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?
What is your Height/Weight?
6”1 285 pounds
What is your position?
Where do you play college football?
Football is about giving back, what is the coolest thing you have done off the field?
Nothing specific, but I work with kids. Main reason is when I was a growing up, The Boys and Girls Club of Toronto kept me on the right track. I want to help kids stay on the right track in life and stay out of trouble and do something with their lives. When my playing days are over I would like to become a teacher.
What was the hardest college class you ever had to take?
Sociology of Theory.
Where are you from?
Born in Kingston, Jamaica. Raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Who is your role model, and why?
My mother – Came to Canada for a better life. It was always hard on her but she managed and raised me into the person I am today.
My grandfather – Very strong, hardworking man. Built houses in Jamaica for a living until he was 60 years old. I remember bringing him his tools when he needed it. I get my work ethic from my grandfather and mother.
Did you play any other sports growing up?
Basketball, Soccer, Baseball, Track and Field, Shot Put
Did you play any other positions in football?
Played running back during High school.
At your position, what separates you from others?
My speed (explosiveness) and lateral quickness. Instinctive player.
When you are breaking down film, what do you look for?
First I look at the formation tendencies (run/ pass reads). Look at how offensive linemen pass protect in different pros.
Who was the toughest player you ever faced?
If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why?
Aaron Donald. Explosive, disruptive, and playmaking 3technique. Stronger and faster than anyone else on the field.
What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?
During High school, I realized that some of my friends growing up started to make poor decisions (drugs, violence, etc.). I had to separate myself from this because I want the best for myself and future (get a university education, play college football, then professional football). So I lost a few friends in the process.
Do you have any pre-game rituals?
Yeah. I have to listen to ‘Dying’ by Mavado.
What is your biggest strength?
Preparation, attention to detail, and focus.
What is your biggest weakness?
Down to down consistency.
If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say?
Emphasize that I will work hard day in day out to be the best player on the field.
Who was your favorite player and/or NFL team growing up?
Ray Lewis and the Baltimore Ravens.
If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?
Mother, Grandmother, Aaron Donald
What will be the first big item you buy once you are in the NFL?
Pay my student loans.
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