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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Anthony Johnson, OLB, Kent State University

Anthony Johnson is flying under the radar, but the former JUCO linebacker is a playmaker

has been providing our readers Prospect Interviews over the past 3 years and this year we mixed things up a bit. Our questions are designed to give our readers a little more insight on the draft eligible 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 our next prospect!!!!

What is your name?

Anthony Johnson

What is your Height/Weight?


What is your position?


Where do you play college football?

Kent State

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

Returned a lost wallet

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

English 1C summer semester

Where are you from?

Miami FL DADE County

Who is your role model, and why?

Mom, strong women love her

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Basketball, Track

Did you play any other positions in football?

Safety, Wideout

At your position, what separates you from others?

Playing FS up until my Senior year in high school and now playing OLB/DE speed and athleticism

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

Tendencies what OL struggle with what they are good at and what kind of feet do he have  slow fast?

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Alabama O-line

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

Leonard Floyd  same body type not the biggest guy but very athletic

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

Making it out of Juco and by grinding it out on a daily Literally everyday

Do you have any pre-game rituals?


What is your biggest strength?

Motor, athleticism 

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

I got something to prove and with a chance you will not regret it.

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

Sean Taylor Miami Dolphins

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

Well right now 3 nfl GM’s

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

Mom a house

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 [email protected]

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