putting the rest away for my daughter college.

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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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