NFL Draft 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?
Univ. Of Akron
Football is about giving back, what is the coolest thing you have done off the field?
The coolest thing I’ve done off the field is every Friday before home games going to the children’s hospital to visit kids. As well as every Thursday going to an elementary school and mentoring a kid I was paired up with.
What was the hardest college class you ever had to take?
Humanities by far had to be the hardest class I’ve taken in college by far.
Where are you from?
I’m from Frederick, MD
Who is your role model, and why?
My role model is my parents. Seeing how hard they work for me and my siblings despite being separated they always make sure we are taken care of. They’re blue collar workers.
Did you play any other sports growing up?
Growing up I played baseball, basketball, and football. Also ran track for a few years. Football just stuck.
Did you play any other positions in football?
I played Qb, Rb, Wr, LB, FS, Nickel, CB
At your position, what separates you from others?
At my position what Separates me is my tenacity, my iq for the game, and my physicality as well as my play making ability. A lot of people say they’re playmakers but the film doesn’t back it up. You turn on my film and you’ll see all those things I said that separates me. I can play any coverage from zone to man as well as techniques.
When you are breaking down film, what do you look for?
When I’m breaking down film the first thing I like to break down and look for is the down and distance. Then the formation seeing how they line up as well as splits and personnel. I also look for how a wr comes out of his breaks and how he stems. Is he physical or not. As well as how often a play is ran and out of what formation it’s ran out of.
Who was the toughest player you ever faced?
The toughest player I ever faced had to be Tyler Boyd who’s currently a rookie WR for the Cincinnati Bengals. We had two years of head to head matchup and he had it all. We battled it out definitely.
If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why?
I would compare my play to Joe Haden. Because he’s always been my idol since I trained with him coming out of high school. He has a knack for the ball and is a playmaker as well as he has great technique. And loves the game. I also can say Tyrann Mathieu as well.
What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?
The biggest obstacle in my life I had to overcome was going to Hargrave military academy after coming out of high school with no offers and competing with some of the best guys in the country. I overcame it by competing day in and day out on and off the field. And earning a scholarship to Akron.
Do you have any pre-game rituals?
My pregame ritual is simple wake up in the morning turn on TD Jakes and listen to his sermons and say a prayer. Then before going onto the field just listening to my same playlist I’ve had for years. And saying a prayer right before kickoff.
What is your biggest strength?
My biggest strength is my technique and physicality. As well as IQ of the game
What is your biggest weakness?
My biggest weakness is tackling at times. I could be more consistent in tackling better.
If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say?
I’m a blue collar worker. I’m willing to do anything and everything to be the best player I can be for your organization. I’m not a problem off the field. I can play special teams as well as any other position in the secondary. I’m a leader and not a follower. I can learn a playbook fast and I can also fit in into any scheme zone or man.
Who was your favorite player and/or NFL team growing up?
My favorite team growing up was the Baltimore Ravens.
If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?
Muhammad Ali, Barack Obama, Carmelo Anthony
What will be the first big item you buy once you are in the NFL?
The first big item I would buy in the NFL I would have to say my dream car. A Range Rover!