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?
Football is about giving back, what is the coolest thing you have done off the field?
Growing up I’ve attended numerous food drives and charity events like march of dimes with my father and his fraternity
What was the hardest college class you ever had to take?
Where are you from?
Who is your role model, and why?
My father Taiwan Johnson Sr. he’s my role model because he is a hard worker and always had great advice and cares about family.
Did you play any other sports growing up?
None structurally, just recreational basketball
Did you play any other positions in football?
I played safety and receiver before moving to Defensive End in high school
At your position, what separates you from others?
The way I use my hands aggressively, also my ability to play inside undersized
When you are breaking down film, what do you look for?
In film I look for oline stance tendencies, I look at the the Cadence of the qb, also the plays teams run in certain downs and distances.
Who was the toughest player you ever faced?
Reece Dismukes from Auburn
If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why?
I feel like I’m a Trey Flowers type player , undersized but uses technique to battle in the trenches.
What was the biggest obstacle in your life you had to overcome, and how did you overcome it?
Graduating college, I studied extra and made sure I was putting myself in the best situations to succeed.
Do you have any pre-game rituals?
Pre-game I usually listen to my favorite artist Travis Scott to get my mind in the zone
What is your biggest strength?
My biggest strength is my in game awareness and focus.
What is your biggest weakness?
My biggest weakness is probably my size
If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say?
I would say that I’m a hard worker and take the details of my position seriously and I’m the same guy every day I show up.
Who was your favorite player and/or NFL team growing up?
My favorite player growing up was Tom Brady, and my favorite team was the Houston Texans
If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?
Three people I would want to have dinner with are Martin Luther King Jr. , Barack Obama and Nelson Mandela
What will be the first big item you buy once you are in the NFL?
My first big item I’ll buy would probably be a used car.