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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Joey Borsellino, WR, Western Illinois University

 

Joey Borsellino is a beast of a wide out.

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? 

Joey Borsellino

What is your Height/Weight? 

5’11 190

What is your position? 

WR 

Where do you play college football? 

Western Illinois University

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

Signed up for Be the match. This is a volunteer organization that allows you to sign up and hopefully be a match for those who have cancer and are in need for a bone marrow transplants. 

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

Finance 331

Where are you from? 

Lombard, IL

Who is your role model, and why? 

My father, because he is a loving/caring person who does anything for his love ones. He has coached me in football since I was 4 years old and help me grow as a man and a player.

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

Yes, baseball,basketball, and wrestling

Did you play any other positions in football? 

DB/QB

At your position, what separates you from others? 

My knowledge of the game, art of my route running, and my ability to catch the ball in traffic 

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

I watch the DB/Nickel/OLB to see any tendencies they have in coverage rather its foot work, physicality, alignment, or their adjustments depending on formations

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

Deondre Hall from UNI (currently on the bears)

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

Julian Edelman because of his route running, physicality, and attitude on the feild 

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

My sister and father both being diagnosed with cancer, we overcame it as a family together and I used football and my play to help distract my family from the issues going on in our lives. They both overcame it and survived  

Do you have any pre-game rituals? 

Yes, listening to the same songs and carry out a usual game day routine 

What is your biggest strength? 

My knowledge of the game and the ability to catch the ball rather it be in traffic or in general 

What is your biggest weakness? 

Pulling away on go routes 

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

I love winning and hate losing. I will do anything and everything to help my team get the Win

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

Julian Edelman and the Patriots, there is nothing better then a well coach/smart football team

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

My Papa Tony and two Victoria secret models haha  

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

Our old family lake house that my mother loved so much 

 

NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at nfldraftdiamonds@gmail.com

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