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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Willie Young, WR, University of Arkansas of Pine Bluff


Arkansas Pine-Bluff wide out Willie Young is a big time player

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? 

Willie Young

What is your Height/Weight? 

5’10 190

What is your position? 


Where do you play college football? 

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff 

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

I was a PE teacher in the summer taught kids in 5-6 grade level

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


Judicial Process

Where are you from? 

New Orleans, Louisiana 

Who is your role model, and why? 


My mother Sandra Young Why? Because I witness her work hard at a 9-5 job everyday and she never complain about it she still manage to support and do everything she could to take care of me.

Did you play any other sports growing up? 


Yes football and basketball also track 

Did you play any other positions in football? 


Yes cornerback and special teams 

At your position, what separates you from others? 


My speed and hands I’m known for my deep ball ability and catching mostly everything that comes my way.

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


I look for coverages and also study film on the DBs hips. 

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 


It’s actually 2 tough players my brother Eric Jenkins and Dave White they play the cornerback position real well. 

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


Antonio Brown I get that a lot from people my size, speed and catching ability.

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


When I was ineligible my sophomore year I overcame it by getting my grades up and leading the conference in tds and received All-SWAC honors the next 3 years. 

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

No sir I just pray and stay focus

Willie Young

What is your biggest strength?

My speed and catching the ball

What is your biggest weakness? 

Sometimes my route running and lack of focus

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


I deserve the opportunity to be given a chance and I’ll show you the rest on the field I’m not a vocal guy

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

Favorite player Randy Moss Favorite team Oakland Raiders

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

Close friend Lydell Hartford, Cousin Brandon Garner, and Cousin Daedae Young 

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

My mother a new house.

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