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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Brian Walker, CB, Fayetteville State University

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Former UNC CB Brian Walker

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?

Brian Walker

What is your Height/Weight?

5’11/195

What is your position?

CB/Nickel

Where do you play college football?

Fayetteville State

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

Helped build a day care for kids in the local city

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

A poetry course while at UNC Chapel Hill

Where are you from?

Charlotte, NC

Who is your role model, and why?

My grandfather is my role model because he stood for what he believed in and was a leader

Did you play any other sports growing up?

I ran track

Did you play any other positions in football?

Running back all through Pop Warner years

At your position, what separates you from others?

My physicality and speed, feel like my strength is my real edge

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

The receivers routes and physicality, how he sits down his routes and gets in and out of breaks. How physical he is while blocking and while getting off the jam. The quarterback and the way he reads the defense, if he stares down his target or looks off defenders

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Will Fuller

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

Buster Skrine, because he is a physical and tenacious player. He gets out of breaks real well and and plays bump and run at the corner and nickel. Blitzes with a force

Brian Walker the former UNC defensive back is a big time competitor

Brian Walker the former UNC defensive back is a big time competitor

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

The death of my grandfather, shook my entire family. But we came together as one and made everything workout for the better

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

I have to warmup for about 20-25 min before every pregame. Footwork breaks and stretching

What is your biggest strength?

My speed

What is your biggest weakness?

Staying low and fluent with my back peddle throughout the entire game

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

I’m a player that’s gonna give you everything he’s got whether in practice or a game because of my passion for the game of football and for my teammates. Will always be ready when my number is called and my effort will never be questioned. I will produce no matter what position I am put in, one opportunity is all I need and I will sell out for the team in order to win

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

Matt Forte/Reggie Bush and Chicago Bears

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

My grandfather, Kobe Bryant, and Matt Forte

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

My mom a new car, Audi

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