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NFL Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Rodeshawn Joseph, DB, Virginia Union

Rodeshawn Joseph is a solid player with ball skills

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?

Rodeshawn Joseph

What is your Height/Weight?

6’1 190

What is your position?


Where did you play college football?

Virginia Union

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

Giving a kid in the stands a pair of my cleats after the game

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

English 101

Where are you from?

Pompano Beach, FL

Who is your role model, and why?

Patrick Peterson because he’s a hometown hero and he paved the way for young guys like me

Did you play any other sports growing up?


Did you play any other positions in football?

Kick return and gunner on punt team

At your position, what separates you from others?

My football IQ and the knack I have for the ball

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

I look for signals different formations and route combinations

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Nyme Mann Bowie State

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

Richard Sherman because he’s tall and long armed, our knowledge for the game and knowing route
combinations. Getting the ball back to our offense is a similar trait

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

Flunking out of school and getting accepted back into school. I overcame it with the support of family and friends

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

I just think about the struggles and hard times that my mom and I encountered. It’s what drives me to perform at an optimal level.

What is your biggest strength?

My knowledge for the game and work ethic

What is your biggest weakness?

Getting bored when teams don’t throw to my side

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

I would tell him you would not regret bringing me on to your team. I’m the type of player if you ask me to give you an arm I would give you an arm if you need a leg I would give you a leg.

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

Deion “Prime Time” Sanders -He’s the reason I wear #21 because he changed the game at the cornerback position

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

My Grandmother (deceased), Deion Sanders and Roger Goodell

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

My mom a new house because she deserves to see outside of the projects or something I promised at 8yrs old when she signed me up for football.

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 [email protected]

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