Corey Hall of Ball State was a dominate JUCO player who continued to play well for Ball State
NFL Diamonds 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?
What is your Height/Weight?
What is your position?
Where do you play college football?
Eastern Arizona Community College, Ball State University.
Football is about giving back, what is the coolest thing you have done off the field?
The Coolest thing I’ve done so far was mentoring elementary kids in Arizona talking to them about school and making good grades and eating healthy.
What was the hardest college class you ever had to take?
Where are you from?
Who is your role model, and why?
My role model is my mother and older brother. The reason for my mom is because she has showed me over the years how to be a man and never run when tough times hit. Know matter what stand up for what’s right and always do right by other people. Always provide when you have a family and keep God first. The reason for my older brother is because he was the first in our family to graduate college and know matter how bad time got for us at home whether it was moving from house to house or sharing clothes, he never complained and never made excuses. He made all A,s in high school and all A,s and B,s in college
Did you play any other sports growing up?
Yes Baseball, Basketball, Track
Did you play any other positions in football?
At your position, what separates you from others?
What separates me from other players at my position is my urge to find contact and tackle! tackle! Tackle! Know matter how big the ball carrier is I don’t shy away from contact.
When you are breaking down film, what do you look for?
First I break down film by formations, then down and distances and then I look at the players that I may have to cover or tackle and look for tendencies that may tip off a play for me to make
Who was the toughest player you ever faced?
The toughest player I ever faced was a running back in high school from peach county he wore number 4 my 10th grade year in high school.
If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why?
I would compare myself to Ricardo Allen for the Atlanta Falcons. We have the same similar built and don’t fear tackling know matter what the size is of the ball carrier and we both have upside to grow and grow as a player and learn the game more.
What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?
The biggest obstacle in my life that I had to overcome was this throat disorder I had as a child. I wasn’t able to swallow and felt like I was always choking and couldn’t breathe. I overcame it by many of hospital visits and a minor surgery.
Do you have any pre-game rituals?
In high school I used to get slapped in the face. In college I just walk the field and visualize myself making plays.
What is your biggest strength?
My biggest strength is my ability to tackle and tackle with a lot of power for my size. especially One on One tackling in the open field. I constantly seek out contact and want to tackle.
What is your biggest weakness?
My biggest weakness I would say is my ball skills with the ball is thrown deep into the air. I never really been a big pick guy because I always wanted to go for the big hit.
If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say?
I would say that I am a very accountable person and my drive to want to get better and contribute to your team in anyway that will help us win games and bring a championship to the City I’m that guy. I’m that guy that does the dirty work when nobody wants to hit.
Who was your favorite player and/or NFL team growing up?
My favorite player growing up was Earl Thomas and Troy Polamalu, and my favorite team was the Atlanta Falcons.
If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. , Abraham Lincoln, Earl Thomas
What will be the first big item you buy once you are in the NFL?
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