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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Robert Healy, RB, East Stroudsburg University

Robert Healy can kill you in the running game or throug the air

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? 

Robert Healy

What is your Height/Weight? 

5’10 / 195

What is your position? 

Running Back / Wide Receiver

Where do you play college football? 

East Stroudsburg University

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

Bell ringing to help raise money for the Salvation Army.

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

Anatomy and Physiology II

Where are you from? 

East Meadow, New York

Who is your role model, and why? 

My two older brothers. I’ve always looked up to them ever since I was a kid.

Did you play any other sports growing up? 

I played baseball all through High School.

Did you play any other positions in football? 

No, just running back and receiver

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

I study players different techniques on how they tackle whether it would be high, low, or if they break down or not.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced? 

Justin Shirk, Linebacker from Bloomsburg University

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

At the next level, I compare myself to Julian Edelman because he is the same size as me and the way he is able to get separation off defenders during his routes with his quickness is just like me.

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

My biggest obstacle was always my size. I was never the biggest kid, so I always had to work harder than others to gain more weight and strength. 

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

My pre game rituals consist of listening to music and keeping to myself so I can focus more on the game. 

What is your biggest strength? 

My biggest strength is my quickness and acceleration to separate from defenders and get away from them.

What is your biggest weakness?

My biggest weakness would be my power running since I am not the biggest player.

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

I am a hard worker who is very coachable and pays close attention to detail.

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

LaDainian Tomlinson and New York Jets

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

My grandparents who passed away when I was very young and Derek Jeter.

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

New car

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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