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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Justin Dixon, LB, Valdosta State University

Justin Dixon of Valdosta State is a dog. He is such a competitor with a monster heart

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?

Justin Dixon

What is your Height/Weight?

6’0 229

What is your position?

Linebacker

Where do you play college football?

Valdosta State University 

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

Aside from going to elementary schools reading to kids I help my younger cousins out with there game

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

Jurisprudence of criminal law

Where are you from?

Duluth Ga

Who is your role model, and why?

My older brother, we grew up close and he showed me a lot of things on an off the field.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Yea, baseball, basketball, lacrosse  

Did you play any other positions in football?

Running back

At your position, what separates you from others?

I have speed at the LB position along with good instincts an relentless effort

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

Tendencies in play calling and down an distance, and tendencies my opponent may have on certain plays.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Jarrett McKinnon from Ga Southern

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

Deion Jones from the Atlanta Falcons he has great speed and plays with a high motor.. makes big plays too

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

Coming back to play football after being ineligible I had to focus more on school then on anything else to get back on track an finish what I started.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Listen to my music an visualize myself making plays 

What is your biggest strength?

My speed getting to the ball an being very physical on contact

What is your biggest weakness?

Playing man to man 

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

I am a leader and a hard worker first. Also I’m a very instinctive inside linebacker, I have good speed and I’m very physical on contact. 

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

Ray Lewis 

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

My grandpa, Mike Vick, and Pres. Obama

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

A house

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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